Ohio Township Day Toolkit Now Available
Ohio Township Day is held February 1 each year (R.C. §5.2214) in recognition of township officials and employees. 2023 marks the 25th anniversary of Ohio Township Day. This day has been set aside to recognize the hard work and dedication of township trustees and fiscal officers who promote grassroots government. As the first form of government in Ohio, the 1,308 townships across the state serve nearly 35 percent of Ohio’s population. Road maintenance, fire protection, zoning and land use planning, and parks and recreation, provide an example of only a few of a township’s responsibilities, which are governed by the Ohio Revised Code.
The OTA has developed a toolkit to help townships promote and celebrate Township Day with ease. This toolkit compiles educational resources, a social media banner, social media posts, and a press kit for communicating with the media. The OTA Toolkit will equip you to make this your best Township Day celebration yet!
How can you celebrate Township Day?
- Send a press release to your local newspaper
- Create and send township literature for your township
- Use the OTA Toolkit to post Township Day information on your social media pages
- Organize open houses and events in township buildings for your constituents
- Work with neighboring township on radio or tv ads
- Write to your legislators about the importance of township government
- Organize an event for your township employees
- Post on social media about your township
- Visit local schools and distrbute informational materials about townships and speak to students about what you do.
Tag the OTA or use #OhioTwpDay2023 so we can share your celebration on our pages. How will the townships in your county show your support?