By far the largest “grassroots” elected officials in Indiana, township trustees serve 1,005 townships covering every part of the state. A trustee administers a township, which include township assistance, fire protection, weed control, fence disputes, and cemetery maintenance. Trustees are an elected subdivision of the county and serve a four year term.
Danielle Carey Tolan, the current trustee, is the newly elected Washington Township Trustee and took office January 1, 2015. Danielle comes from a 5th generation farming family, one of the few operating farms still in Westfield, and has become an active steward of the land and community. She serves on the following organizational boards within the state and locally: Indiana Rural Caucus, Indiana Women in Agriculture, AgrIInstitute, Downtown Westfield Association, and many more.
Danielle is a successful entrepreneur and enjoys tackling issues utilizing creative approaches. With her strong agricultural background she isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. Danielle enjoys collaborating with other government sectors to make local government more efficient.