Meet the Trustees

Chairman

Edward "Ed" Sayers

Ed began serving the Township as a trustee in 1978. He is currently serving in his eleventh term, having served the Township for over 41 years. Ed enjoys serving and representing the people of Canaan Township and considers it an honor and privilege. Ed has farmed for 45 plus years.

Email: sayersfarms@redbird.net
Cell: 419-210-0326
Term of Office: January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2021
Age: 71
Education: Graduated from Mt. Gilead High School in 1966
Occupation: Farmer
Married: Becky – 47 years
Children: Ed and Becky have 7 children and 20 grandchildren!

Vice-Chairman

John Bayles

John began serving the Township as a trustee in 2000. He is currently serving in his sixth term having served the Township for over 19 years.  

Email: jpbayles@centurylink.net
Cell: 419-210-7247
Term of Office: January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2023
Age: 58
Education: Graduated from River Valley High School in 1980.
Occupation: Agricultural Commodity Grader at USDA. John previously owned and operated Bayles Poultry Farm for 26 years.
Married: Barbara – 33 years
Children: John and Barb have 3 daughters, Melissa Caldwell, Katie Bayles, and Jessica Bayles. They have one grandson, Leelan.

Trustee

Matt "Chunk" Carwell

Matt is currently serving his first term as a Canaan Township Trustee. Matt brings with him to this position his experience from working at the Morrow County Highway Department, where he has been employed for the last 16 years.

Email: mtcarwell@redbird.net
Cell: 419-295-0036
Term of Office: January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2021
Age: 49
Education: Graduated from Mt. Gilead High School class of 1989
Occupation: Morrow County Highway Department
Married: 30 years to his patient, TOLERANT wife, Terri
Children: Matt and Terri have 2 sons - Matt Carwell and Jordan (Jessica) Carwell and 2 grandsons, Brantley and Paul.

In his spare time, Matt enjoys fixing up some of his special "Chunky Sauce" BBQ Sauce.

Meet the Fiscal Officer

Jill Retterer

Jill began serving the Township as the fiscal officer in October 2018. She is fulfilled the unexpired term of Deana Detwiler, who retired after serving the Township for over 31 years. Jill was then elected to a four year term which began on April 1, 2020.

Email: canaantwp@redbird.net
Cell: 419-768-1756
Term of Office: April 1, 2020 through March 31, 2024
Age: 57
Education: Graduated from Mt. Gilead High School in 1981 and attended Marion Technical College graduating in 2012 with an associates degree in Health Information Technology.
Occupation: Routing Manager for Mid-Ohio Sanitation and Recycling since 2010. Jill previously worked for the family business, Retterer Manufacturing for 15 years.
Married: Todd - 35 years
Children: Bethany Johnson, Rachel (Anthony) Marozzi, and Levi (Cassy) Retterer. Todd and Jill enjoy spending time with their families and their 4 grandchildren.

Canaan Township

(mailing address)

2605 County Road 59

Edison, Ohio 43320

419-768-1756

Canaan Township Hall

(physical address)

2170 State Route 95

Edison, Ohio 43320

canaantwp@redbird.net