BUTLER TWP. — Erika Vogel has been named the new, permanent Administrator by the Butler Township Trustees. Vogel has been the Acting Administrator since the resignation of former Administrator Kim Lapensee in December.
“I am extremely fortunate to work amongst a great team of employees at the Township and I enjoy assisting the citizens and the business community, every day,” said Vogel.
Vogel will serve on an annually renewing contract with a salary of $96,013.78. She will also receive a $600 annual cell phone allowance, a dollar for dollar match in deferred compensation contributions up to $2,500 annually, and have a township-provided vehicle to use to and from work and for township related events.
Vogel has served as the Assistant Township Administrator since 2013 which included Planning, Zoning, Property Maintenance, Economic Development and Human Resources. Prior to that she serived as the City of Vandalia’s first City Planner. Vogel also held a temporary position with the City of Piqua and intern positions with the City of Kettering and the City of Troy, in the planning and engineering fields.
She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Masters in Community Planning.
Vogel acknowledges that given recent turmoil and ongoing budget concerns her work is cut out for her.
“There are some challenges ahead, as we look to find more creative ways to balance the budget and I look forward to beginning a series of meetings with the newly established Budget Commission, in preparation for the 2017 budget,” said Vogel. “In moving forward, I hope that we can encourage growth and development in our community in a balanced and organized fashion, that will benefit the Township as a whole.”
Reach Darrell Wacker at 684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.