Columbia Township Trustees and Fiscal Officer
Three trustees and a fiscal officer, each elected for a four year term, administer our township. Elected officials fill their office on a part time basis. Township meetings are held the first and third Mondays of the month, except holidays. At the end of the meetings, township residents are asked for their input.
The Columbia Townhall offices are open from 9am. till 1:00 Monday – Friday except holidays. (440) 236-8802.
Kent State University 1976 B.S.
Journeyman Millwright LTV Steel Co.
Parma Senior High School 1971.
Married to wife Barb 37 years.
Adult Children Heather & Erin, both successful graduates of Columbia School System. Grandfather of Elliot, Hannah, Molly and Connor.
Columbia resident since 1978. Former Hot Stove Girls Coach.
Member of the Columbia Zoning Board of Appeals for 20 years. Chairman for the past 10 years.
Cleveland State University, 25 years, Coordinator of the Mechanical & Electrical Operations Department.
LTV Steel Cleveland, 13 years, Millwright.
Henry R. (Dick) Heidecker. Resident since 1972. Retired from Columbia Township Fire Dept 3/31/01 as Assistant Chief. Retired from Pain Enterprises on 3/31/08 after 32 years. Coached Columbia Township baseball for 7 years. Coached Columbia Pee Wee football for 4 years. Columbia Homecoming Committee 6 years. Columbia Fire Dept 23 years. Married in 1968 to Sandy. 5 children, 4 reside in Columbia.
My name is Mike Musto, and I live at 16449 South Boone Rd. I have lived in the Cleveland and Lorain areas all my life. In 1999 my family moved to Columbia Township.
I have been married for 36 years to a wonderful woman. We have two children and three very special grandchildren.
My wife was involved in horses when I started dating her. When we decided to get married, I promised her a farm in Columbia Township. We worked for many years and in 1995 we were very fortunate to find the property on South Boone. Our home was built in 1999 and our horse facilities were completed in 2001.
We continue to enjoy our time on the farm and our life in Columbia. It is important to us to preserve “Columbia’s Charm” and its rural atmosphere. My wife and I talked about this goal and we felt the best way to achieve that vision was to become a Trustee. I hope the community will grow with this goal in mind.
Mandie grew up in Columbia and is the 3rd generation of her family to reside here. She and her husband, Dan (also a 3rd generation Columbia resident) both made the decision to raise their 2 children here because of their love for the community. She is a 1994 graduate of Columbia High School and recently retired from AT&T after 22 years spent as a Regional Sales Manager, and Coaching and Development Training Supervisor. Mandie enjoys giving back to the Community and volunteers for multiple organizations here in town. She is the Vice President of the Columbia Community Foundation and the Treasurer for the Columbia Athletic Boosters. When she is not working at the Town Hall or volunteering, Mandie now finds herself outside, working on the newly formed family farm, planting fruit trees, berry plants and multiple varieties of wildflowers. If you see Mandie around town, be sure to stop and introduce yourself, she enjoys talking to the residents and getting to know her neighbors.