Marge is no stranger to government. In 1978 she became a trustee for the township, 1992 elected to the County Commission, 1996 back to the township as trustee, then is 2000 became township clerk. While serving as clerk, she was instrumental in the township becoming a charter township, built new fire station, worked with DNR and Southwest Michigan Planning Commission to get grants for the trail. In 2012 she retired. With her background, she has been able to hit the ground running.
Marge is a fourth generation Niles-ite. She has a Social Work Degree from WMU. She has been married to Don Hiatt for 42 years, they have two grown children and one adorable grandchild.
Besides family, involvement is the community has been her passion. The greater Niles Senior Center has been a part of her life since 1974 (her first job) she has been on the board ever since. She has served on the Library Board for several years, representing Niles Township. Was in Niles Service League. She also serves on Van Buren Youth Camp board.