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Deerfield Township Elected Officials

Deerfield Township Elected Officials
Deerfield Township Elected Officials

The Board of Trustees meet on the first and third Tuesday's of each month. To see meeting times, agendas, and to find information (including the videos from previous meetings) please visit the meetings section of our website.

Kristin Malhotra, Trustee

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About Trustee Malhotra

Kristin was elected to the position of trustee in November 2017 and took office in January 2018.

 

Kristin was born in Colorado and grew up in Toledo, OH. She attended the Ohio State University where she received a bachelor’s of science degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering in 2013. After graduating, she moved to the Mason-Deerfield region and began her career as an application engineer with Cornerstone Controls, where she still works.

 

Kristin is active with various volunteer activities in the region. She currently sits on the executive board for Give Back Cincinnati, the largest young professional volunteer organization in the Cincinnati area.

Kristin Malhotra
Kristin Malhotra

Lelle Lutts Hedding, Trustee

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About Trustee Hedding

Lelle Lutts Hedding was elected Trustee in November, 2017.

Lelle Lutts Hedding
Lelle Lutts Hedding

Lonnie Vestal, Trustee

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About Trustee Vestal

Lonnie Vestal grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. After completing high school, Lonnie moved to Stockton, California to attend Christian Life College, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible and Theology. While at Christian Life College, Lonnie met his wife Jill. They were married in his senior year at Christian Life College, and after graduation, they settled in Stockton after Lonnie accepted an administrative role at Christian Life College and also began graduate studies at Western Seminary. During this time, Levi and Reagan were added to the Vestal family. Levi is now 13 and attends Mason Middle School; Reagan is 11 and attends Mason Intermediate School. They enjoy baseball and softball, respectively, and both play on teams with the Mason Youth Organization. The family enjoys baseball, playing board games together, and road trips to Pass-a-Grille, Florida and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

 

After completing his Master of Arts in Exegetical Theology from Western Seminary, Lonnie moved from Stockton to Deerfield Township in 2007 to launch The Way of the Cross church. As a licensed minister with the United Pentecostal Church International, Lonnie also serves as an Ohio chaplain ministries coordinator. He also serves as an overseer pastor to the Spanish church El Camino de la Cruz, which grew from and was supported by The Way of the Cross.

 

As a bi-vocational pastor, Lonnie balanced full-time pastoral work with various work in education and the private sector. He first worked in Christian education, teaching high school English, Literature, History and Government Economics at The Calvary Academy in Springdale, Ohio as well as substitute teaching in Kings Local Schools and Little Miami Schools. In 2014, Lonnie launched his own business, Summit Roofing and Exteriors LLC, a company specializing in architectural shingle roofing, serving the greater Cincinnati area.

 

In 2015, Lonnie was elected to the Warren County Central Committee for the Republican Party. In 2017, he was elected to the Board of Trustees for Deerfield Township. He began serving in January of 2018.

 

Lonnie is a constitutional conservative. As such, he promises to be a faithful steward of Deerfield’s finances and future. “Calvin Coolidge said, ‘There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means.’ As a trustee for Deerfield Township, I look forward to applying conservative principles and solutions to the challenges Deerfield faces with regard to its population growth, development as a community and financial well-being.”

Lonnie Vestal
Lonnie Vestal

Dan Corey, Fiscal Officer

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About Fiscal Officer Corey

Dan Corey grew up in Terre Haute, Indiana, and attended Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. After graduating in 1993, Mr. Corey moved to the Deerfield area and met his wife, Lisa, while attending Faith Bible Church, where he currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees. He has two sons, Ryan who is a graduate of Kings Local High School and Jake, who attends Mason High School. The Corey family enjoys traveling together, particularly family trips on motorcycles.

 

As a registered professional engineer, Mr. Corey has balanced his career, working in both the public and private sectors, where he specialized in the development of public and private infrastructure plans. Within civil engineering, his areas of emphasis include roadway and drainage. He has used these skills working directly for public entities including Warren County; the cities of Fairfield, Springdale, Sharonville, and Forest Park; and the villages of Maineville and South Lebanon.

 

Over the last several years, Mr. Corey has held various roles at the Warren County Engineer’s Office, including serving as the project coordinator for the interchange improvements at I-71& Fields Ertel/Mason-Montgomery Road and I-71& Western Row Road. He also managed multiple local network improvements, including coordinating projects along the corridors of Wilkens Boulevard, Socialville-Fosters Road, Mason-Montgomery Road and Innovation Way. He currently manages projects in the cities of Mason and Springboro, as well as the Village of South Lebanon.

 

In 2011, Warren County created the Warren County Transportation Improvement District (TID), a multi-jurisdictional organization that supports economic development and job creation through coordinated regional infrastructure improvements. The TID’s budget has since grown from $1 million to $30 million, which required the County to send Mr. Corey, who handles multiple finance and budgeting functions within the TID, to be trained in public accounting principles and software by the Ohio State Auditor. This commitment to financial accountability and transparency has been an integral part of his roles with Deerfield Township.

 

Mr. Corey served on the Deerfield Township Board of Trustees from 2006-2016 before being elected as the township’s Fiscal Officer in November 2016. He has seen great success in his brief time as the Fiscal Officer receiving the 2018 Auditor of the State Award. This award is presented to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit. Entities that receive the award meet the following criteria of a “clean” audit report.

 

“I am very proud to have received this recognition from my peers because it shows that they recognize Deerfield Township is doing business at the highest level,” said Mr. Corey. “For our residents, this awards means that we are actively watching and can account for every penny of our tax dollars.”

 

You can read more about the Auditor of the State Award and the specific criteria needed to achieve this award here.

 

Both as a Trustee and as the Fiscal Officer, Dan is particularly proud of pushing the township forward on its path to be debt free by the year 2020.

Dan Corey
Dan Corey