Township Government

The Township is governed by a three member board of trustees. Along with the three board members there is also a fiscal officer, all four government officials are voted in by the Township populace. Board members are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. One board member is elected in the year before the presidential election as is the fiscal officer and the other two board members are elected in the year before it. The fiscal officer, known as a Clerk prior to December of 2005, serves a four year term. As of 2016, the board was composed of Chairman Thomas O. Schmidt, and members Jamey DeFabio and James C. Balogh, and the fiscal officer was Tania Johnson.

According to the Township web site: “The Board of Trustees appoints all Township employees each year and approves all Township contracts and purchases, except where such authority is officially delegated.  The Board of Trustees has appointed a Township Manager, with powers and duties defined in Section 505.032 of the Ohio Revised Code. The Township Manager oversees the daily operation of the Township, including management of all Township employees.” The current Township Manager is Robert S. Kagler.

Twinsburg Township was organized by proclamation of the Portage County Commissioners in April 1819. The first recorded public official was Frederick W. Stanley, Clerk. The first known trustees were James Roach, Hanford White, and Lyman Chamberlin. Other notable past trustees include Floyd Jaye, John Curry, Gregg Glover, and Hubert Brandon.

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