Edward D. Diebold

Phone: (330) 687-0073
Email: [email protected]
Edward Diebold was re-elected Township Trustee to serve his second term beginning January, 1, 2018 through December 31, 2021. Mr. Diebold served on The Zoning Commission form 2009 through 2013 and served as Chairman 2012 and 2013. Mr. Diebold has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Hazardous Materials Management (emphasis in Industrial Hygiene) from The University of Findlay. Mr. Diebold has been a resident of The Portage Lakes for over 36 years. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Julie and three step-daughters Kayla, Kacie, and Makenzie.


George T. Beckham

Phone: (330) 644-0785
Email: [email protected]
George Beckham was elected Township Trustee to serve from January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2023.


Jeffrey P. Houck

Phone: (330) 644-0785, ext. 690
Email: [email protected]
Jeffrey P. Houck was elected on November 5, 2019 to fill the unexpired term vacated by the passing of Tom Seese. His term began on January 1, 2020 and will expire December 31, 2022.

Fiscal Officer

Lori A. Seeman

Phone: (330) 644-0785, ext. 691
Email: [email protected]
Lori Seeman was appointed to the position of Fiscal Officer by the Board of Trustees at their special meeting of March 21, 2019 to fill the unexpired term, vacated by the appointment of Robert Saffian to Trustee. She was elected on November 5, 2019 to serve a full term beginning April 1, 2020, expiring March 31, 2024.

Democracy In Action

What is a Township?

The township form of government is the oldest and most efficient in the United States. Townships are even older than the state form of government. Nowhere else do residents have such direct access to those who manage the services and finances of a community.

The three Township Trustees and the Township Fiscal Officer are elected to four year terms in nonpartisan elections. Trustees are responsible for the overall administration of township services including fire and police protection, zoning, roads, and parks. The Township Fiscal Officer handles all financial matters and is the keeper of all township records.

All Meetings are Open

You are invited to attend!  Trustees meet the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Township Hall located at 68 Portage Lakes Drive.  All meetings are open to the public.  A portion of each meeting is allotted for questions and comments from the public.  Guidelines for speaking at a Trustees meeting can be found here, under our Public Comment Policy.