Shane Farnsworth joined Jackson Township in October 2018 as its second township and zoning administrator. The township administrator is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the board of trustees, and is the township’s chief administrative officer. The administrator is responsible for the implementation of policies and resolutions of the board, and for daily township operations including overseeing all personnel and fiscal operations.
Farnsworth in his role as administrator works closely with the elected fiscal officer to develop and manage the township’s $20 million annual operating budget. He analyzes and evaluates programs, procedures and policies, and provides technical advice and recommendations to the board. He also serves as the township’s zoning administrator and is responsible for code enforcement and managing, administering and coordinating all zoning and land-use planning matters.