ANSONIA– Ed Huff Jr., Brown Township trustee, was re-elected first vice president of the Ohio Township Association (OTA) during the 2022 winter conference held at the Columbus Convention Center from Jan. 26-28.
“I am honored to continue serving Ohio’s townships through election to the OTA Board,” Huff said. “Working for the people through township government motivates me to preserve, promote and defend township government.”
The 20-person OTA Board is headed by a slate of officers (president, first vice president, second vice president, secretary-treasurer and 16 directors).
The members of the OTA are trustees and fiscal officers who vote for the officers, and the executive committee person from each county vote for the directors.
As officer of the board, Huff will assist in managing the OTA, participating in such tasks as budget adoption, authorization of expenditures, program creation, the planning of a legislative agenda and other items.
Huff has served Darke County Township Association as vice president and president and currently as executive committeeman for 22 years. Huff has served Brown Township for 25 years as a trustee. He served on the OTA Board as a director, secretary-treasurer, second vice president and now first vice president. He is presently serving as chairman of the insurance committee, board director of the Otarma Insurance Board, OTA committees, public relations, state fair, finance, conference and policy and is a past chairman of the OTA State Fair Committee.
Huff served four years as secretary-treasurer of Ohio Township Association; and two years as second vice president of Ohio Township Association. Since 2019, he has served on the board of directors for Ohio Township Association Risk Management Authority (OTRAMA).
He has owned from 1973 until the present, Ed Huff Jr. Trucking, Construction, and Excavating Company as owner, operator and manager. In business for 49 years, he established Huff Home Inspection Inc., from 2004 to the present.
He spent three years as Ansonia Village clerk-treasurer; on the OPWC Public Works; Committee, representing Darke County; a committee member of Darke County review board for OPWC Public Works; and he served 10 years as president of Darke County Township Association, eight years as vice president of Darke County Township Association and is on the executive committee of Darke County Township Association.
Huff has been a board member of Ansonia Rescue Squad; was president of Brown Township Trustees; was a teaching assistant for the Home Inspection Institute Inc. (2004-05); served as chairperson of Ansonia Joint Rescue Squad; secretary of the Health Board Advisory Committee: served 35 years on Board of Ansonia High School Alumni Association; and was chairperson of the nominating committee for Ohio Township Association for its board of directors in 2007.
A 1969 Ansonia High School graduate, he received his associate degree in accounting at Miami Jacobs Business College and has earned numerous certifications in inspections. He became a certified home inspector and a preventative maintenance inspector and a mold inspector both in 2004; a certified pre-home inspector and quality air testing inspector in 2005; a certified master home inspector in 2007.
He worked with the Emergency Management Institute (FEMA) and completed leadership training with Ohio Township Association in 2008.
He is a member of the Home Inspection Institute Inc.; Mold Inspection Protocol Training Institute; National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc (NAHI); National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI); Blue Lodge of Masons, Antioch Shriner, Free & Accepted Scottish Rite Mason (32o degree) 46 years; Greenville Lodge of Elks #1139; and Fraternal Order of Eagles #2177.
Huff has been presented the Darke County Historical Award and an honorary degree from Ansonia High School Alumni Association.