OTARMA Board Member 
Liberty Township / Seneca County

Tim Lynch first became involved with township government by helping the fire department when they were having contractual issues. From there, he was talked into running for a trustee position, where he remains over 40 years later.

Tim was born and raised in Seneca County, where he still resides. He says he’s motivated by “making township government a source of help to everyone and anyone.” He wants residents to know they have a stake in government and those trustees strive to resolve issues within their jurisdiction quickly.

Lynch, who farms 300 acres, retired after 36 years in education — 30 spent as a high school guidance counselor. The most influential people in Tim’s life are his parents, who encouraged him to get involved in a variety of activities, which he believes made him a well-rounded person. His mom was a teacher and his dad a welder.

Tim has led a life of service, including being a fireman for 30 years, an EMT for 15 years, a coach, park director and even lifeguard. He and wife Diane have a son, two stepsons and five grandchildren.