Rootstown Township Elected Officials

Joe Paulus, Trustee

3983 Marsh Creek Lane
Rootstown, OH 44272

term expires 12/31/2019

Joe Paulus is in his second term as a Rootstown Township Trustee. Joe was born in Rootstown and graduated from the Rootstown Schools. He joined the U.S. Air Force for six years and then worked for defense contractors. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology and is employed at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center. He was a business owner in Rootstown for eight years. He was a member and a past-President of the Rootstown Area Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member and past-President of the Rootstown Lions Club. Actively involved in Rootstown community events, he also coached youth soccer and wrestling. Joe is married to Delia and has two sons.

Joe is determined to keep Rootstown a great community and plans to help keep it fiscally strong despite the federal and state financial cuts. He is the zoning liaison for the township and is diligently working with the Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Zoning Inspector in updating the Zoning Resolution. He initiated updating the 18 year old Comprehensive Land Use Plan, and modernizing the Zoning Office to better support the community. He is also the Township representative to the Portage County Regional Planning Commission and the Portage County Township Association. Joe is here for the residents of Rootstown and relies on their input to be the best representative he can be. He is lucky to have two other Trustees that are willing to be open and work together to make Rootstown the best that it can be.

Dave McIntyre, Trustee

4231 Clover Drive
Ravenna, OH 44266

term expires 12/31/2017

Linda Hankins, Trustee

3053 Jay Street
Ravenna, OH 44266

term expires 12/31/2017

JoAnn Townend, Fiscal Officer

4268 Sandy Lake Road
Ravenna, OH 44266
Term expires 03/31/2016

JoAnn Townend was first elected as Fiscal Officer of Rootstown Township in November 1999; re-elected for three successive terms and continues to hold that post today.

JoAnn's professional experience includes working as the Director of Internal Services for Portage County - managing departments that include: Purchasing, Building, Printing, Microfilming, Motor Pool, Human Resources and Safety and Loss. She has been with Portage County for over thirty-seven years.

JoAnn is also currently the chairperson for Neighborhood Development Services, a Corporation dedicated to the revitalization of neighborhoods and communities through the provision and/or promotion of affordable housing, environmental sustainability, economic development, and job creation primarily for the benefit of low and moderate income households.

Married to Ken, they both enjoy restoring old vehicles, cruise-ins and most of all their dog Sammy.