The Ohio Township Association works at the General Assembly on behalf of legislation that affects local government in general and township government in particular. Township governments across Ohio provide a variety of essential services to residents living in the unincorporated territory of the state. Those services can include fire, EMS, police, parks, recreation, cemeteries, senior services and zoning. With more than 45 percent of the state’s population residing in townships, the trustees that govern each township need the tools to effectively and efficiently provide those services.
Townships, unlike municipalities, are creatures of statute and have only those authorities specifically or inherently granted to them by state law. The Ohio Township Association is committed to preserving and protecting township government in Ohio and securing the necessary legislative changes to provide Ohio’s townships with the tools needed to strengthen their communities.