Elected Officials

Ed Good, Trustee
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Ed has been serving Mead Township as a trustee since 1996. Throughout the years he and the various Boards of Trustees he has served with have been very active in procuring outside funding for the township. Ohio Public Works Issue I and II, Community Development Block Grant, numerous FEMA awards, Ohio Nature Works, Belmont County Tourism, JB Green Team, ODOT signage, and OTARMA MORE grants are just a few examples.   

Ed led the effort with the Board of Trustees in 2001 to create the Mead Township Park District. A separate entity of the township by statute, the park district continues to thrive today..

In 2012, Ed spear headed the effort to create the O.R.&W. Fire District. This ballot initiative effort brought stakeholders from the Village of Shadyside, the Shadyside Volunteer Fire Department and the Mead Township Volunteer Fire Department together to successfully create the District providing full time coverage for all residents of Mead Township. He served as the founding member Chairman of the Board and continues to serve on the board today.

Ed has provided testimony for and on behalf of Mead Township in field congressional hearings, State House Committee hearings, US. EPA Hearings in Washington DC, Pittsburgh, Columbus and field hearings in Mead township. He also has successfully provided testimony in the arrest, conviction and remedy of illegal dumping in the township.

He is a 2005 Graduate of the Ohio Township Association Leadership Academy and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Ohio Township Association. The OTA represents over 1,300 townships and 5,200 trustees and fiscal officers across Ohio.

Ed currently serves as the Belmont County Township Association Executive Committee Person and is also the Belmont County Health District Advisory Committee Secretary.

Ed has been married to his wife Dianne (Marling) of Shadyside for over 33 years and they have three children and two grandchildren.

Matt Merryman, Trustee
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Paul M. “Matt” Merryman is your newly-elected trustee – term commencing January 1st, 2018. Matt has been a lifelong resident of Shadyside and Mead Township, except for the few years he spent in Athens, Ohio pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Matt is a 24 year employee of Shadyside Local Schools with a long list of committee work. He currently has his Master’s Degree in Education and teaches Social Studies. He has served as a Mentor, SEA vice-president, and assistant varsity track and field coach. He is also a member of the Shadyside Athletic Boosters where he has served as Trustee and Treasurer for the past three years. Matt enjoys being outdoors, as well kayaking, fishing, traveling, and spending time with his family. He is married to Mariann Petronek of Shadyside and they have twin sons, Zeke and Zak, that are seniors at Shadyside High School. Their oldest son Zane is a United States Marine Crew Chief with HMX-1 out of Quantico, VA. Matt is also a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shadyside. Matt encourages you to call him if there is anything you need!

Contact info: cell – 740-391-9251  home: 740-676-5421


Dave Mellott, Trustee

I am currently working on my third term as Mead Township Trustee, a job I truly enjoy. I have been a lifelong resident of Belmont County, and Mead Township. I graduated from Shadyside High School and went directly into the Coal Mine afterwards, until 1984 when the mining industry slowed down. I then put 20 years of service in at Shadyside Local Schools until 2004 when I elected to go back into the mining industry. I retired from #6 Coal Mine in 2017 after a total of 20 years underground. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my Grandkids and frequent trips to auctions & flea markets.

Dave Albright, Fiscal Officer
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