Washington Twp. trustees select new president

Sharon Lowry was selected as president of the Washington Twp. Board of Trustees at the Monday night meeting.

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Sharon Lowry was selected as president of the Washington Twp. Board of Trustees at the Monday night meeting.

Washington Twp. has a new trustees president after the board’s Monday night meeting.

Sharon Lowry was selected as president of the Board of Trustees, and Scott Paulson was chosen as vice president at the at the meeting.

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“Annually, the three trustees select a trustee to serve as president and another to serve as vice president,” Township Administrator Jesse Lightle said.

Lowry has been a trustee since 2018 and previously served as board vice president. She’s a former assistant superintendent of Great Oaks JVS, and is chairwoman of the Centerville Women’s Civic Club Scholarship Committee.

Her civic experience includes being a member of the board for Sophie’s Companions for Veterans, which provides companion animals and service dogs. Lowry also has served on boards for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Dayton and the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery.

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Paulson, who was president of the trustees last year, has served as a trustee since 2009 and is a past member of the Washington Twp. Zoning Commission. He is a partner with Advanced Engineering Solutions, Inc. where he is vice president of sales.

His community involvement has included the Associate Board of the Dayton Art Institute, the Leukemia Lymphoma Society and Montgomery County Land Bank.

Dale Berry, who had previously served as trustee president, was sworn in by Kettering Municipal Court Judge Fred Dressel. Berry has served the board for 11 years and won re-election in November, fighting off a tough challenge from business owner Matt Lynch.

Berry’s campaign in November was a reflection of what current trustees felt was important in terms of growth and development.

“We need to plan for the best use of this remaining vacant land. Not only do I want to keep Washington Twp. the choice for people coming to our area, but I want to make sure that we offer housing opportunities and attractive amenities for our residents who decide to downsize or move to another residence within Washington Twp.,” he said during his campaign.

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