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New Face in Town

Meet New Liberty Township Administrator Jesse Lightle

We extend a warm welcome to Jesse Lightle, who began her new role as Liberty Township Administrator in March. Jesse reports to the Board of Trustees as the manager of the day-to-day operations of the Township. She comes to us from Washington Township in Montgomery County, Ohio, where she served as Township Administrator for more than 16 years. After a brief stint as Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff at Sinclair Community College, she is happy to step back into local government leadership in Liberty Township.  

“The Board is excited about Jesse joining our team,” says Steve Schramm, Liberty Township Board of Trustees President. “She brings invaluable executive experience and will be a major asset in helping project our image to the region. Jesse has incredible poise and will bring quick stability to our fantastic team. We can’t wait to see the positive contributions she’ll make to this community.” 

In her personal time, Jesse is busy with her family and friends. You may spot this hockey mom at ice rinks across the state, cheering on her daughter’s team. She also enjoys reading, cooking and traveling. 

Learn more about Jesse’s transition, in her own words:

Q: How are you uniquely qualified to fit this role?

JL: I’ve been involved in local government for most of my life. I grew up going to City Hall after school when my dad was a Springfield City Commissioner. I have 25 years of local government experience. 

Q: What excites you most about your new role as Township Administrator?

JL: I’m most excited about the opportunities that Liberty Township has in its future. Liberty is one of Ohio’s premiere townships and the amount of growth occurring here is unique.

Q: What is your biggest challenge as you begin?

JL: For any new administrator/manager, it’s learning the people, both internally and externally…while meeting everyone takes time, it’s also very exciting to meet new people.

Q: What are your impressions of Liberty Township?

JL: I’m very impressed by the sense of community. There’s pride from both residents and businesses to be a part of Liberty Township.

Q: What is your primary goal for our community?

JL: My goal is  to be part of the continued vision of the community. I look forward to working with many residents and businesses to accomplish that.
Liberty Township is in the qualified hands of a seasoned professional. We look forward to watching the continued growth of the Township under Jesse’s leadership.