Elected Officials

The township trustees are elected during general election dates and serve 4 year terms. Two Officials are on the ballet at one time during general election. The Trustees of Put-in-Bay Township fall under similiar guidelines as Ottawa County and has many of the County's resources available to them. The Township works closely with Ottawa Countys Engineer's Office and Prosecuters.

The duty of a township trustee is to provide fair and representative government to all citizens according to law and to the best of their ability. Their goal is to make certain the township remains an enjoyable place to live for both permanent and seasonal residents.

Put-in-Bay Township Trustees

Chairman Matt Miller

Matt has lived in Put-in-Bay Township for over 40 years. Matt has been married to Laureen for 34 years and is father of Tavis, Michael and Sonya. His career in public service has included 7 years on village council and is in his 5th term as Township Trustee. Matt believes in local Government because of the closeness with the people you represent. His goals as Township Trustee are to make it affordable to live here and to keep taxes as low as possible to give our future generations a chance to stay here. These future generations could someday become our next Fire, EMS, Police and Elected Officials.

Glenn Cooper

Glenn is a lifelong island resident and fourth generation islander. He Graduated from Put-in-Bay High School in 1974 and spent four years on the recreation commitee, two years on the Village Planning Commisiion and seven years as a village councilman. Glenn is in his 12th year as Put-in-Bay Township Trustee. Glenn is a former volunteer fireman and also active in the Navy League and is the liason with the USS Lake Erie.

Dale Burris

Dale was raised on North Bass Island and flew the Ford Tri Motor to high school. He was a paratrooper in the army, spending one year in Vietnam. Dale is married to Kerry Wilson from Put-in-Bay and they have two daughters, three step sons and four grand children. Dale worked for Meiers Wine Cellars for 37 years, and manager of Meiers Vineyard operation for 32 years before retiring in 2004. He presently works for the Ohio State Park system at North Bass Island. Dale has been a Put-in-Bay Township Trustee for over 40 years.

Fiscal Officer - Joanne L. (Joey) Wolf

Joanne, also known as Joey, began her township service in 2010 as Assistant Fiscal Officer. In December 2012, she was appointed to the position of Fiscal Officer. In her spare time, Joey serves as an EMT on the Put-in-Bay EMS and operates two bed and breakfasts on the island.

Correspondence to the Trustees may be made through;
Put-in-Bay Township, P.O. Box 127, Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456 (419)285-2292

Put-in-Bay Township
P.O. Box 127