Elected Officials

Danbury Township is governed by a non-partisan board of three Trustees and one Fiscal Officer, all of whom are elected for a four-year term. The board meets in public session on the second and fourth Wednesday each month at 6:30 p.m. on the first floor of Township Hall. Their areas of responsibility include roads, parks, cemeteries, fire and police departments, zoning, fiscal management, budgets and maintenance of public records.


John Paul Dress
4755 E. Port Clinton Eastern
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
(419) 341-0404
John Paul is a lifelong resident of Danbury Township.  He is married to Dawn, and they have three adult daughters and three grandsons. He started as a grounds maintenance crew member at Bay Point Resort 40 years ago. Over the years he has worked his way up, gaining experience in customer service, business management and facility management and is now the acting General Manager of this prestigious resort community.

John Paul recently served on the Danbury Township Zoning Commission, rounding out his three and a half years of service as Chairman of the Board. He is an active member in the community and has served twelve years as a Board Member for Danbury Schools. Additionally, he has a business degree from BGSU.
His goals as a Danbury Township Trustee are:
     a)      Balance fiscal responsibility while maintaining needed services
     b)      Establish a customer service approach to the residents of the Township
     c)      Manage Township growth in balance with residents’ expectations

Overall, demonstrate his commitment to the residents of Danbury Township.     

Dianne Rozak
3265 S. Confederate Drive
Marblehead, OH 43440
(419) 798-4071

Dianne began her tenure as Township Trustee in January 1996. Her background includes an Associate Degree in Management from John Carroll University in Cleveland. She was a Director of Human Resources and Training for a nationwide specialty retailer in Cleveland. In addition, she has held various marketing positions in the specialty food industry, owned a catering business and has been very involved in community activities. She has served in the capacity of President for the Wide World Shop Board of Directors, The Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, Ottawa County Regional Planning Commission, Ottawa County Visitors Bureau and Ottawa County Township Association. She is a past member of the board of Otterbein North Shore Retirement Community and currently serves as recording secretary for the Area Heritage Foundation which operates the Ottawa County Historical Museum, Dianne oversees Zoning and Safety, produces the Township newsletter, bi-monthly meeting overviews and "Focus on Danbury Township" newspaper articles. She is a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and is self-employed as an artist/photographer. Her goals for the Township include continued citizen involvement, controlled development and public awareness of Township business.

Dave Hirt
1775 S. Church Road
Marblehead, OH 43440
(419) 732-2703

Dave was elected to the position of Township Trustee and began serving in 1994. He is a lifelong resident of the township and a graduate of Danbury High School class of '66. Dave has worked at Bill's Implement Sales since 1975 as a parts and equipment salesman of lawn and garden equipment. He has been active in the township serving as an officer for the Ottawa County Township Association, the Danbury Waste Water Advisory Committee and the Ottawa County District Health Advisory Committee. He also remains active in the community by chartering and leading the Danbury Ski Club for 12 years, being an officer in the Experimental Aviation Association Chapter 1247 for 7 years, being involved at St. Paul on council, in choir, and on Sunday school staff, and volunteering at the High School popcorn stand. He is a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam war serving on an ammunition ship there and also aboard a nuclear submarine based from Hawaii with 6 years active service from 1969 to 1975. Dave and his wife Jan are the parents of three girls Loree, Karyn and Abbey. Dave's goals are to continue to improve the quality of life in Danbury Township through controlled development and growth. He is also a strong supporter for land preservation and of our parks. Preservation is a way for our public officials to give back to the taxpayers for the benefit of all future generations.

Carolyn Adams
5630 Windjammer
Marblehead, Ohio 43440
(419) 732-3039

Carolyn was appointed as Fiscal Officer and began serving September 2017.
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