Chuck Oatten – State President
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St. Philip Catholic Central Grad 1968.
Kellogg Community College-Associate Degree in Accounting and Business Administration. Grad 1971
Attended the University of Minnesota and Western Michigan University.
In the Community
Past member of the:
Kellogg Community College Accounting and Business Dept. Advisory Board
Battle Creek Exchange club
Michigan Municipal Government Finance Officer Association.
The National Association of Accountants.
He served on the Legislative and Conference Committees of the Michigan Municipal Treasurer Association
He served as Treasurer of the City of Battle Creek Credit Union.
He has volunteered with Kellogg Company with the Cereal City Festival and Christmas Parades
Crewed for the Battle Creek Field of Flight and World Hot Air Balloon Championships.
City of Battle Creek in 2008 as City Treasurer / Utility Billing Supervisor with more than 36 years in city government.
During his employment he also held the positions of City Budget Officer, Acting Purchasing Agent, and was the Assistant to the Director of Finance for the City of Plymouth Minnesota.
Currently serves on various boards with the city of Battle Creek:
City of Battle Creek Police and Fire Pension since 1976. Vice Chairman 2008- present.
Special Assessment Review Board member since 2009. Vice Chairman 2009-2011, Chairman 2011- 2013 & 2015 - Present
City Housing Board of Appeals since 2012. Chairman 2012-Present
And 401 H Board Member since 2014 Vice Chairman 2014-Present
Stan is a life member of the Battle Creek Lodge #131
Treasurer for the 3 years: 1977-1978, 1978-1979, 1979-1980
Board of Trustees 5 year term 1980-1985 Filled in various years in the 1990’s & 2000’s for 1 or 2 year terms to maintain a full Board.
Leading knight 2 years: 1996-1997 & 1997-1998
Exalted Ruler 1998-1999.
Secretary / Treasurer of Battle Creek Lodge #131 P.E.R. Association 2009-Present
Lodge Gold Key Chairman 2014-Present
At the District level
District Scholarship Chairman (6 years) 2001-2007
District Vice Chairman: 2013-2014
District Vice President 2014-2015
District Public/Member Relations Chairman 2013-2015
At the State level:
Gold Key Commissioner 10 years: 2001-2004 & 2006-2014
State Trustee 2 years 2004-2005 & 2005-2006
Aide-to-the-President under Randy Jackson 2015-2016
2nd Vice President under Pete Gadzinski 2016-2017
1St Vice President under Joe Antonishek 2017-2018
Currently MEA State President 2018-2019
Stan enjoys bowling, golf and camping. Married to Cheryl for 46 years and they have 3 daughters: Michelle Morling (Ed), Jennifer and Cassandra and 2 grand-daughters: Lily and Ellie.