Our History

The original name of the organization was Lorain County Association of Township Trustees and Clerks. On December 15, 2005 its present name was adopted unanimously.

 

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

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, it 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.

"OHIO'S TOWNSHIPS - THE GRASSROOTS OF DEMOCRACY" authored by Guiieau (Professor at Ohio State University) and copyrighted in 1949 lists officers for Lorain County as follows:

President - Clair O. 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 Township Association.

YEAR

1952-56

1957-58

1959-60

1961-62

1963-64

1965-66

1967-68

1969-70

1971-72

1973-74

1975-75

1976-77

1978-79

1980-81

1982-83

1984-85

1986-87

1988-89

1991-91

1992-93

1994-95

1996-97

1998-99

2000-01

2002-03

2004-05

2006-07

2007-09

2010-11

2012-13

2014-15

2016-16

2017-18

2019-20

TOWNSHIP

Brighton

Henrietta

Elyria

Elyria

Carlisle

Elyria

Graffon

Columbia

Huntington

LaGrange

Wellington

Wellington

Eaton

Huntington

Carlisle

Columbia

Grafton

Columbia

Carlisle

Columbia

Grafton

New Russia

Huntington

Henrietta

Columbia

Brownhelm

Penfield

Lagrange

Elyria

Carlisle

Sheffield

Rochester

Grafton

Brownhelm

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

Robert White

Patricia F. Echko

Amy Szmania

Jean Haight

Orrin Leimbach