Ohio Township Day

Ohio Township Day

Two sentences in the Ohio Revised Code forever changed what February 1 means to Ohio's township officials. House Bill 652, enacted in 1998, designated February 1 as Ohio Township Day. The year 1999 marked the first Ohio Township Day.

Ohio Township DayThe idea of a Township Day was brought to the Ohio Township Association by a trustee in Ashland County, who felt a day should be set aside to recognize the hard work and dedication of township trustees and fiscal officers, promote grassroots government, and encourage township officials to visit schools to explain township government and requirements necessary to serve as a township official.

The idea for a statewide township recognition day originated in the very county where the OTA originated. As the first county in Ohio to form a county association, Ashland County led the effort to establish the statewide association.

Townships have not only survived the test of time – they have thrived. Townships uniquely balance small community living and the preservation of farmland and Ohio's agricultural industry with infrastructure advancements and economic development. Once viewed as a "temporary government," townships today are key players in Ohio's governmental system.

Ohio Township Day Toolkit

The OTA has prepared social media posts, a sample press kit, and educational resources to help townships promote the annual celebration of Ohio Township Day.

Social Media Posts

Here are a few pre-generated social media posts for Ohio Township Day. When posting, we recommend spreading your content throughout the day to engage your audience at different times. Click each of the images to open and download them. Tag the OTA official accounts or use #OhioTwpDay2024 in all your posts!

Township Day History Social Media Post. Click to download.

Township Day Roads Social Media Post. Click to download.

Township Day Fact Social Media Post. Click to download.

Township Day Services Social Media Post. Click to download.

Social Media Banner

Below is a banner to transform your social media profiles for Township Day. Use it to temporarily change your Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Twitter page into a tool to share the word about Ohio Township Day! Click the image below to open and download it. 

Ohio Township Day Social Media Banner. Click to download.

Sample Press Kit

Press releases are essential to communicating with local newspapers and media about important happenings in your community. We have drafted a sample press release you can use to help promote Township Day. Edit anything in red to personalize to your township and run on February 1.  

Download the Sample Press Release

Educational Resources
Free Resources

Click here to download a free flyer to spread the word about Township Day!

Paid Resources

Here are OTA promotional and educational items available for Ohio Township Day. In addition to Township Day buttons, we have educational materials that you can use in local schools or your offices.