Northfield Township Guiding Principals
The township of Northfield aspires to be a hospitable and pleasant community that nurtures its diverse natural, historical, cultural and social assets to foster a safe, clean, prosperous, attractive place in which to live, work, shop, grow and play.
Statement of Mission and Purpose:
To provide efficient and effective Township services, through comprehensive planning based on long term systematic principles that foster an open, honest, responsive government. To do this in an environment that provides for maximum services provided in the most fiscally conservative manner.
Statement of Values:
· Active citizen involvement in determining the direction of the Township government and the public services it provides
· Respect for the individual and the individual voice and service for the common good
· A responsive and responsible public service delivery system
· Positive change, innovation and creativity
· Well-trained employees committed to excellent customer service
· Respect for our heritage and cultural achievements
· We value the enterprise of local merchants and commit to support their efforts
Rich in history, pride in the present, and planning for the future...
History of Northfield Township
Northfield Township was established in 1832, when the Territorial Legislature held a meeting in Detroit, and passed the resolution which brought it into existence. Our name, popularly believed to refer to the fact that the township is in the northern part of the county, also points back to the New England heritage of many of its first settlers, whose practice it was to bring part of their homeland with them by naming new places after the ones they had left. Our Northfield Township quite possibly could be named after the New England site - - Northfield Township, Massachusetts. However, that the town is in the "northern fields" of the county must have made the name seem quite appropriate. So, welcome to the northern fields - - Northfield Township! For more information about our township's rich history, contact a member of the historical society.