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The TNN service area emcompasses four Townships in Antrim County, Michigan stretching along the shoreline of East Grand Traverse Bay from Elk Rapids to Norwood - Elk Rapids Township/Village, Milton Township, Torch Lake, and Banks Townships. The area is sometimes referred to as "Antrim Island".

TNN Service area: "Antrim Island"



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Officers of the 2021 TNN Board

Mission: Protect GT Bay Antrim County coast, watersheds,

resident lifestyle.  TNN serves Torch Lake, Milton, Elk Rapids

and Banks Townships Norwood to Elk Rapids. Candidates

are selected from members, partners, donors, and leaders.

Interested?  Contact Keith Termaat, TNN.Mich@gmail.com


Keith Termaat 

Vice President:

Scott Finch


Wenche Borgnakke




Indetech Services LLC

(pro bono)

Accounting, Web support, Fund raising support.


Krystin J. Houle, PLC

(ad hoc)

Legal Counsel.

Board of Directors:

Wenche Borgnakke


Sr. Research Associate, UM School of Dentistry.  Member, Gum disease workgroup, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.  Award winning lecturer in U.S. and Canada, Europe,  Middle East.  DDS &  PhD–Dentistry in Denmark, MPH - Dental Public Health at UM.

Scott Finch

Treasury Executive. Juris Doctor. Finance and Corporate Strategy.  Worked on Wall Street, Detroit, Houston, and Traverse City, where he was born and raised.  Aided in rewriting Milton Township Master Plan.

Deborah Leich

Sr. member Victory Capital Institutional Markets.  Michigan Municipal League Foundation Board. Detroit Economic Club, 100+ Women of Motown. Investment advisor.

LTC(Ret) Ross W. Snare



As Lieutenant Colonel deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Security & Defense consultant securing the homeland from external threats. Continues proud family tradition in the military. PhD Operations Research.

Keith Termaat



Non-profit leader of GT Bay coastal waters, watersheds, Great Lakes. Boards - Restore Our Water Intl., American Nat’ l Standards Institute-ISO Exec. & Finance Committees (Ret.), Society of Engineers(Ret), Executive Engineer Ford Motor Company (Ret.).

Norman Veliquette


Agricultural Economist, cherry farming leader and iconic voice in the community.

You can contact us at townshipneighborsnetwork@gmail.com 


2020 Summary TNN Annual Report:   Fourteenth Report since inception.


Township Neighbors Network (TNN) is a strong, forward moving, and recognized community voice for the Antrim County GT Bay coast. TNN connects to regional US and Canadian Great Lakes non-government organizations (NGO’s), monitors coastal initiatives worldwide and features expert solutions to erosion.


Developed illustrated East Bay beach retrospective for five benchmark years including crisis low, crisis high, and moderate water levels - Educated the public with a variety of expert opinion on erosion causes and solutions – Raised the impact of Quagga mussels decimating the food chain – Published copyrighted TNN News quarterly to about 850 households including public officials in four Antrim County coastal townships from Elk Rapids to Norwood – Leads EASTB Coastal Sub-watershed Team Plan for the Antrim coast – Reported Lake Michigan-Huron water level crisis highs while all other Great Lakes are lower – Advocate for local residents who are best equipped to assess and construct shoreline and watershed protection -  Coordinates with bi-national groups to understand why water is dumped from L. Superior to the detriment of the lower lakes – Featured recent research which suggests ‘lost’ shoreline sand has clogged the St. Clair River, thereby constricting outflow from L. Michigan-Huron and raised water levels.