OTA Constitution

See below for the OTA's current Constitution and the proposed changes to be voted on in 2022. 

Adopted June 28, 1928, the Ohio Township Association Constitution continues to be the primary governing document for the association, providing the backbone for many of the tasks carried out by the staff and board of directors today.

Since its inception, the OTA Constitution has been amended in 1965, 1971, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1991, 2004, 2010, 2011, and 2015. Many of the same guiding ideas and principles that were originally penned in 1928 are still used today. Below is the latest OTA Constitution, last amended Jan. 28, 2015.

OTA Constitution

Proposed Changes to the OTA Constitution

As announced in the May/June Ohio Township News magazine, the OTA Board has voted to bring several amendments to the OTA Constitution before the membership at the 2022 Winter Conference. The amendments will be voted on (as per the Board) as one "yes or no" issue.

Per the OTA Constitution, any proposed amendments will be voted upon at the annual meeting on Thursday, January 27. All active members (trustees and fiscal officers) in attendance at the Conference's General Session will have an opportunity to vote on this matter. The current OTA Constitution and the mock-up of proposed changes can be found above.

Proposed amendments are marked in red, with the Board's rationale for each change in blue. Per the Constitution, in order to allow membership review before the vote, information about proposed amendments will continue to be published in magazines and on the OTA website until the 2022 Winter Conference. 

If you have questions about the proposed changes, please contact OTA Executive Director Heidi M. Fought at fought@ohiotownships.org, or 614-863-0045.