Kathy Yates is the new supervisor of Benton Township. The Benton Township Board of Trustees appointed her to the post on Tuesday night. Yates replaces Kevin White, who was killed in an accident while working along the side of I-94 for the Michigan Department of Transportation on October 24. Before she could be appointed supervisor, Yates submitted a letter of resignation from her post as a township trustee. She was first elected in 2012. Now that Yates has stepped down from the township board, there are two vacancies on the body because Trustee Carolyn Fowler died on November 24. The township is taking letters of interest from those who would like to be appointed to the vacancies. They will be taken through January 2 at the townshp hall.