The ruling body is called the Board of Trustees. It is made up of seven elected members, of which three are full-time administrators and four are part-time trustees. The full-time elected officials are the Supervisor, Treasurer, and Clerk. They also oversee the day-to-day administrative operations of the Township.
The administrative operations are made up of four departments: Finance & Budget, Leisure Services, Municipal Services and Public Safety.Canton Township is the sixth largest employer in the community.
The Canton Community is located in the State of Michigan, USA, on the far western edge of Wayne county. Canton is approximately 20 miles east of Ann Arbor, 35 miles west of Detroit and 50 miles north of Toledo, Ohio. The township of Canton was established in 1834 and is one of the fastest growing communities in the state today.