Officials

Steve Wolfe - Trustee

Steve is currently serving his third term as Hocking Township Trustee. He has lived in the township for 14 years. Steve enjoys working with the neighbors in the Township. He feels that Hocking Township is a place of refuge from the other communities and believes it is a great place to reside and raise a family. Steve and his wife Carla enjoys the peaceful living outside the city in Hocking Township. 

You may contact Steve by calling (740) 438-5125

Email Steve sncwolfe@gmail.com


Doug Shaw - Trustee

Doug previously served as Hocking Township Trustee from 2006 -2009. After the sudden passing of Tim Claypool, Doug was appointed to serve the remainder of hi term. He has lived in Hocking Township his entire life where he also raised his two sons, Eli and Landon. Doug also enjoys antique farming and currently serves as President of the Fairfield County Antique Tractor Club for the past 30 years.

You may contact Doug by calling (740)407-2347 or by email dstractorlover@sbcglobal.net

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Gail Ellinger - Trustee/Chairperson

Gail is currently serving her sixth term as Hocking Township Trustee. She served on the Township Zoning Appeals Board for 5 years prior to being elected to the Board. Gail has lived in the township for 43 years. She grew up just north of Pleasantville on Musser Road, Walnut Township. She has owned and operated a  small Tack and Feed Shop for the last 29 years while working on their small family farm. Her job experiences have included, secretarial, accounting, payroll, office manager and school bus driver. Gail has served as a volunteer through Amanda Clearcreek Schools, Special Olympics and Fairfield County 4-H. Gail is married to Jim, their children, Jessica enjoys spending her days on the farm taking care of things. Judd and Lacey have a daughter, Tinley, and Jim and Gail love being Grandparents. They belong to Trinity Lutheran Church on Crumley Road.   

 As a trustee, Gail has always believed in treating the citizens of Hocking Township in a fair way by, listening to their concerns and making the best decisions for all concerned; while maintaining the rural characteristics of the township and protecting property owner rights, updating the zoning to ensure this happens, maintaining safe roads and making sure the residents feel they have a voice within their community.
You may contact Gail by calling (740) 808-2523 or by email gailellinger@yahoo.com

Chuck Ressley - Fiscal Officer


Chuck has been the Fiscal Officer for Hocking Township since April 2014. He served on the Zoning Board of Commissions for 2 years. He has lived in Hocking Township for over 41 years.

You may contact Chuck by calling (740) 681-9760

or by e-mail HockingTownship@yahoo.com