Administration Leadership

Alec O’Connell

Chief Alec O’Connell was sworn in as the Washington Township Fire Chief in 2014. O’Connell began his career as a part-time firefighter, advancing to full-time fire fighter, Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief and Assistant Chief before being promoted to the Fire Department’s top leadership position. Having served the Township for over 27 years, O’Connell has been an integral part of ensuring quality fire and EMS services through the growth of the Dublin area.

When not responding to the needs of the fire department, Chief O’Connell is spending quality time with his wife and two daughters.

Chief O’Connell can be reached at or 614-652-3920.

Sara Ott

Sara Ott was hired as the Washington Township Administrator in 2014. In her role, Mrs. Ott serves as the chief administrative officer of the Township, implementing the policy direction of the Board of Trustees. Her day to day responsibilities include overseeing fire and EMS, communications, human resources, zoning, information technology, roadway maintenance, budget development and budget execution.

Prior to joining Washington Township, Mrs. Ott served 12 years in various capacities for the City of Dublin, Ohio and worked for multiple local governments in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Mrs. Ott resides in Dublin with her husband and two children.

Ms. Ott can be reached at or 614-652-3920.