Township Hall Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00AM to 4:30PM
The administrative staff, under the direction of the Board of Trustees, assists 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.
Oliver Turner began his employment as Township Administrator with Sylvania Township in May 2019. He has previously served as the City Manager for Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and as Village Manager for the Village of Almont, Michigan.
Turner obtained his Master of Public Administration Degree as well as his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Toledo and has a strong commitment to fostering transparency, accountability, responsiveness, and excellence in service delivery. He also maintains an open door policy that encourages feedback from citizens and stakeholders regarding services.
Turner has previously served as Chairperson of the Michigan Municipal Executives Ethics Committee and as a Michigan Municipal League Board Trustee.
He lives in Sylvania Township with his wife, Anna, and his two daughters, Amelia and Juliette and lived in the Sylvania and Toledo communities prior to his public service in Michigan. He believes that public managers are duty bound to serve their home communities and its elected officials with integrity, honesty, and pragmatism.
Throughout her Human Resources career, starting in 2007, Lula has gained experience in HR Operations with a strong focus in, Benefit Administration, Health & Wellness Programs, Full-Cycle Recruitment, Training & Development, and HRIS.
Lula maintains an open-door policy, exhibits an employee-oriented approach, and sees wellness as holistic. She is committed to the overall well-being of the team and encourages on-going development, training, and education.
She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from Trine University and currently resides in Toledo with her family.
Samantha started with Sylvania Township in May of 2011 as a temporary Receptionist and in August of 2011, she was hired as Administrative Assistant. She later was promoted to taking on the duties of IT Coordinator in November of 2014, in 2021 Samantha was promoted to Executive Assistant. Before starting with the Township she dabbled in beverage development while obtaining her Associate Degree in Business Management.
Samantha resides in Toledo with her husband, Josh, and her son, Alexander.
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