James E. Sauls, Jr

James has served as Trustee since 2009 and was last elected in November of 2017 to a 4 year term which runs until January 2022.

Mr. Sauls has been a resident of Batavia Township since 1979 and is the retired owner of Sauls Construction Company. The firm, for many years, constructed numerous projects in the Southwestern Ohio region. Mr. Sauls graduated from Anderson High School and received his Associates Degree in Business from the University of Cincinnati. Mr. Sauls has long been a supporter of the community and served as Board Member of the Clermont Chamber of 22 years, UC Clermont Advisory Board for 6 years as well as numerous other committees. The James Sauls Homeless Center located in Batavia Township was started by his father several years ago and James and his family still support the Center to this day.

Mr. Sauls and his wife Mary have 4 children, Jeff, Laura, Matt and Mark and grandchildren Madison, Vivian, Isla, and Graham.


Bill Dowdney

Bill has served as Trustee since 2011 and was last elected in November 2017 to a 4 year term which runs until January 2022.

Bill graduated from Batavia High School and then attended the University of Cincinnati where is graduated with a degree in business administration. From 1983 until 2018 he owned and operated a sales representative agency that sold capital equipment to the plastics industry. Today he his retired.

Bill and his wife Donna have 5 children and 8 grandchildren.


Jennifer Haley

Jennifer was elected to her 4th term as Fiscal Officer in November 2015. Her term runs from April 2016 to March 2020.

A Township resident since 1980 Jennifer brings extensive business financial experience to the Township. The Fiscal Officer provides daily oversight on how the Township funds are expended, invested and managed. This oversight also ensures that funds are budgeted appropriately, and that they are expended and invested according to fiscal policy. This process is audited bi-annually by the Auditor of State.

After working as general manager and corporate secretary in her family’s business for nearly 30 years, she is currently employed full-time by the Clermont County Prosecutor’s Office as the Office Administrator. Always being active in the community, she is a founding member and current trustee of the Central Joint Fire District Board and a former National Registry certified Paramedic. Jennifer served more than 25 years as a volunteer EMT and two terms as Trustee with BMOP Volunteer Fire Co., Inc. in Batavia Township. She is a founding member and board treasurer for the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office Neediest Families Fund, who sponsors the “Shop with a Sheriff” program for needy children in the Township and surrounding areas. She is also a member of the Amelia American Legion Post 773 Auxiliary.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends, vacations by the ocean, working around the house and gardening.


Randy Perry

Randy has served as Trustees since 2012 and was elected to his second term in November 2015, the 4-year term runs until January 2020. Randy has been a resident of Batavia Township for over 25 years and has been employed in the commercial plumbing industry for 35 years, the last 22 as a self-employed contractor. Randy and his wife Lisa, own and operate Rising Star Stables at horse riding and boarding facility.

Randy graduated from Amelia High School in Batavia Township and has been a supporter of the community. His community service includes past member of the Clermont County Planning Commission and currently serves as board chair for A Caring Place a pregnancy help center in Mt. Carmel. Randy is also very active in his church, Mt. Carmel Christian Church.

Randy and his wife Lisa have two children, Carol (Josh) Petroff, Jason (Rachael) and 4 grandchildren, James, Julia, Abel and Brynn.