Elected Officials

Harrison Township is governed by a three-member Board of Trustees, elected at-large for four year terms. The Trustees serve as the legislative body of the Township. In addition, a Fiscal Officer is elected to a four year term to serve as Fiscal Officer and maintain the Township’s records, including the proceedings of all board meetings and financial accounts. An appointed Administrator manages the Township’s day-to-day operations. Harrison Township employs 56 full-time and approximately 40 part-time workers.

The Board of Trustees meets at 7 p.m. on the first  Monday and 12 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month.  All meetings are held at the Government Center, 5945 North Dixie Drive.

Here is brief information about Harrison Township’s elected officials:

David A. Woods, President
 trustee-woods Mr. Woods has resided in the township since 1978. He is a retired Deputy Sheriff, having served in Harrison Township for a number of years as detective. Mr. Woods was first elected to the office of trustees in November 2001.  He currently represents the Township on the Montgomery County Township Association Action Committee.

Georgeann Godsey, Vice President
 Georgeann_Godsey Mrs. Godsey has lived in Harrison Township for the past 44 years.  She is active in the Ft. McKinley Neighborhood by serving as part of the Ft. McKinley Neighborhood Project and the Soul Food Cafe.  She is also involved in the Shiloh Church Neighborhood Outreach Program.  Mrs. Godsey was appointed to the Harrison Township Zoning Commission in 2002.  She was first elected to the Board of Trustees in November, 2013 and was sworn into her current four-year term in January, 2014.  Mrs. Godsey currently serves as the township representative for the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission and the First Tier Suburbs.  Mrs. Godsey is the Secretary for the Dayton First Suburbs Consortium and the Montgomery County Township Association.  Mrs Godsey also serves as a board member for New Path, Inc.  Mrs. Godsey is employed at Zeller Management as a Property Manager and accountant. 

Ron Casey, Trustee
trustee-casey Mr. Casey has been a life long resident of Harrison Township for 67 years, he was raised in Northridge and later moved to the Shiloh area.  Mr. Casey is a 1966 graduate of Chaminade High School, attended Sinclair Community College and is a Veteran of the United States Marine Core having served in Vietnam. He has been married to his wife for 36 years and has two daughters, one son and 5 grandchildren. He retired from the Harrison Township Fire Department after serving 38 years, the last 14 as Fire Chief.  He also retired from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office as the Chief Deputy after 33 years of service. Mr. Casey was appointed on June 4, 2007 to fill the unexpired term of retiring Trustee George Curry. Mr. Casey ran unopposed in the November 2007, November 2011 and November 2015 elections and was sworn into the current four year term on January 4, 2016.  Mr. Casey was employed by the Vandalia Municipal Court as a Bailiff for 7 years after his retirement. In 2008 Mr. Casey was very honored to have been inducted into the Northridge Hall of Fame for his contributions to the Northridge and Harrison Township community.  In 2010 Mr. Casey was the Montgomery County winner of the Browns Publishing's Vietnam Veterans Salute.  Mr. Casey served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Montgomery County Credit Union for 10 years. Mr. Casey is also a charter member and past president of the Police Athletic League (serving the children of Montgomery County).

Deborah Merrick, Fiscal Officer
 trustee-merrick Ms. Merrick has been a resident of Harrison Township for over 45 years.  First appointed to office in February 2007, she has since been elected to three 4 year terms; the latest beginning April 2, 2016.   Ms. Merrick has been an employee of Handyman Ace Hardware's Corporate Office in Fairborn for 37 years, where she has held financial and management responsibilities.