Board of Trustees – June 6 & 20 @ 5PM

BZA – June 5 @ 5PM       ZC – June (canceled)

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, Township Administrator

Oliver Turner began his employment as Sylvania Township Administrator 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. He has a strong commitment to fostering transparency, accountability, responsiveness, and excellence in service delivery. Turner is an ICMA Credential Manager and also maintains an open-door policy that encourages feedback from citizens and stakeholders regarding services.

Turner currently serves on the OTA Coalition of Large Ohio Urban Townships Executive Committee, the Lucas County Land Bank Board of Directors and the TMACOG Finance, Audit & Administration Committee. During his public service in Michigan, he served as Chairperson of the Michigan Municipal Executives Ethics Committee and as a Michigan Municipal League Board Trustee.

Turner currently lives in Sylvania Township with his wife and his two daughters. He believes that public managers are duty bound to serve their home communities and its elected officials with integrity, honesty, and pragmatism.

Lula Jiamachello, Human Resource Officer

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 Didion
Executive Assistant

Samantha started with Sylvania Township in May 2011 as a temporary Receptionist and in August 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.

She holds an Associate Degree in Business Management and resides in Toledo with her family.

Pam Koontz
Administrative Assistant


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