A Board appointed Township Administrator oversees the day-to-day operations of Township Departments and acts as a liaison between the Township Trustees, the residents and employees. Under the jurisdiction of the three elected Trustees, the Administrator assists in the administration, enforcement and execution of policies and Resolutions of the Board, and directs the activities of the various departments within the Township government.

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Paul wise headshotPaul F. Wise was appointed Township Administrator in 2004.  Paul has successfully managed public entities for over 27 years, and private firms for another 7 years.  As Township Administrator, Paul is the CEO of Genoa Township, where he directs the day-to-day operations of the township.  Paul's experienced management skills and solid team of department leaders were instrumental in obtaining a AAA Bond Rating for the new police facility.  Prior to joining Genoa Township, Paul held the position of Director of Safety and Service for the City of East Liverpool, Ohio for 7 years.  

Before offering his expertise to public entities, Paul managed the office and the Credit and Collections Department for the Sterling China Company, and was also a Loan Officer for the Potters Savings and Loan Company. 

Paul has been a member of the Lions Club International for over 3 decades, where he has served as President twice, and Lion of the Year.  He was voted Genoa Township Business Association 2017 Public Servant of the Year, and the East Liverpool Jaycee Boss of the Year in 1997. He has served on the East Liverpool Board of Public Utilities, the Columbiana County Planning Commission, and the East Liverpool Board of Control.  In 2016, Governor John Kasich appointed Paul to represent the 1382 Townships in Ohio on the Ohio EPA’s Material Management Advisory Committee.  Paul also serves as Chairman on the Delaware, Knox, Marion and Morrow Solid Waste District Planning Committee, and in the past has been a member of the Ohio State Auditors Regional Advisory Board, the Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District Advisory Committee, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission’s Sustainability Advisory Committee, and the Westerville City School Facility Advisory Committee.   Paul is also an Executive Board member of the Coalition of Large Ohio Townships (CLOUT).

Paul is a graduate of the Kent State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, and has also continued his professional development by attending the Ohio Township Association Leadership Academy, and the Genoa Township Leadership Academy. 

Paul and his wife Lisa have two adult sons, Anthony, and Clayton and his wife Deirdre, and a sassy 7-pound dog named Stella.  Paul enjoys extending multi-use trails, camping, playing bocce, and boating on Alum Creek.