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David P. Calderone (Home Phone: 330-645-6753)
David Calderone was elected Township Trustee to serve from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2015. Mr. Calderone served as Coventry Fire Chief from 1989 until December 31, 2011 (23 years); he also served as the township service director from 2009 until December 31, 2011. Mr. Calderone holds and Associate’s Degree in Business Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Emergency Management, both obtained from the University of Akron. Mr. Calderone can be reached at calderone@coventrytownship.com.


Edward D. Diebold (Cell Phone 330-687-0073)
Edward Diebold was elected Township Trustee to serve from January, 1, 2014 through December 31, 2017. Mr. Diebold served on The Zoning Commission form 2009 through 2013 and served as Chairman 2012 and 2013. Mr. Diebold has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Hazardous Materials Management (emphasis in Industrial Hygiene) from The University of Findlay. Mr. Diebold has been a resident of The Portage Lakes for over 36 years and is engaged to Julie Moline. Julie has 3 daughters Kayla, Kacie, and Makenzie. Mr. Diebold can be reached at diebold@coventrytownship.com.

Tom Seese (Home Phone: 330-644-7475)
Tom Seese was elected in November 2009, and re-elected in November 2013. His current term runs January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2017. Mr. Seese can be reached at seese@coventrytownship.com.

Robert A. Saffian (Home Phone: 330-644-1617)
Robert Saffian was appointed by the Board of Trustees at their regular meeting of March 12, 2015 to fill the unexpired term, vacated by the retirement of Joni Murgatroyd effective March 18, 2015. Mr. Saffian can be reached at saffian@coventrytownship.com


Democracy In Action

What is a Township?

The township form of government is the oldest and most efficient in the United States. Townships are even older than the state form of government. Nowhere else do residents have such direct access to those who manage the services and finances of a community.

The three Township Trustees and the Township Fiscal Officer are elected to four year terms in nonpartisan elections. Trustees are responsible for the overall administration of township services including fire and police protection, zoning, roads, and parks. The Township Fiscal Officer handles all financial matters and is the keeper of all township records.

All Meetings are Open.

Trustees meet the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Township Hall located at 68 Portage Lakes Dr. All meetings are open to the public. A portion of each meeting is allotted for questions and comments from the public. You are invited to attend! Trustee meetings are also video-taped and are also available on the Township Meetings page of this website.

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