Trustees

Greggory Gerten – Vice Chairperson

17306 Bear Swamp Rd.
Marysville, OH 43040
614-745-4034

Served as Trustee Since 2024

Term Expires:  December 31, 2028

Profile

I was raised on a dairy farm in
Northwest Ohio. I enjoy hard work and
the outdoors. I married Angelina in
2005 and together we are raising our
four boys: Gregory, David, Timothy
and Michael. I have been working in
the Department of Defense for over 25
years with a specialty in non-kinetic
strike technologies. During this time, I
created and transitioned two small
engineering firms into large businesses.
With my wife and our children, we
continue to build on our farming
operation starting with 55 acres of
tillable land in Allen Township. Most of
our farms are still in the township. I am
very active in our church and lead the
Life Teen program. I actively serve in
several volunteer positions as Trustee
for the Knights of Columbus, Trustee for
the Union County Foundation, and 4-H
advisor. I enjoy supporting our
community and Allen Township.

Education

University of Dayton / Air Force Institute of Technology
1999-2002
Masters in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in GPS
MBA Coursework
University of Dayton
1996-1999
BS in Electrical Engineering

Work Experience

2020-Present KBR, PNT SME – part time
2007-2020 PreTalen Ltd, CEO (Sold company to KBR)
2016-2019 Talen-X CEO (Sold company to Orolia)
2004-2012 Analytical Graphics Inc, Navigation/EW Expert
1998-2004 General Dynamics, Lead GPS Engineer
1996-1998 Veridian, Chief Engineer
1986-Present Farmer

Allen Township Involvement

Township resident since 2010
Zoning Commission for a short time
Allen Township Dumpster Day support

Biggest Challenge for Allen Township

ATTENDANCE AT TRUSTEE MONTHLY MEETINGS THE BIGGEST
CHALLENGE FOR ALLEN TOWNSHIP
To manage growth with the large influx of housing demands.
To ensure a balanced budget by reducing costs to match the
reduction of revenue.

Goal as Trustee

To support better networking across the township/Bring in broadband
services. To support better drainage and reduce flooding concerns. To
maintain a balanced budget with future strategic planning on assets
and costs. To reduce sustainment costs and keep taxes to a minimum.

Ricky Kingham – Trustee

23025 Holycross Epps
Marysville, OH 43040
937-209-9358

Served as Trustee since 2020

Term Expires:  December 31, 2025

Profile

Retired from Honda of America after 36 years, a project manager managing multi million dollar accounts, leading communications for thousands of employees of a major department, developing strategies to ensure project goals are achieved and to reduce overall costs, proficient in creating and presenting information to all levels of associates.

Passionate of historic research and preservation, I supported the Poling Cabin relocation to Allen Township park. I also Preserved a landmark from Marysville on my property dated back to1927. I currently work part time for Union County Engineers department mowing road right of ways.

HOBBIES

Classic Cars
Petroliana collecting Vintage Restorations Coca Cola Collectibles

Education

Fairbanks / Tolles Tech

1976 – 1981
Diesel and Gas Engine mechanic / Farm Equipment Operation FFA Chapter President
Parliamentary Procedure awards

Work Experience

Union County Engineers

2018-Prersent
Road Right of Way mowing

Honda of America

1982–2018
“Retired” Assembly department team leader, coordinator, asst. manager. New Model project manager, associate new model education leader

Allen Township Involvement

Township Resident since 1992
Zoning Board of Appeals 5+ years
Poling Cabin relocation project
Allen Township cemeteies restoration study Community Day and Dumpster Day support Attendance of Trustee monthly meetings

Biggest Challenge for Allen Township

Maintaining Allen Townships current conditions with the projected revenue reductions from the state and businesses in the township

Goal as Trustee

Enhance communication methods with township residents, Identify opportunities to improve upon to help reduce cost and avoid future impact to township residents

Ken Reiff  – Chair person

21300 Collins Road

Marysville OH, 43040

Served as Trustee Since 2023

Term Expires December 31, 2025

Profile

Resident of Union County since 1964

Retired from Scotts Miracle-Gro in 2008 after 36 years

Established Kennan Farms in Allen Township in 1985

Education

Graduate of Marysville High School

Degree in Information Technologies from M.A.T.A. College

Ongoing continuing education opportunities

Work Experience

1972-2008 Scotts Miracle-Gro Company

1972-1999 various management positions in Market Research, Sales Administration, Sales Forecasting and Data Management

2000-2008 Supply Chain Vice President with responsibilities that included Demand Planning / Execution, Inventory Management / Customer Fulfillment, Product Portfolio Management and International Supply Chain Planning / Execution

1985 – Today Owner, Kennan Farms

2007-2012 UCO Industries Board of Directors

  • 1 year as vice-president, 4 years as president
  • 2017 received ‘Friend of UCO Partnership Award’ for contributions made to the organization.

2022 Received ‘Community Partner Lifetime Award’ from Union County Humane Society.

Allen Township Involvement

37 year resident of Allen Township.

8+ year member of the Allen Township Zoning Board.

Allen Township steering committee representative on the Ohio Department of Transportation Route 33 Corridor Plan.

Biggest Challenge for Allen Township

Effectively manage both commercial and residential growth while maintaining the country atmosphere we’ve all grown to know and love.

Goal as Trustee

Continue the policy of being open and transparent with the community.

Complete a review of the 2004 Allen Township Comprehensive Plan and direct the  update of those portions necessary to reflect today’s environment.

Fiscal Officer

Lori LaCella

Fiscal Officer

llacella@allentwp.org

15935 Allen Center Rd.

Marysville, OH 43040

(937) 645-0742

The TOWNSHIP FISCAL OFFICER is an elected official and is independent of the township trustees; yet by law, he or she must work closely with the trustees. The trustees have the legislative authority in the township, and the Fiscal Officer must keep an accurate record of all township accounts and transactions. It is the responsibility of the Fiscal Officer to comply strictly with the legal requirements set for the position’s duties, to establish and practice rules for efficient management of the office, and to follow good accounting practices in maintaining records and accounts.

The Ohio Revised Code states several required duties of the Fiscal Officer including, but not limited to:

  1. keeping an accurate record of the proceedings of Allen Township Board  Trustee meetings
  2. keeping accurate records of all the accounts and transactions of the township trustees
  3. issuing all checks
  4. preparing payroll

Each year the Fiscal Officer must prepare an estimate of the revenues and expenditures for the next succeeding year and submit it to the county auditor. Once this is done, a resolution is passed by the trustees that formally adopts the budget as revised and approved by the County Auditor.