A native of Orion Township, Trustee Dunn has spent most of his life in north Oakland County. He spent four years in the U.S. Air Force and served in the Vietnam War.
Prior to being elected to a trustee seat in November 2020, Dunn served as township supervisor from June 1999 to November 2020. During his tenure as supervisor, Dunn helped oversee the construction of two fire stations, two water treatment plants, a 1-million-gallon water tower, and a new township hall and sheriff’s substation.
In addition to the township board, Dunn chairs the North Oakland Transportation Authority (NOTA) board and serves on the Oxford Downtown Development Authority (DDA) board and Oxford Area Cable Communications Commission. He also serves as an alternate for the township’s Water and Sewer Committee.
An Oxford resident for more than 30 years, Trustee Nold was appointed to the township board in April 2020 and elected in November of the same year. Nold also serves on both the township and village planning commissions, the township’s Water and Sewer Committee, the Ordinance Review Committee, the Election Commission and the Polly Ann Trail Management Council.
Outside of government, Nold has been a small business owner since 1998 and served on the boards of directors for two nonprofit organizations. Nold holds a master’s degree in business administration from Central Michigan University (Troy Campus) and a bachelor’s degree in industrial management from Lawrence Technological University.
Trustee Payne was elected to the township board in November 2016. Prior to that, she worked for the Oxford Fire Department in an administrative capacity from 1995 to 2015. She started as a part-time clerk and ended her career as the department’s finance manager.
In addition to the township board, Payne serves on the North Oakland Transportation Authority (NOTA) board, township Safety Path Committee, Union Negotiations Committee, and Zoning Board of Appeals. She also serves as an alternate for the Oxford Area Cable Communications Commission.
A longtime Oxford resident and retired certified financial planner, Trustee Charles was elected to the township board in November 2020. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University. Trustee Charles was the founder and chief organizer of Oxford’s Lone Ranger Parade and Festival, which ran from 2013-18. He also served on the Oxford Wildcat Booster Club board.
Trustee Charles has served on the Oxford Downtown Development Authority (DDA) board since 2013. He owns a commercial building (14 S. Washington St.) in downtown Oxford.
Trustee Charles chairs the township’s Gypsy Moth Committee and serves on the Election Commission and Oxford-Addison Youth Assistance board. He also serves as Oxford’s alternate representative to the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) and Oakland County’s NoHaz Consortium.