Elected Officials

Washington Township, like other townships throughout the state, has four elected officials: Three Trustees and a Fiscal Officer. Each official serves a four-year term of office and is elected by voters in both the unincorporated and the incorporated (City of Centerville) portions of Washington Township. The following elected officials represent the residents of Washington Township:

Trustee President

Scott Paulson was elected to the Board of Trustees in November of 2009. He has served on the Washington Township Zoning Commission and is an active community volunteer. A partner with Advanced Engineering Solutions, Inc., he serves as vice president of sales for the firm and oversees the company’s expansion into new markets. His community involvement has included service on the Associate Board of the Dayton Art Institute, fundraising activities with the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, and membership on several community boards. Scott lives in Washington Township with his family. 
Email Scott: scott.paulson@washingtontwp.org

Trustee Vice President

Dale Berry, a resident since 1973, was appointed to the board in January 2009 and elected in November 2009. He previously has served on the township’s Zoning Commission and assisted with volunteer projects for the Visual Improvement Program Committee. A Realtor and retired vocational coordinator with Kettering City Schools, Berry is a past president of the Dayton Area Board of Realtors and served as its representative to the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission. He has been a member of the Dayton Fair Housing Center, the Legislative Steering Committee for the Ohio Association of Realtors, the Montgomery County Auditor’s forum on tax evaluations, and director of the National Association of Realtors. He has two children and four grandchildren. 
Email Dale: dale.berry@washingtontwp.org


Sharon Lowry, who began her first term in 2018, has experience as an educator, administrator, small business owner and community volunteer. She serves on the Centerville Women’s Civic Club Scholarship Committee and the board of Sophie’s Companions for Veterans. A former assistant superintendent of Great Oaks JVS, Lowry also has served on boards for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Dayton and the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. For two years, she co-chaired the Nike Dayton Open at the Golf Club at Yankee Trace. A past member of Optimist International and Rotary International, she holds a Master of Education degree from Wright State University.
Email Sharon: sharon.lowry@washingtontwp.org

Fiscal Officer

Tom Zobrist brings over 40 years of management experience to the Fiscal Officer post, which he has held since April 2004. As a former co-owner of Bell Optical Laboratory -- a family business with five labs in Ohio and surrounding states -- his responsibilities included cash flow management, computer systems, inventory, sales and marketing. He is a member of the Montgomery County Emergency Response Council and Community Development Block Grant Committee and a past president of the Montgomery County Township Association. A township resident for more than 30 years, he co-chaired the implementation task force for the Create the Vision Community Plan. He and his wife, Patty, a Zoning Commission member, have two sons and four grandchildren.
Email Tom: tom.zobrist@washingtontwp.org


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