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Board of Trustees | Jerome Township Jerome Township

Board of Trustees

Jerome Township is governed by a board composed of three elected trustees. The trustees adopt resolutions; approve the annual budget, payrolls and bills; and set policy for the township.


Ron Rhodes - CopyRonald L. Rhodes    (Term: January 2012 to December 31, 2015)

Ron Rhodes has been a Jerome Township resident for thirty-four years. During those years he has served as a Jerome Township Trustee for eighteen years, a Board of Zoning Appeals member for six years, and a Zoning Commssion member for four years. Mr. Rhodes has also served as a Jerome Township Firefighter since the inception of the department in 1992. Mr. Rhodes has been married for thirty-nine years with two married children living in Columbus, Ohio and Castle Rock, Colorado and has tree grandchildren. Mr. Rhodes education includes The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; Capital University, Columbus, Ohio; and Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio. He is a member of the new California Presbyterian Church for thirty-two years. He is also a member of Urania No. 311 Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, and the Aladin Temple Shrine. Mr. Rhodes owned and operated an apple orchard for fifteen years.

C J Lovejoy     (Term:  January 2014 – December 31, 2017)

I am 26 years old and have been married to my wife Brittany for three years.  We have a daughter, Lacey,

IMG_5303and a son, Jaxon.  I am a 2006 Jonathan Alder High School Graduate.  I have been a lifelong

Jerome Township resident who is a fourth generation manager/operator of my family’s business,

Lovejoy’s Market IGA, in Plain City.  I have been working in the grocery store since I was a young boy

and have progressed into making the business my life.  I understand that taking care of customers

in my business is the most important thing I can do.  The fundamentals and leadership I have

developed will transition to Jerome Township as I am your elected Township Trustee.


Lonnie (Joe) Craft     (Term:  January 2014 – December 31, 2017)