Lynda Bowers is a life-long resident of Medina County and graduate from Cloverleaf Schools. Lynda Bowers has served the residents of Lafayette as a trustee since 1998.
Before election to trustee, Lynda worked for the City of Wadsworth. Lynda's first position with the city was as a night shift police dispatcher while attending college. Promoting into the Wadsworth Municipal Court, Lynda held the position of statistical clerk and Administrative Asst. to the Judge and later transferred to the Wadsworth City Law Department / Prosecutor's Office as a paralegal. Lynda also served part-time as the Wadsworth City Council Clerk.
Lynda obtained an Ohio Real Estate Broker's license in 1991 assuming the broker's duties of Allen & Hartzell Real Estate, transitioning to ProEdge Realty under her ownership in 2017. This occupation allows the extreme flexibility necessary to make serving Lafayette Township a full-time priority.
Supporting the greater Medina County community, Lynda was a founding board member of Leadership Medina County, serving on that board for approximately 8 years. Lynda has also served 10 years on the HANDS Foundation Board, a senior citizen advocacy organization and a regular contributor to that foundation's Helping Hands newspaper. Currently, Lynda serves as President of The Giving Doll, an organization dedicated to providing comfort to children in distress.
In 2021, Lynda added the title of Author to her resume. A collaborative effort with other authors, Everyday Woman's Guide to
Doing What You Love, made Amazon's best seller list in six categories.
Lynda Bowers is a full-time trustee
A dedicated public servant who gets results!
After her first term as trustee, running for re-election, Lynda was honored to be the first trustee level candidate to be both supported and endorsed by the Ohio League of Conservation Voters. Lynda has also received the Greater Akron Area Chamber of Commerce "Outstanding Local Elected Official Award" for her work in advancing balanced economic development. Lynda is still the only trustee to have received this award.
In a successful 2006 effort to preserve local government funds for townships, cities, villages, libraries and emergency management services, Lynda testified before the Ohio House of Representatives. Lynda testified before the Ohio House again in 2012 in support of Representatives Cheryl Grossman and Jay Hottinger's bill urging the elimination of Ohio's estate tax - today that tax is gone.
In addition to serving as one of your trustees, Lynda has served as the president of the Medina County Planning Commission, a voluntary county board on which she served for 24 years, a member of the University of Akron/Medina County University Strategic Planning Advisory Board, on the advisory board for the Center for the Advancement of Women in Public Service of Cleveland State University, Medina County Emergency Management executive board, Ohio Auditor of State Northeast Ohio Advisory committee and is a member of the County Animal Rescue and Evacuation team.
Lynda has served all Medina County Trustees as program chair of the Medina County Township Association, responsible for organizing local training and informational meetings for Medina County trustees and fiscal officers. In 2012, Lynda was elected by trustees from across the state as one of 14 Directors representing Ohio's 1,308 townships where she served for 8 years. The Ohio Township Association Board of Directors is dedicated to promoting and preserving township government in Ohio, through lobbying efforts and educational forums. Since 2016, Lynda has served as a governor's appointment to the Strategic Interoperability Executive Committee charged with developing policies to ensure the communications coordination of emergency and safety services across the State of Ohio.
Lynda's husband, Ed, is an attorney in Medina. Four generations of the Bowers' family continue to call Lafayette Township their home. Ed & Lynda own and operate the Bowers' Family Farm on Ryan Road .