The township trustees are elected for (4) year terms. The trustees are responsible for the governance of Marion Township which surrounds the city of Marion in the center of Marion County, Ohio. The trustees have responsibilities for supporting the township fire department with funds to insure the safety and support for over 43,000 residents and businesses. They are also responsible to insure the roads and streets in the township are maintained for all repairs and winter weather conditions. They oversee the maintenance of the "Phillip Dreyer Cemetery" which is located in Marion Township. All Zoning Commission decisions are approved by the trustees.
Lynn Thomas is a lifetime resident of Marion County. His entire life has been devoted to serving people in the financial services field. He previously served as Marion County Commissioner and later as Deputy Auditor under Joan Kasotis. He graduated from Elgin High School and then received a degree in financial services from the American College in Bryn Mawr, PA. He was elected Marion Township Trustee in 2018.
Larry Ballinger is a retired business owner and has been a resident of Marion Township for 47 years. He is married with four children and eight grandchildren. He was first elected as township trustee in 2016 and was re-elected in 2020. Larry has served as chairman of the Board of Trustees twice and has worked on the fire and road departments.