Ohio Township Day honors impact of township trustees
Story and photo by Sheri Trusty, Seneca County Media Relations Coordinator
Before he was elected as a Seneca County Commissioner, Commissioner Bill Frankart served as an Adams Township Trustee for 15 years. During those years, he served his community and became an advocate voice for his neighbors. Today, there are thousands of township trustees across Ohio who serve in the country’s most grassroots form of government.
Feb. 1 is Ohio Township Day, a day to recognize and celebrate the work and impact of township trustees, their employees, the Ohio Township Association and its officers. The township government system dates back to 1801. Nearly 200 years later, in 1998, Feb. 1 was designated Ohio Township Day in the Ohio Revised Code to honor the impact of township government.
“As a former township trustee, I believe in the impact of the trustee form of government. It’s a grassroots form of government, and trustees are the boots on the ground,” Commissioner Frankart said. “As a county commissioner, I feel it’s important to work together with trustees for the benefit of the township.”