Township Administration

Hired in 2008 to serve as Washington Township's third administrator, Jesse Lightle oversees the day-to-day administration of all township services and reports directly to Washington Township trustees.

Jesse Lightle

Her history with the township dates back to 2006 when she was named deputy administrator. Prior to that, she served as assistant city manager for the City of Clayton where she was responsible for budget preparation, human resources, economic development, and communications.

Jesse also has worked as assistant to the city manager for the City of Centerville, community project coordinator for the Wright State University Center for Urban and Public Affairs, and as an adjunct professor in the WSU Master of Public Administration Program.

Jesse received her Bachelor's of Science Degree Urban Affairs from Wright State in 1999. She has a Master's in Urban Administration from Wright State as well graduating in June, 2001.

She currently serves as chair of the Master of Public Administration Advisory Board at Wright State University and is a member of the Dayton Area Managers Association. She also is a member of the International City/County Managers Association where she has been a member of the Task Force on Financing and the Ohio City/County Management Association where she served on the Board of Directors from 2006-2013 and as president from 2011 to 2012.

Jesse is a member of the Centerville Noon Optimists, having served on the Board from 2013-2016, a recipient of the 40 Under 40 Award from the Dayton Business Journal, was recognized as Administrator of the Year in 2020 from the Montgomery County Township Association and has lived in Washington Township since 2001.