Township Hall Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:30AM to 4:30PM

The administrative staff, under the direction of the Board of Trustees, assist in the administration, enforcement, and execution of the policies and resolutions of the Board. The administrator supervises and directs the activities and affairs of the various divisions of township government, recommends measures for adoption to the Board, and keeps the Board fully advised on the financial conditions of the township.



John C. Zeitler, Township Administrator

John assumed the role of Township Administrator on November 8, 2010. Previously, John worked for Lucas County for 31 years, serving for 26 years as the Lucas County Director of the Office of Management and Budget. John attended the University of Toledo where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in Accounting and an Associate Degree in Business Technology, majoring in Computer Technology. John has been a Sylvania resident for 23 years. He has served as a Commissioner of The Olander Park System for the past 18 years and is a member of the Sylvania Schools Finance Committee. Since March 2012 John has also been a Board Member of the Lucas County Land Bank. In 2012 he became Co-Executive Director of Sylvania Area Community Improvement Corporation. He and his wife, Kathy, have two sons, named William and Harrison.

Janet Ontko,  HR Director

Janet started with Sylvania Township in May of 2017.

Samantha Babkiewicz
Administrative Assistant/IT Coordinator

Samantha started with Sylvania Township in May of 2011 as a temporary Receptionist and in August of 2011 she was hired on as Administrative Assistant. She later was promoted to taking on the duties of IT Coordinator in November of 2014. Before starting with the Township she was a Nanny and dabbled in beverage development while obtaining her Associates in Business Management.


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