Economic Development Committee

In 2008, the Board of Township Trustees formed the Anderson Township Economic Development Committee. This action was based on recognition of the importance of Anderson’s businesses to the health and vibrancy of the community, and was a recommendation of the Township’s initial Comprehensive Plan that was adopted in 2006.

Over the last several years the business leaders and residents that comprise this group have been involved in a variety of activities, including updating plans for the Township (in particular Beechmont Avenue), improving Anderson’s image including gateway and Five Mile Road improvements, investing in Anderson’s neighborhood business districts such as forthcoming changes on Clough Pike and Salem Road, and partnering with the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce to improve the marketing of Anderson and retention of businesses.

The Committee embraced a philosophy that the mission of economic development in Anderson Township is to protect the community’s assets by advocating for competitive services; retain existing and foster growth of new businesses; and facilitate quality development / redevelopment, and improve the retail, office, and industrial offerings in the community, which subsequently improve residential property values and stabilize Anderson’s tax base.

Current initiatives of the Committee include promoting and marketing the community to attract new investment while also retaining and facilitating the expansion efforts of existing enterprises, facilitating implementation of select strategies from the Ohio Riverfront and Ancor Area plans, and studying the existing housing stock to better identify housing needs and opportunities.

Members

Paul Kitzmiller, Chair Elizabeth Barber

Amy Broghamer Bill Chester

Chris Corrado Matt Davie

Steeve Feagins Brad Felblinger

John Halpin Nicole Hunter

Phillip Kiley Joe Mayernik

Eric Miller Donald Nickerson

Mike Paolucci Zach Peterson

Scot Prebles Amy Richardson

Jeff Rosa Mike Roberts

Chris Sontag Jim Tippmann

Josh Gerth, Trustee Liaison

The mission of Economic Development in Anderson Township is to protect the community’s assets by providing high quality services; retain existing and foster growth of new businesses; and facilitate quality development / redevelopment, and improve the retail, office, and industrial offerings in the community, which subsequently improve residential property values and stabilize Anderson’s tax base.”

Staff Contact: Steve Sievers at (513) 688-8400