Washington Township is governed by a board composed of three elected trustees. The trustees adopt resolutions; approve the annual budget, payrolls and bills; set policy and provide general direction for the operation of the township. An elected Fiscal Officer records the official minutes of the board, keeps the accounting books and processes the payroll.
Gene Bostic - Trustee
“Washington Township offers the ability for the elected officials to work directly with the residents in dealing with their concerns in a more personal manner where the resident’s feel their concerns are really heard and acted upon by the elected officials.”
Gene Bostic began serving as a Washington Township Trustee in 2004 following his retirement as fire chief. His service extends to 1977 when he served as a fire safety inspector for Washington and Perry Joint Townships. He cites the growth of the township and the fire department as highlights of his service, along with creating a great partnership with the City of Dublin and obtaining accreditation and an ISO 2 rating for the fire department.
A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Bostic says he is most proud to work with the committee that oversaw the creation of Grounds of Remembrance in Dublin Veterans Park.
An active member of St. Brigid of Kildare Church and a variety of senior organizations, Bostic volunteers at the Convalarium at Indian Run and Emerald Crossing of Dublin. He enjoys golfing and gardening. He and his wife have two daughters, two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Denise Franz King - Trustee
“Washington Township partners with Dublin residents and businesses, and with the City of Dublin and the Board of Education for a safe and healthy community. The township has great respect for the other agencies and works cooperatively with them to provide public services and save lives.”
Almost immediately when she moved to Dublin in 1983, Denise Franz King became involved in her community. With her background in natural resource management, she was appointed to the Dublin Parks Commission, and later to Dublin City Council in January 1989. She was elected that same year and served two terms on Council.
As a new resident, she soon became an advocate for citywide fire and EMS protection from the full-time, professional Washington Township Fire Department after an incident in which a teenager died while awaiting emergency services from a rural volunteer fire department.
Following her service on Council, King was approached in 2002 and asked if she would be willing to serve an unexpired term as a Washington Township Trustee. She has been re-elected since that time.
She is most proud that the Washington Township Fire Department earned the highest approval rating in a triennial survey of Dublin residents because it reflects the confidence residents and business have in the fire department and the prompt and professional emergency services offered. She is an advocate of ensuring that firefighters have the training and equipment they need to preserve lives and property as well as their own safety.
King is currently executive director of farmland preservation for the Ohio Department of Agriculture, and holds a BA in political science from George Washington University. She has received several honors for her service, including City of Dublin Award for Public Leadership, the Nature Conservancy Board of Trustees Silver Bowl, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Certificate of Appreciation and the Ohio Recycling Advisory Board Public Service Award.
She also served on the following boards: Dublin Architectural Review Board; Dublin Arts Council; Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio; Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission; Delaware County Regional Planning Commission; Darby Accord; Dublin and Washington Township Community Planning Committees; Ohio Farmland Preservation Economic Development Task Force; and Ohio Environmental Education Trust Fund.
Charles Kranstuber - Trustee
“Washington Township provides unparalleled fire and emergency services to residents of Dublin and unincorporated areas of the Township. In the most recent National Citizen Survey, residents gave Washington Township fire and EMS services a 98 percent positive rating – higher than any other category.”
Chuck Kranstuber has been an active partner with Washington Township throughout his career in public service. He has served on the Dublin Board of Zoning Appeals, Dublin Planning and Zoning Commission and, for 12 years, as a member of Dublin City Council. He was elected by his peers on Council to serve six years as Dublin’s mayor.
In 2006 he began serving as a Washington Township Trustee. He cites the accreditation of the Fire Department as one of the highlights of his tenure. It is his goal and commitment to continue to maintain and provide topflight fire and EMS services with quick response times, professional service and vital emergency equipment.
Kranstuber is an attorney with his own law practice, the Law Offices of Charles W. Kranstuber LPA. He earned his bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and his juris doctorate from the University of San Diego.
He has been recognized as a grand marshal for the City of Dublin Independence Day Parade, is a founder of the Dublin Irish Festival and a former member of the board of directors for the Dublin Counseling Center. In 2006, he was appointed by Governor Bob Taft to the Workers’ Compensation Oversight Commission.
Kranstuber lives in Dublin with his wife Jill, and has seven children. He enjoys golfing and traveling.
Joyce E. Robinson - Fiscal Officer
Joyce E. Robinson was elected Fiscal Officer of Washington Township in March 1996, and is serving her fifth term in office. A member of the Ohio, Franklin, Delaware and Union county township associations, and The Ohio Association of Public Treasurers, Robinson has more than 35 years of experience in accounting, payroll and human resources.
As the fiscal officer, she is responsible for recording minutes of the Board of Trustees, processing accounts payable and accounts receivable and payroll, investing public funds, producing financial statements, and maintaining other official records of the Township.
In addition to her responsibilities with the Township, Robinson serves as financial secretary for Dublin Baptist Church.
A native of Akron, Ohio, Robinson and her husband have lived in Washington Township for more than 35 years. She has three children and three grandchildren.