• Mission Statement
  • About the group
  • Officers

To create interest in Harlem Township, its historical past and natural surroundings through preservation, conservation, education and Harlem Township Heritage, Inc.’s specific objectives.
About the Group
Harlem Township Heritage, Inc. (HTH) is a community-based, volunteer-led organization located in Harlem Township, Delaware County, Ohio founded to:
  1. Explore, document, and preserve the history, cultural resources, and natural environment of the township;
  2. Organize and host educational events and activities in the community that preserve and foster an awareness of the history, cultural resources, and natural environment of the township;
  3. Promote a sense of community in the township through these events and activities; and
  4. Operate exclusively for charitable, educational, historic, and scientific purposes as specified in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code including, for such purposes, the making of contributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as it now exists or as it may be hereafter amended.
  1. Meetings
    Harlem Township Heritage meets on the second Thursday of each month in the Community Room of the firehouse unless otherwise announced.
  2. Membership
    Membership in HTH is open to anyone who supports the goals and objectives of this organization. Membership is not limited to residents of Harlem Township. There are no membership dues.
  3. Organization History
    In preparation for the township bicentennial in 2010, the township brought together a group of residents for the purpose of creating a one time, memorable, community event to mark this milestone. The bicentennial was such a success that a decision was made to have a similar festival in 2011. In February, 2011, the township trustees created the Community Activities Committee for that purpose. By the end of 2011, it was apparent there were difficulties in accounting for fundraising and expenditures by this committee and the trustees asked the group to become an independent 501(c)(3) organization. Harlem Township Heritage, Inc. was incorporated in the state of Ohio on July 25, 2012 and the application for charitable status was mailed to the IRS on October 31, 2012. It took a while for them to process our application, but on March 30, 2014, Harlem Township Heritage, Inc. became an approved 501(c)(3) organization (EIN 46-0754171)
  4. Officers
    Harlem Township Heritage, Inc. elects officers for the following year at the annual meeting in October. Elected officers cannot serve in the same position for more than two years but may return to the same position at a later date. Officers serve as members of the Board of Trustees. One non-office holding member is also elected to the Board of Trustees.
  5. Committees
    In addition to the officers, Harlem Township Heritage also operates with several standing committees: Events Committee – The Events Committee shall be responsible for planning and carrying out activities for community participation including Harlem Township Days. Historical Committee - The Historical Committee shall be responsible for planning and carrying out events and activities for promoting interest in and preservation of Harlem Township’s historical heritage, including the annual Historical Presentation Meeting. Additional committees may be appointed if needed.
  1. Joni Manson
    Joni Manson records the minutes from meetings and enjoys taking photos of all of the activities Harlem Township Heritage brings to the community. She has been a member of the HTH group since work began for the Bicentennial and also serves on the township's Zoning Commission. Joni is a professional archaeologist with her own business. She and her husband, Dave, have lived in the township for nearly 20 years.
  2. Dustin Cline
    Vice Chairman
    Dustin has been a resident of Harlem Township since the early 80s. He's a dedicated worker and has been an integral part of renovating the park and the Grange Hall. Dustin loves his community and volunteers in order to grow the community for everyone.
  3. Carl Richison
    Carl has been a resident of Harlem Township since 1999. He's been a Township Trustee for 4 yrs and has served on the BZA for several years. He has been a member of Harlem Township Heritage for the last few years. Carl has participated in many HTH committees, ranging from the dinners, Harlem Days planning to winter in the park planning committees.
  4. Karin McKisson
    Karin McKisson has been a resident of Harlem Township for 35 years. She raised two sons in the community, and recently retired from her long time position at a financial institution. Karin spends her newfound free time volunteering for the Township and enjoying life. This includes everything from competitive line dancing to attending craft shows. She also enjoys spending time with her grandchildren. Karin is looking forward to assisting the Township in a new way and hopes to get even more of the community involved.
  5. Diana Robertson
    Member Representative to Board of Trustees