The Township Administrator is the chief administrative officer and reports directly to the Board of Trustees. As administrator, Ronald Hess is responsible for daily administration, enforcement and execution of the policies and resolutions set forth by the board. He also supervises and directs the daily activities of each department, and sits on the Operational Oversight Committee of the Miami Valley Fire District. He is assisted by the assistant township administrator.
Ronald L. Hess was named township administrator in May 2019 after serving as the township police chief since 2013. Having set the tone for a police department held to the highest standards and accountability, he will bring the same intensity to his new role as administrator.
Under the guidance of Chief Hess, the police department received CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) accreditation in 2017. The highly recognized distinction was earned after an intense accreditation process in which the department must demonstrate its commitment to creating and following set policies and procedures that ensure public safety.
Hess has more than 40 years of law enforcement experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Dayton.