Mad River Township Trustee Ward to resign this month

By Nick Walton -

Mad River Township Trustee Mike Ward intends to resign from the position at the end of this month.

Ward announced his resignation during the Sept. 1 township trustee meeting and trustees accepted his resignation during the same meeting. Thursday night’s trustee meeting marked Ward’s last meeting as a township trustee as his resignation is effective on Sept. 30.

Ward has served as a township trustee for 11 years and was most recently re-elected last November. His term was scheduled to end at the end of 2019.

Ward recently was hired at Navistar and due to the work schedule said he would have to give up the trustee job as well as his roles as president of the Champaign County Township Association and president of the Westville Grain Co. board.

Speaking on his tenure as a township trustee, Ward said he has enjoyed working with people and meeting people.

“Just working with people and meeting new people,” Ward said. “The more people you meet, the more friends you make. I’ve always enjoyed that part of the job.”

Ward did not rule out the possibility of being a township trustee again.

“I may come back and run again maybe when I retire or am able to get back on a day shift,” Ward said. “But right now I just couldn’t benefit the township in anything and be able to do the duties that’s required of it.”

By Nick Walton

Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.

Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.