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The Census 2020 is the first census count is the first to be held entirely online! Each household will receive a card in the mail that contains a password for all census forms, and everyone is encouraged to submit their information through the census website. This allows each household to submit their essential census information with just a few clicks. This website is secure, and only authorized personnel can access information. Data obtained through the Census 2020 count won’t be released to the public for 72 years.  

Ways the Decennial Census Affects You 

  1. Budget planning for all levels of government
  2. Drawing school district boundaries and even school lunches 
  3. Planning for hospital, nursing homes and other health services 
  4. Directing funds to services for people living in poverty
  5. Developing assistance programs for low-income families 
  6. Designing facilities for the elderly and people with disabilities 
  7. Attracting new business 
  8. Investment planning
  9. Planning future housing needs 
  10. Reapportioning seats in the U.S. House of Representatives 

General Timeline for 2020 Census 

  • Now – January 2019: Census job applications open
  • January 2019: Ohio regional offices begin opening 
  • June 2019: Ohio Completed Count Committees are set in place
  • July 2019: Census advertising begins 
  • August 2019: In-field address canvassing begins for mailing lists 
  • February 2020: Census login cards are mailed to all households 
  • March 2020: Internet response begins • April 1, 2020: Official Census Day 
  • April 2020: Follow-up begins for households that did not complete the Census online

How the 2020 Census Will Invite Everyone To Respond 

  • Every household will have the option of responding online, by mail, or by phone.  
  • Nearly every house hold will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census from either    a postal worker or a census worker. 
  • 95% of households will receive their census invitation in the mail. 
  • Almost 5% of households will receive their census invitation when a census taker drops it off. In these areas, the majority of households may not receive mail at their home’s physical location (like households that use PO boxes or areas recently affected by natural disasters).
  • Less than 1% of households will be counted in person by a census taker, instead of being invited to respond on their own. We do this in very remote areas like parts of northern Maine, remote Alaska, and in selected American Indian areas that ask to be counted in person. 
  • There are special procedures to count people who don’t live in households, such as students living in university housing or people experiencing homelessness. 

Reprinted ffrom the Ohio Township News, March/April 2019, Page 41.


The organization formerly known as Clermont 2001, Inc. started the Salute to Leaders Program in 1994. This program is now coordinated by the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce. The Salute to Leaders program was developed to honor individuals and organization that have made a major contribution to Clermont County’s quality of life. Awards are given in a variety of categories and each township in Clermont County is asked to nominate an individual from their community for a Township Award.  

Washington Township is honored to announce and introduce you to this year’s recipient: Cynthia “Cyn” Macke.   Cyn is one of those people that has as infectious smile and can instantly brighten your day. Cyn is a resident of Washington Township and has been actively involved in a variety of public services.  Cyn is a member and former board member of the Clermont County League of Women Voters. She has been engaged in Clermont County for the past 20 years focusing on workforce development at Ohio Means Jobs, leadership development at Clermont 20/20, and economic development at the Clermont Chamber of Commerce. For 20 years prior to that, Cyn was a professional director at the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati.  Cyn’s community involvement includes, being a parish council member at St. Peter’s in New Richmond, a board member for the New Richmond Schools Education Foundation, youth council member at Ohio Means Jobs in Clermont County, and volunteering at the Clermont County Board of Elections. In addition to golfing and flying, some of Cyn’s favorite things include bicycling, boating and traveling. She has even dabbled in skydiving and bungee jumping. Cyn and her husband enjoy life on their farm along the Ohio River in Clermont County.  Cyn…thank you for your dedication to our community and for making our little corner of the county shine a little brighter. 

Former recipients for Washington Township include:

2018 Alan C. Motta 

2017 William “Bill” Kabler

2016 Thomas J. Dix

2015 Lloyd Theademan 

2014 Moscow Food Pantry & New Beginnings Church 

2013 River of Life Assembly of God & River Valley Ecumenical Churches 

2012 Kent Jones 

2011 Sharon Chambers 

2010 Larry West 

2009 Virgil Pollard (honored posthumously) 

2008 Beth Nevel 

2007 Russell Wolfer 

2006 Community Helpers of Washington Township 

2005 Deborah K. Hannah 

2004 Dan Swart 

2003 Dennis Cooper 

2002 Stanley Holland 

2001 David P. Jarman 

2000 Cindy Ackerman 

1999 Leonard Byrd 

1998 Ricky Wells 

1997 Franklin Evans 

1996 Edgar Fancher 

1995 Henry Cushard Jr. 

1994 Charles Hetterick

If you would like to  recommend someone for this future award, please call the Township Administrative Office at 513-553-2072. Nominees must be a resident of the township and may not be a currently serving elected official. 





This propgram provides a reduction in property taxes. Qualifying seniors or permanently and totally disabled Ohio homeowners who occupy their own home are eligible to receive a $25,000 reduction applied to the taxable value of their home which results in a reduction of taxes owed.


If you are 65 or older or permanently and totally disabled and have an Ohio adjusted income less than $32,800 you may complete the Homestead Exemption Application Form, then file it with the Auditor's Office at 101 E. Main Street, Batavia, Ohio 45103. The form is also available at


Any Ohio resident homeowner who meets any one of the following:

  • Is at least 65 years old; OR
  • Is totally and permanently disabled as certified by a licensed physician or psychologist, or a state or federal agency; OR
  • Is the surviving spouse of a person who was receiving the previous Homestead Exemption at the time of death and where the surviving spouse was at least 59 years old on the date of death; AND
  • Has an ohio adjusted gross income less that $32,800

To qualify, an Ohio resident also must own and occupy a home as his/her principal place of residence as of January 1st for the year for which they are applying for either real property or manufactured home. For individuals who own more than one home, the principal place of residence is the home where the person is registered to vote and is the person's place of residence for income tax purposes.

If you are a totally disabled veteran you may qualify for an additional reduction in property taxes. Please contact the Clermont County Auditor's Office at 513-732-7150 for information.


                                       Information provided by the Clermont County Auditor's Office.




Washinton Township is happy to announce that they will once again be hosting their annual Annual Youth Fishing Derby on:.

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 (Come rain or shine)

Time: 8:00 am – 2:00 PM (8:30 AM “Cast Out” – 12:00 PM “Line In”) 

Location: Washington Township Park, 2238 S.R. 756, Moscow, OH 

Age Categories: Girls & Boys: 3-4 (Participants Only), 5 – 7, 8 – 12, & 13 – 18   

1st Grand Prize: To the contestant with the largest overall fish (Age 5 – 18) 

2nd Grand Prize: To the contestant who has caught the most overall fish (Age 5 – 18)

Age Category Prizes: Age 5 – 18: Prize in each age category for the largest fish 

Participant Package: Age 3 – 4: Package will be awarded to all children ages 3 – 4. 

Door Prizes: All participants & contestants are eligible to receive door prizes.  

  • You must be present to win and only one winner’s prize awarded per participant.

This event is free of charge to all Washington Township residents and to all 2019 Washington Township Fishing Permit Holders only!   If you are not a resident you can still attend the event for a $5.00 fee, which can be paid in advance or the day of the event. If payment is made the day of the event the fee must be exact cash only. Due to the location of the event we will be unable to make change.    

Families are welcome to come and enjoy the Fishing Derby event with their children. However, only children registered in the Fishing Derby will be permitted to fish in the lake during the event. This is a catch and release event.  Lunch will be provided. Meal to include: Hot dogs, metts, brats, chips, pickles, cupcakes, cookies & drinks.  

Pre-registration is highly recommended! To pre-register please call (513) 553-2072 and speak with Robin.