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 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,
and 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)