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Elected Officials

Elected Officials

James E. Sauls, Jr.

Mr. James E. Sauls, Jr. was appointed by the Board of Trustees on January 30, 2009 to fill the unexpired term of Trustee. In November 2009 and again in November of 2013 Jim was elected as Trustee to 4 year terms which runs until January 2018.

Mr. Sauls has been a resident of Batavia Township since 1979 and is the retired owner of Sauls Construction Company. The firm, for many years, constructed numerous projects in the Southwestern Ohio region.  Mr. Sauls graduated from Anderson High School and received his Associates Degree in Business from the University of Cincinnati.

Mr. Sauls has long been a supporter of the community and served as Board Member of the Clermont Chamber for 22 years, UC Clermont Advisory Board for 6 years as well as numerous other committees. The James Sauls Homeless Center located in Batavia Township was started by his father several years ago and James and his family still support the Center to this day.

Mr. Sauls and his wife Mary have 4 children, Jeff, Laura, Matt and Mark and 1 grandchild, Madison.

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Bill Dowdney

Bill Dowdney was appointed by the Batavia Township Board of Trustees to fill the unexpired Trustee term on December 7, 2010. In November of 2011 Bill was elected to a two year term as Trustee. In November 2013 Bill was elected to a four year term which runs until January 2018.

Bill graduated from Batavia High School and then attended the University of Cincinnati where he graduated with a degree in business administration. For the past 25 years he has operated his own business as a sales representative selling capital equipment to the plastics industry.  

He has been active in the community and has served on the Board of Zoning Appeals for several years and is a current member and past president of the Batavia Rotary Club.

Bill and his wife Donna have 6 children and 7 grandchildren.

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Jennifer Haley

Jennifer was elected to her 4th term as Fiscal Officer in November 2015. Her term runs from April 2016 to March 2020.

A Township resident since 1980 Jennifer brings extensive business financial experience to the Township. The Fiscal Officer provides daily oversight on how the Township funds are expended, invested and managed. This oversight also ensures that funds are budgeted appropriately, and that they are expended and invested according to fiscal policy. This process is audited bi-annually by the Auditor of State.

After working as general manager and corporate secretary in her family’s business for nearly 30 years,she now works for the Clermont County Prosecutor’s Office as an administrative assistant and backup office manager.  Always being active in the community, she is a founding member and current trustee of the Central Joint Fire District Board and a former National Registry certified Paramedic. Jennifer served more than 25 years as a volunteer EMT and two terms as Trustee with BMOP Volunteer Fire Co., Inc. in Batavia Township. She is a founding member and board treasurer for the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office Neediest Families Fund, who sponsors the “Shop with a Sheriff” program for needy children in the Township and surrounding areas.  She is also a member of the Amelia American Legion Post 773 Auxiliary.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her granddaughter, family and friends, vacations by the ocean, working around the house and gardening.

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Randy Perry

Mr. Randy Perry was appointed by the Board of Trustees on January 18, 2012 to fill the unexpired term of Trustee. In November 2015 Randy was elected to a four year term which runs from January 2016 to December 2019.

Randy has been a resident of Batavia Township for over 20 years and has been employed in the commercial plumbing industry for 33 years, the last 20 as a self employed contractor. Randy and his wife Lisa own and operate Rising Star Stables a riding and horse boarding facility.

Randy graduated from Amelia High School in Batavia Township and has been a supporter of the community. His community service includes past member of the Clermont County Planning Commission, and currently serves on the Batavia Rotary Club and serves as the board chair for A Caring Place a pregnancy help center in Mt.Carmel. Randy is also very active in his church, Mt.Carmel Christian Church.

Randy and his wife Lisa have two children, Carol (Josh) Petroff, Jason (Rachael) and three grandchildren, James, Julia and Abel.

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