About our township

Township government is grassroots government. The trustees’ intimate knowledge of Pleasant Township, its needs and its citizens enables them to offer more personal service than any other unit of government.

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What makes our township the right place for your family

Care and maintenance of roads is the largest function of Pleasant Township. We also provide fire and E.M.S. protection through contracts with neighboring entities. Pleasant Township is a zoned community which requires zoning certificates for most building projects.

Our Officers

The Pleasant Township Board of Trustees is made up of 3 elected Trustees and the Pleasant Township Fiscal Officer, which is also an elected position. The Board meets the Second and Last Wednesday of each month with a meeting starting at 7:00 pm at the Pleasant Township Building located at 10507 Old Tile Factory Rd. Van Wert, Ohio. All meetings are open to the public.

Todd Wallace
Todd WallaceTrustee
10041 Liberty Union Rd.,
Van Wert, 45891
(419) 203-6539
Jay Gamble
Jay GambleTrustee
12479 Cooper
Van Wert, 45891
(419) 203-2234
Rick Roop
Rick RoopTrustee
10661 Upp Rd.
Van Wert, OH 45891
(419) 605-8271
Kurt Kline
Kurt KlineRoadman/Zoning Inspector
11610 St Rt 81,
Rockford 45882
(419) 203-6117
Krista Somerton
Krista SomertonFiscal Officer
762 Perry St.
Van Wert 45891
(419) 203-4667

About Pleasant Township

Pleasant Township is one of 12 Townships located in Van Wert County Ohio.  We're a rural township with many housing areas and a strong agriculture base. The majority of the County Seat of Van Wert located in our Township. Pleasant Township is responsible for all the unincorporated areas of the Township which includes: fire/EMS protection, road and ditch maintenance, and zoning regulations.