Appointed by the Batavia Township Board of Trustees, Jeff joined Batavia Township as Administrator in November 2021. Jeff is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Township. Under the direction of the Trustees, his responsibilities include developing township policies and implementing the decisions of the Board. Jeff also works with Batavia Township’s fiscal officer to set the township budget and oversees its implementation through the township’s departments. The expected goal is to provide efficient and extraordinary services to the nearly 30,000 residents of Batavia Township.
Jeff has an extensive background in local government in Clermont County, specifically on economic development and land use planning topics. Serving as the Township Planner for over five years, Jeff came from the Miami Township (Clermont County) Community Development Department, where he worked under the guidance of Brian Elliff and Jeff Wright. From 2014 to 2016, Jeff served as a Field Representative for Congressman Brad Wenstrup in Clermont County and Brown County. In Jeff’s first job out of college, in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the US Department of Agriculture, he served as an Inventory Arborist on the Asian Longhorned Beetle project in Clermont County’s Tate Township.
A graduate of Sycamore High School and the University of Cincinnati’s School of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP), Jeff obtained his Master’s in Public Administration from Eastern Kentucky University.
If you ever have any questions or concerns, Jeff always welcomes you to reach out to him!
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After serving in Clermont County government since 2002, Karen joined Batavia Township in January 2022 as the Administrative Assistant. Karen serves as administrative support to the Board of Trustees, Township Administrator, and zoning and service staff. Karen handles the booking of park shelters and meeting rooms and serves as secretary to the Township Zoning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals.
Karen’s extensive experience is an asset to the Township. She worked for nine years in the Clermont County Commissioners' Office as an Administrative Support Supervisor, and most recently worked at the County Building Inspection Department for the past ten years serving as their Executive Assistant.
A resident of Batavia Township since 2001, Karen resides with her husband Rex. They raised their four children, Taylor, Ashley, Vivian and Allison in Batavia Township.
Karen can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org