- Gary Lees is a life-long resident of
Brookfield Township. He received a bachelor's degree in Criminal
Justice attending both Penn State and Youngstown State Universities.
Trustee Lees is employed as a Trumbull County Juvenile Court
Probation Officer. He serves on the Trumbull County Democratic Party
Executive Board and is a recipient of awards from the National
Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare and the National
Center of Small Communities. Gary became a Brookfield Township
Trustee in January 1998. He has a son, Vincent.
- Ronald Haun is a life-long
resident of Brookfield Township. He graduated from Brookfield High
School in 1977 and attended Youngstown State University. Ron has
been employed with Frito Lay Inc. since 1991 as a route sales
associate. He has been involved with Brookfield Youth Little League
Inc. for 15 years, formally serving as board president,
vice-president and trustee.
Ron is married to the former Lisa Arcomano, also a life-long
resident of Brookfield Township. She is employed as a sales rep for
Litco International Inc., Vienna, Ohio. They have two sons, Ronnie
- J. Philip Schmidt has been a resident of
Brookfield Township since 1950. He graduated from Brookfield High
School in 1957 and Youngstown University in 1961. He has served in
the United States Air Force, and has been active in Township
organizations such as the Masury Knights of Columbus and the
Brookfield Optimist Club. He previously served on the Board of
Directors of the Trumbull Branch of the American Heart Association.
He is married to the former Mary Krutsch, who is a teacher at Notre
Dame School in Warren, Ohio. They have three children; Melissa,
Kathleen, and Pamela.
Trustee Schmidt retired as the president of the West Penn Nehi
Bottling Company of Farrell, Pennsylvania. He has been a Trustee
since January 1994.
Township trustees have discretionary,
executive and judicial functions. They may, at their discretion,
adopt certain regulations as allowed by state law. For instance,
they may regulate engine noise and vehicle parking, and noise from a
bar that serves liquor. Trustees may establish regulations for fire
and police protection.
The township trustees are the executive officers
of the township. They are responsible for appropriating township
funds, and they are the township taxing and purchasing authority.
They hold title to and are responsible for the physical property of
the township. They may own such facilities as parks and cemeteries.
Township trustees may hire personnel and enter
into contracts as necessary to perform their duties.