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HISTORY OF THE LORAIN COUNTY TOWNSHIP ASSOCIATION

The original name of The organization was Lorain County Association of Township Trustees and Clerks. On Dec. 1 5. 2005 its present name was adoptd unanimously.

 

 Archie McDowell, Henrietta Township. represented the LCCAT&C at the organization of the Ohio Township Association in June of 1928.

 

“OHIO’S TOWNSHIPS - THE GRASSROOTS OF DEMOCRACY” authored by Guitteau (Professor at Ohio State University( and copyrighted in 1949 lists officers for Lorain County as follows:

 

President - Clair 0. Goss

1st Vice President — John L. Barbor

Secretary/Treasurer — Lee W’. Klinect

Executive Committeeman — Bruce Alexander.

 

We record here the names of those who have served as president of the Lorain County Association of Township Trustees and Clerks.

YEAR
1952-56
1957-58
1959-60
1961 -62
1963-64
1965-66
1967-68
1969-70
1971-72
1973-74
1975
1976-77
1978-79
1980-8 1
1982-83
1984-85
1986-87
1988-89
1991-91
1992-93
1994-95
1996-97
1998-99
2000-0 1
2002-03
2004-05
2006-07
2007-09
2010
 

 

TOWNSHIP
Brighton
Henrietta
Elyria
Elyria
Carlisle
Elyria
Graffon
Columbia
Huntington
LaGrange
Wellington
Wellington
Eaton
Huntington
Carlisle
Columbia
Graft on
Columbia
Carlisle
Columbia
Grafton
New Russia
Huntington
Henrietta
Columbia
Brownhelm
Penfield
Lagrange
Elyria

 

NAME
Clair 0. Goss
Ervin Jaycox
Arthur Schaber
John Koepp
Ed Whitbeck. Sr.
Arthur Schaber
Neil Fries
Dean Hitchens
Louis Wilson
Glenn Buswell
Ralph Barbor
Lyle Jameyson
Robert Jaeger
Ronald Twining
Elizabeth Blair
Kenneth Roth
Dominic Ferritto
Dean Hitchens
Marvin Fenwick
Dale Rundle
Dominic Ferritto
Richard Williams
Mary Beth Derikito
William Bonnett
Dale Rundle
Marsha Funk
Richard Conrad
Rita Canfield
Rob Scheithauer
 

 

Township government is the oldest form of government in the State of Ohio predating even the State government itself. All land grants, except the Virginia Military Lands, were surveyed into Townships either five or six miles square. As the Ohio Territory became populated, if was natural that the surveyed Townships should become the basic unit of local government, Today, just as in 1804, the Township in Ohio is a political subdivision of the state, As such, it has only those powers granted to it by the state legislature, and performs the functions as directed by the state. 

 

Township government is the grassroots of the community, Because of Township officials’ intimate knowledge of the community its needs and its people. Township government offers more personal service, more attention to individual needs and a better understanding of local problems than any other unit of government. It does this at less cost and with a minimum of red tape, because it is closest to those it serves.