TRUSTEE CHRIS DOLE:
or [PHONE: 317-2861]
Chris Dole is currently serving in his second term as a Trustee
of the Township. Chris believes in a fiscally responsible
budget. He consistently communicates with residents
promoting community events such as Crosby Day at Stricker's
Grove, Clean-up Days, the Memorial Day events and the annual
Reindeer Romp. He has helped to improve our communication
with residents through the hiring of a Community Coordinator who
provides an improved website, semi-annual newsletters and
community guide updates. Chris also requested the
installation of a new marquee sign. In support of the
Zoning Department, he assisted in a re-write of the Zoning
Resolution to bring in line the land use plan and future look of
retail areas and also passed a Property Maintenance Code.
Chris volunteers his time on a regular basis at Crosby
Elementary teaching Junior Achievement, a Township Government
class, through the PTA and the Community Reader Program.
He received the Friend of Children award in 2007. He also
volunteers at the airport on the Safety, United Way and the
Spirit of CVG committees. Chris currently holds an
Associates Degree in Electrical Power Technology from Cincinnati
Technical College and completed extra coursework in business
administration, history, gerontology, anthropology and
Miami University and Thomas More College. He is married to
Sue and they have one daughter.
TRUSTEE JIM NIEHAUS:
or [PHONE: 827-8196]
TRUSTEE CHARLES HEIS: [EMAIL:
or [PHONE: 317-2974]
Niehaus is also currently serving in his second term as
Trustee. He enjoys regularly communicating with
residents to promote a sense of pride in the community.
He primarily works with the Maintenance Department to
improve Township roadways through repair and litter control.
He works as a liaison for our residents to communicate with
Hamilton County when the need arises. He supported the
relocation of our Maintenance Department to a new facility
so they could be more productive and efficient.
Jim volunteers his time and equipment for the
Southwest Local School District on a regular basis. He is
always supportive of community events like the Reindeer Romp
where he organizes the set up and tear down of a very large
tent and prepares for the race by setting up the course and
hauling golf carts. Jim is supportive of Crosby Clean-up days
so as to keep our community looking beautiful and lends a
helping hand to residents during those days.
married to his wife Sharon and they have two children.
He provides for his family by owning a backhoe
business in the community. Jim enjoys spending time
with his family outdoors.
Chuck Heis was elected in 2015 as a Trustee after serving almost
eight years as the Township Fiscal Officer.
Chuck was first elected as the Township Fiscal Officer in 2008
and was re-elected in 2012. As Fiscal
Officer, Chuck was responsible to strictly comply with the legal
requirements set forth for the Fiscal Officer’s duties, to
establish and practice rules for efficient management of the
Township Fiscal Officer’s office, and to follow good accounting
practices in maintaining records and accounts.
As Trustee, he is overseeing the Fire Department and
serving as Vice President of Westjad Advisory Board.
Chuck and his wife, Nancy, have a daughter,
Jessica, who is a student at Miami University.
Their son, Adam, was loved but lived a short three
months. Their family experienced tragedy with
the loss of their oldest daughter, Allison, in a car accident in
February, 2012. Following this tragedy,
Allison was able to save five individuals through organ
donations. She was a special person and is
Chuck is a retired CPA with a BBA and MBA
from the University of Cincinnati. He has
worked over 40 years as a city Income Tax Auditor, Bank
Controller and Internal Bank Auditor among other positions.
He was active in the local chapter of CPA’s and is still serving
on the Miami University’s Business Technology Council (over 35
Chuck served on his church board in many
capacities including President and Treasurer.
He volunteers at Crosby Day at Stricker’s Grove
and other community events. He is the
Treasurer of the Crosby Township Historical Society.
ROBERT BIBBO: [EMAIL:
firstname.lastname@example.org] or [PHONE: 919-2868]
Robert Bibbo was born, raised and
lived most of his adult life in neighboring Green Township where
he attended Our Lady of Lourdes grade school, graduated from Oak
Hills High School in 1977 and spent his teaching career at Oak
Hills High School. Bob and his wife, Amy Searcy lived in Sayler
Park for 8 years where Bob served as President of Sayler Park
Village Council and volunteered with the Cincinnati Police
Department as a “Citizen On Patrol.” When Bob and Amy decided to
move to the community where Amy was raised they moved to their
home on Mt. Hope Rd. and Bob became Crosby Twp. Fiscal Officer
to serve his new community as he had served his former
Bob attended the University of
Cincinnati where he played varsity baseball for 4 years and was
selected co-captain his senior year. He received his
undergraduate degree at U.C. and his Master’s Degree from Xavier
University. Bob was an English teacher. During his teaching
career at Oak Hills Bob coached basketball, football, fast-pitch
softball, baseball and golf. Bob built the girls’ golf team from
scratch at Oak Hills in 1999 and coached that team for 8 years.
Bob and Amy spend much of their free time at Miami Whitewater
Park biking, hiking and golfing. They also enjoy their 5
grandchildren and 3 dogs! Bob’s wife Amy Searcy is a Hamilton
County park volunteer and a Hamilton County Court of Common
Pleas judge. Currently Bob is building his third “little
library” and this one will be located outside their home on Mt.
COMMUNITY COORDINATOR BRENDA JACKSON: [EMAIL: email@example.com]
Brenda Jackson became the Community
Coordinator in the fall of 2014. She has
lived in Crosby Township for nearly 40 years.
Her life’s experiences as a former Southwest Jr. High teacher,
Youth Director at College Hill Presbyterian Church, and mission
trip ministry coordinator for various churches brings fresh
ideas to the township. She hopes to make a
positive impact on the community!
Brenda is eager to lead the township events
throughout the year with an openness to listen to new ideas and
build on the tradition that makes Crosby unique.
She is looking forward to the various activities that are
in place like Crosby Day at Stricker’s Grove, annual Memorial
Day Parade, Reindeer Romp and more. You can
reach her at 513-738-1440 to volunteer to be part of the team
that makes Crosby township great!
She is married to Jim. They have two adult
children, Mark and Kelly Jackson and their families.
Brenda has been a life-long volunteer in her community,
church, and various projects to simply, “make life better!”
ZONING INSPECTOR RICK ESPEL: [EMAIL:
Rick Espel has served in the Township as the Zoning Inspector
since 2001. His job responsibility is to enforce the
regulations that are set forth in the Zoning Resolution.
He canvasses the Township on a regular basis and also responds to
neighbor complaints concerning zoning violations. The
property owner is sent a letter regarding these violations and
given a certain amount of time to address them. If the
property owner does not resolve the issues, they can be
subpoened to Hamilton County Court. Rick is in the office
on Monday evenings, but is available on the Township cell phone
throughout the week.
Rick graduated in 1974 from the
University of Cincinnati with a BBA. He is the owner of
Espel Construction. They specialize in finish carpentry on
commercial and residential projects in Ohio, Indiana and
Kentucky. Rick is also the President of Red Hawk
Development, a group of multi-family builders and managers.
Rick is married to Jane and
they have three grown children.
MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR HARRY MEYERS: [EMAIL:
or [PHONE: 317-1462]
Harry Meyers has served in the Township as the Maintenance
Supervisor for 30 years. His job responsibilities include
oversight of the maintenance department made up of 7 part-time
employees. They keep the Township roads clear of debris,
snow and litter, and repair them when necessary. The
department cuts grass on all the Township property including the
Senior Center, community parks, cemeteries and Fire Stations.
They maintain all equipment and make all repairs to the Township
Harry is married to Jean (Zoning
Secretary). They have two daughters, Shelley and Nanci, and
four grandchildren. Their family has lived in the Township
for over 60 years. Harry worked for the Kroger company for
36 years, first in Facility Engineering and then in the Cabinet
Shop. While working at Kroger, he started working for
Crosby Township in a part-time position. Harry looks
forward to his annual fishing trip to Reelfoot, Tennessee.
He also enjoys watching his grandsons play sports and his
grandaughters participate in gymnastics and dance. Harry
likes spending time at auctions
and collecting treasures. He thinks his sporty Ford
Mustang is a lot of fun as well.
CHIEF BRUCE DOWNARD: [EMAIL:
or [Phone: 738.1831]
Bruce has been the Fire
Chief since December, 1999. He started as a volunteer
firefighter in Crosby Township in 1983. He has guided the
department from volunteer to paid 24/7 in station staffing in
2003. Bruce works hard on increasing training and using the
Township’s funds to purchase the right equipment to protect our
community. He is supported by an excellent staff and some of the
best firefighter/paramedics in the county.
Bruce is married to Eileen and has two grown children also
married. Bruce also works as the Maintenance Supervisor with
Cheviot Savings Bank. Bruce enjoys playing paintball with a
message about Jesus with Youth Groups. They love to hike with
their dog Lilo.