The Mifflin Townships Board of Trustees has legislative authority within the township. They oversee the care and maintenance of each departments needs. Working closely with the trustees are the Fiscal Officers who are independent of township trustees and are responsible for keeping accurate records of all accounts, transactions, budgets and proceedings of townships.
Richard Angelou was appointed to the Mifflin Township Board of Trustees in 1994. He was subsequently elected to that office in 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2007 and 2011. He oversees the Service Department, which includes two cemeteries and 3.9 square miles of roads, and he is a member of the Ohio Township Association.
Angelou was employed by the Whitehall City Schools as a suspension administrator from 1999 – 2004. In 1994, he retired from the Whitehall Schools after teaching for 30 years. He was also the city of Gahanna’s first Parks and Recreation Director from 1967 to 1971.
Under his leadership as Mifflin Township trustee, two new fire stations were built (Stations 133 and 134), and the Mifflin Township Hall was built off of Old Ridenour Road. A state-of-the-art fire communications center was also established, sharing dispatching services with other central Ohio communities. Additionallly, Angelou has worked tirelessly with various government entities, and to secure funding through the Community Development Block Grant program, to bring much-needed water to the residents of Leonard Park, in the unincorporated portion of Mifflin Township.
He is married to his wife, Karen, of 49 years, and they have one son, Mark. Angelou has been a resident of Mifflin Township since 1971, and has been a long-time member of Peace Lutheran Church.