Elected Officials

Joe Honerlaw - flags 2015
Gwen McFarlin - Flags 2015
Dan Berning - Flags 2015
Mark Berning - flags 2015
Joseph Honerlaw, Trustee
Joe was appointed Trustee in April 1996 to fill an unexpired term and was elected to a 4-year term in November 1997. He was re-elected to the Board of Trustees in November 2001 and then again, in 2005, 2009 and in 2013. He has served as Chairman and as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Joseph has also served the Township as a member of the Springfield Township Vision and Land Use Committee and Vice President of the Hamilton County Township Association. He is currently a Board Member of the Oversight Committee for the Hamilton County Storm Water District where he represents the Hamilton County Township Association in storm water and environmental issues.

Joseph has a degree in Political Science from Kenyon College and received his Juris Doctorate from Capital University. He has been a resident of the Township for 28 years and is a partner in the Springfield Township-based law firm of Honerlaw and Honerlaw Co., LPA.
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Gwen McFarlin, Trustee
Gwen was first elected Trustee in November of 1995 then subsequently elected to full 4-year terms in 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015. Gwen has served as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

Following her undergraduate studies at Miami University, Gwen completed her graduate work in nursing and administration at the University of Cincinnati. She is a former faculty member at Miami University and currently owns her own business as a health care administration consultant.  Gwen has been a life-long resident of the Township.
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Mark Berning, Trustee
Mark was elected in 2013, beginning his term January 1st, 2014. He has lived in Springfield Township most of his life and owns a manufacturing representative agency for the footwear brand 361 Degrees. Through his businesses, Mark has served on various councils representing agency owners from North, Central and South America. He has also served on the board for Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly and supports The Freestore Foodbank and the Evans Scholar Foundation.
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Dan Berning, Fiscal Officer
Dan Berning was elected Fiscal Officer on April 1, 2012 for a 4-year term.  Dan is a long-time resident of Springfield Township, born and raised in this community. Dan earned a bachelor of business degree from the University of Cincinnati with majors in Finance and Management.  Prior to assuming his duties as Fiscal Officer, Dan served on the education commission for the St Vivian's, coached soccer, softball and basketball for the Finneytown Athletic Association and for St. Vivian's, and participated as President of Brentwood Swim Club for many years. He is also involved in serving the elderly of Greater Cincinnati through Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly.
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