Board of Trustees

Brook N. Harless Brook N. Harless
(330) 244-8463

After Brook medically retired from the Army, she graduated several Leadership Academies including the Stark County Signature Program, Ohio Township Association Leadership Academy, Stark County Government Leadership Academy, Stark County Citizen Police Academy, American Legion Extension Institute, Grassroots Leadership Academy Level I and II. She is currently one of 30 fellows accepted in the prestigious Leadership Ohio program. Brook holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in English and History and an Associate degree from Central Texas College. She is a 1994 graduate of East Canton High School.

Brook was inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame, United Way’s Volunteer of the Year, honored to be a recipient of Stark County's 20 under 40 award as well as a recent inductee into the YWCA Women's Hall of Fame. Most recently she was named Ohio's Mother of the Year, National Military Mother of Year and She Elevates Women’s Leadership Award. She works tirelessly on behalf of her community as a Concerned Veterans of America’s Strike Team Leader, Rotary Club of Plain Township Past President, American Legion 44, Military Women Across the Nation Unit 21 Executive Board, American Red Cross Services to Armed Forces caseworker and Disaster Action Team member, Ohio Veterans Coalition Co-Chair, Stark County Township Association, and on the Stark County Veterans Task Force. Her volunteerism extends to the community at large through both the American Red Cross and Stark County Hunger Task Force Board of Directors Executive Committee, Coalition of Large Urban Townships Executive Committee, North Canton Chamber Board of Directors, Honor Home Advisory Committee, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Mission Committee, and Plain Township Historical Society. Brook is the Government Affairs Director for the Stark Trumbull Area Realtors, Arrow Passage Recovery Community Liaison, and an independent consultant for McKinley Strategies.

Brook's roots are based in Plain Township. Her grandparents graduated from Middlebranch High School and her adopted parents were among the first graduates of Glenwood High School. Brook’s extended family still lives in Plain today. She has always called Plain Township home. Brook was born in Canton, Ohio and has lived in Stark County for over 20 years with the last 15 years in Plain Township. She works to improve her community all the while raising my 3 boys: Mason, Brantley, and Weston with her husband, Steve.

Brook's door is always open, and she will strive to answer any and all concerns of the residents of Plain Township.

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Scott M. Haws Scott M. Haws
(330) 244-8477

Scott Haws is a lifelong resident of Stark County, and a homeowner in Plain Township. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Finance from Kent State University. Scott also holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Walsh University. Scott also holds his certifications in Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Six Sigma Black Belt trained, graduate of The Ohio Township Associations Leadership Academy, graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy, Cleveland Division 2017, graduate of the Ohio Treasurer of State Center for Public Investment Management (CPIM) certification 2019, and Leadership Stark County Signature and Government Academy programs graduate.

Scott is employed by Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group and has served as Plain Township Trustee since 2010. He has experience having served in a number of capacities including Project Management, Sales, Service Operations and Planning, Business Development Manager and Director of Operations in the banking technology security, healthcare, insurance and construction industries. Scott is past President and current Vice President of the Stark County Township Association, was an inaugural Township Board Member to The Stark County Land Reutilization Corporation, is a member of the Stark County Regional Planning Commission, the Ohio Township Association, and Plain Township's appointed representative to the Stark County Council of Governments (SCOG) where he also serves as an Executive Committee Member to SCOG.

Scott is an avid community volunteer as he is a current Board Member of the North Canton YMCA where he chairs the Facilities Committee, Board Member Operations Flags of Freedom, Board Member/Vice President Serving Area Military Veterans, and Widows SAM Center, Past Member of the Plain Township Rotary Club, Past Board Member/Officer of the DN Community Federal Credit Union and ALM Finance committee member, involved with Leadership Stark County and Plain Township Historical Society. Scott invites everyone to call him at any time with their Plain Township concerns or comments.

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John Sabo John A. Sabo
(330) 244-8478

John A Sabo is a lifelong resident of Plain Township having been born and raised here, graduated from Glenwood High School in 1968, and was employed by the Plain Township Fire Department for 44 years including 17 years as Fire Chief. He retired in January of 2012. John has been married to Marilyn, a 1969 Glenwood graduate, for 48 years. They have a son, Brian, a 1992 Glenoak graduate and a daughter, Lindsay, a 2000 Glenoak graduate who are both teachers.

John has attended Kent State University and Stark State College and is an instructor in the Fire Science Degree and Certification programs and has been for 36 years. He has attended the National Fire Academy four times, three of which were courses specific to Incident Command and Incident Management.

In addition to being a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow, John also became a fellow of the Ohio Fire Chief's Foundation at the Association's 2011 Annual Conference. In 2012, John was inducted into the Plain Local Hall of Distinction for community involvement. He has been involved with the Stark County Developmentally Disabled Great Pumpkin Race and the Heroes Flagpole Project in the Glenoak stadium at Bob Commings Field. He has received certification for completion in the Ohio Township Leadership Academy in 2017.

John was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Louis P. Giavasis in October 2015 and elected for the current 4 year term in November 2017. You can reach John with any questions, concems, or comments on the link below.

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