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Elected Officials 

 
George Lang Mark S. Welch Lee Wong Bruce Jones

The West Chester Township Board of Trustees meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Township Hall, 9113 Cincinnati-Dayton Road. Meeting dates are typically adjusted in November and December due to the holidays. Please consult the calendar.

Public comments are accepted at the beginning and the end of each meeting.


Trustee Meeting Agendas

Draft Agenda December 2, 2014

November 19, 2014

November 18, 2014

October 28, 2014

  

Board of Trustees West Chester Township voters elect three members who serve on the Board of Trustees. They make decisions and set priorities with regards to West Chester Township. Trustees are elected to four-year terms. The elected Township Fiscal Officer is responsible for recording the proceedings of the Board of Trustees meetings and provides oversight of the fiscal matters of the Township.

George Lang, President of the Board

George F. Lang was first elected to the West Chester Board of Trustees in 2003 and was re-elected in 2007 and 2011.

A resident of West Chester since 1990, Lang is married to long-time sweetheart Debbie and they have two daughters.

Mr. Lang's professional background includes several sales and management positions with Procter & Gamble, consulting with Performance Benefits Solutions, providing employee benefits for businesses and other financial services through the Lang Agency, and other investment activities. 

He has been highly involved in a number of civic and community organizations, such as Boy Scouts of America, Liberty Heights Church, Optimists Club, Special Olympics, West Chester Board of Zoning Appeals, Hopewell PTA, Hero's Fund, Community Foundation of West Chester and Liberty, Mercy Hospital Advisory Board, West Chester Liberty Chamber Alliance, and many others. He is also active in the Butler County Republican Party on the Central and Executive Committees and in the West Chester Tea Party, expressing his conservative values.

Mr. Lang is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a major in Communications and a double minor in Marketing and Speech and has participated in numerous continuing education opportunities. Mr. Lang confirms that his education, experience with numerous clients, associations with many local organizations, and successful economic development work as Trustee have given him a firm understanding of township issues and what businesses and citizens require from their local government.

You may contact Mr. Lang by email at glang@westchesteroh.org or by voicemail at 513-759-7203.

Note: When sending email, please understand that responses are upon the discretion and availability of the recipient. These messages are not private or confidential and may be handled by an appropriate staff member. ALL email messages are subject to public disclosure and may become part of the public record.

Mark S. Welch, Vice President of the Board

Mark S. Welch was elected to the West Chester Board of Trustees in 2013.

You may contact Mr. Welch by email at mswelch@westchesteroh.org or by voicemail at 513-759-7205.

Note: When sending email, please understand that responses are upon the discretion and availability of the recipient. These messages are not private or confidential and may be handled by an appropriate staff member. ALL email messages are subject to public disclosure and may become part of the public record

Lee Wong, Trustee

Lee Wong was elected to the Board of Trustees in November, 2005, taking office for his first term in January 2006.

He has a Masters of Science degree in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati and is now retired from the United States Army after 20 years of active duty service having served as a Special Agent for the Criminal Investigation Division.

Since Mr. Wong was elected as a Trustee, West Chester Township has been recognized three (3) times in the Top 100 Best Places to Live by CNN/Money Magazine.  He assigns small government as a significant contribution to our success, keeping the community "lean and mean" with relatively low community taxes.  Mr. Wong is for little bureaucracy with limited regulations, and a more personal relationship between local government and the community. 

Due to the fiscal responsibility of the current Board of Trustees, West Chester Township acquired the highest bond rating in Butler County's history, granted by Moody's of New York. This rating results in lower interest rates on the money  West Chester must borrow to achieve its goals.

Mr. Wong's priorities as a Trustee include: First, public safety, security, roads and walking/biking trails. He wants to attract businesses to the area and have residents enjoy a greater quality of life.  Mr. Wong places significant value on creating a local government that embraces all residents and corporate citizens, and in providing services that allow our citizens to prosper and opportunities to enhance and enjoy their lives. Mr. Wong believes West Chester is a great place to live because of the diversity of its population, making this a vibrant and exciting place to live and work.

You may contact Mr. Wong by email at TrusteeWong@hotmail.com or you may reach him by voicemail at (513) 759-7204.

Note: When sending email, please understand that responses are upon the discretion and availability of the recipient. These messages are not private or confidential and may be handled by an appropriate staff member. ALL email messages are subject to public disclosure and may become part of the public record.

Bruce Jones, Fiscal Officer

Bruce Jones was elected Fiscal Officer in 2012, focused on accountability, transparency & integrity. 

Mr. Jones earned his reputation for strict, conservative oversight of taxpayer dollars when he led a successful citizens' petition drive to get a proposed $34 million rec center on the ballot, subsequently defeated by the citizens of West Chester by a 2 to 1 margin.  Having then made higher priorities possible,    the proposed funds and location were used for construction of a new, substantially larger public library – championed by Mr. Jones - consistent with the education values of the community.  Furthermore, compared to the previously proposed project, there was a net savings of $21 million!

Mr. Jones has deep roots in West Chester dating back over a half century.  He grew up in West Chester (formerly known as Union Township) and attended Union Elementary, the son of Elizabeth and Charles Jones, a former state representative and senator for West Chester and surrounding counties.  From a family of 7, Mr. Jones' oldest sister, Carolyn, was a member of the last graduating class of Union Township High School and his oldest brother, Charlie, graduated the following year president of the first graduating class of the new Lakota High School.  After graduating from Miami University, Mr. Jones stayed in Butler County developing a balanced working career in both the private and public sectors.     He and his wife, Patty, returned to West Chester in 1997 to continue raising their two daughters, Devyn and Lauren. Devyn and Lauren are both Lakota West and Miami University graduates.  

Mr. Jones has been involved in numerous civic and community organizations, but most cherishes his role as your Fiscal Officer and public servant.

You may contact Mr. Jones by email at bjones@westchesteroh.org or by calling his office at 513-759-7225.

 Note: When sending email, please understand that responses are upon the discretion and availability of the recipient. These messages are not private or confidential and may be handled by an appropriate staff member. ALL email messages are subject to public disclosure and may become part of the public record