Keith Benjamin

Phone: 330-678-7822

(Term runs through 12/31/21)


Ann Hanna

Phone: 330-554-7496 

(Term runs through 12/31/21)


Ann Hanna was raised in Hudson, Ohio and works on Main Street at The Grey Colt. Ann served on the Board of Hudson Heritage Association and moved to Franklin Township in 2001. She has served on the Board of Zoning Appeals for the past 4 years. Ann is excited to serve Franklin Township in her new capacity as Trustee.


Keith Benjamin was elected Trustee in 1993 and is now serving in his sixth term. Prior to becoming a Trustee, he served on the Board of Zoning Appeals for 7 years, 4 of those as chairman. Keith and his wife Wendy have lived in the Franklin Township area since 1967. Keith earned a Bachelor Degree in education and Masters Degree in Biology, both from Kent State University. Keith retired from the Kent City School District, where he taught science and biology for 34 years. Keith and Wendy have four children. He has a strong interest in seeing that there is planned, conservative growth for Franklin Township.

Scott Swan was elected Trustee in 2016 and has been a Franklin Township resident since 2000.  A Kent Roosevelt graduate, Scott also earned his bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Ohio University and his master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Kent State University. A long-time college administrator, Scott is currently employed with Hana Microdisplay Technologies, Inc. in Twinsburg and serves on the Portage County Mental Health & Recovery Board.  He and his wife Janice have three children.  Scott has a strong interest in supporting alcohol & other drug prevention and education initiatives and working collaboratively across the county to ensure the needs of Franklin Township are addressed timely and efficiently.


Trustee Meetings are open to the public and scheduled for the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

Meetings begin at 7:00 pm and are held at the Township Hall, 218 Gougler Avenue, Kent OH.  Check the calendar or contact the Township Hall to verify meeting dates.  The first part of each meeting is reserved for residents or others to provide input to the trustees.  To be placed on the agenda, please contact the Township Administrator at 330-673-2194 between 1pm to 4pm Monday through Friday at least two days before a scheduled meeting.


Trustee Meeting minutes are here.

Scott Swan

Phone: 330-673-1515

(Term runs through 12/31/23)