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Board of Trustees

Allen Township is governed by a non-partisan board of three Trustees and one Fiscal Officer.

The board meets in public session on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Township Hall/Offices at 21030 W. Toledo St., Williston, Ohio, which is adjacent to the fire station (exceptions will be advertised in The Press suburban edition).

Their Responsibilities

Their areas of responsibility include roads, parks, cemeteries, fire and police departments, zoning, fiscal management, budgets and maintenance of public records.

Ernest CottrellErnest Cottrell, Jr

22095 Honeysuckle Lane
Curtice, OH 43412
Term of office is 1/1/2016 - 12/31/2019
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Ernie was appointed in January 2009 to fill a vacancy on the Board of Trustees. He is a native of Allen Township and resides in Curtice with his wife Jean. They have four children, Shannon, Mike, Nick, and Ernie. Mr. Cottrell is a graduate of Genoa High School, the University of Toledo, and The Ohio State University College of Law. He has a law practice and real estate title company in Genoa. Previously, he served on the Genoa Area Schools Board. His expertise and experience is a welcome addition to the makeup of the board and a benefit to township residents.


Craig Blausey Craig Blausey, Chairman

4907 Martin-Williston Road
Martin, Ohio 43445
(419) 855-9056
Term of Office: 1/1/2014- 12/31/2017
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Craig is a lifelong member of Allen Township. He is a 1985 graduate of Genoa High School and a 1987 graduate of Owens Technical College (now Owens Community College) with an Associates Degree in Ag-Business. He is a full time farmer, member of the Genoa FFA Alumni, and a member of the Ottawa County Farm Bureau. He and his wife Sharon have three children - Amber, Amanda, and Andrew. Family is very important to Craig. He is a huge Ohio State fan....Go Bucks!

Scott Everhardt Scott Everhardt

Vice Chairman

Representative to Allen-Clay Joint Fire District Board of Trustees
22459 Bittersweet Lane
Curtice, Ohio 43412
(419) 836-9614
Term of Office: 1/1/2014- 12/31/2017
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Scott and his wife, Deb moved to Curtice in 1991.  His interest in public service prompted him to run for township trustee. He was elected and began serving in 1994.  When the Allen-Clay Joint Fire District was formed in 1999, Scott became Allen Township’s representative to the fire district board.  He led that board as chairman for 15 years.

As a township trustee, Scott has coauthored grants for parks, cemeteries, and roads that have a net value of over $400,000.00 for the benefit of the residents of Allen Township.

Sonia Eischen Sonia Eischen

Fiscal Officer

4683 N. Martin-Williston Rd.
Martin, Ohio 43445
(419) 855-9886
Term of Office: 4/1/2016 - 3/31/2020
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Sonia has been the township fiscal officer (formerly called "clerk") since October 1995. She initiated computerizing cemetery information and meeting minutes in order to make them available in an electronic format. Sonia enjoys being involved in the community and also serves as the Assistant Fiscal Officer to the Allen-Clay Joint Fire District. She is retired from the Ohio Emergency Management Agency.

Sonia and her family have lived in the township since 1981. She has three grandsons in the Genoa Area Schools.