Warwick Township Trustee Belle Everett has been re-elected to the Ohio Township Association (OTA) Board of Directors. Everett has served for six years as an OTA Director and was recently re-elected to another four-year term.

Elections for the OTA Board were held during the OTA's annual Winter Conference and Trade Show held in Columbus Feb. 8-11. Over 1,700 elected officials attended the many educational workshops and sessions offered during the conference. Representatives from each of the 87 County Township Associations elect the OTA Directors (Cuyahoga County does not have a county association).

As a member of the board of directors, Everett will help manage the State Association, which entails adopting an annual budget, authorizing all expenditures of Association funds, the employment of personnel, setting forth a legislative agenda and managing the public relations tools of the OTA.

Directors also sit on various committees and assist with winter and summer conference activities.

Everett is seated on the policy and legislative committees.

She also serves as chairman of the conference committee.

Everett has served Warwick Township as trustee for over 10 years and is a director for the Ohio Township Assocation. In October, Gov. John Kasich reappointed Everett to the Ohio EPA Solid Waste Advisory Council.

Everett also active in a number of organizations, including Tuscarawas County Township Association, Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne County Solid Waste Policy Committee, Community Improvement Corporation, Regional Planning Commission, Tuscarawas County Health Advisory Board and Tuscarawas County Parks Advisory Committee.

Everett is a passionate supporter and participant in the Huff Run and Mud Run Watersheds organizations. She is also a member of the Farm Bureau.

The Ohio Township Association is a statewide organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of township government in Ohio.

The Association works with federal and state lawmakers concerning legislation that affects local government, townships specifically.

Townships serve their residents in many ways including: road maintenance, fire protection, parks, cemeteries and zoning.

There are 1,308 townships in the state and 5, 232 elected township officials as members of the State Association.

More information about the Ohio Township Association and the board of directors may be found at www.OhioTownships.org.