Etna Township Needs New Leadership

Gary Burkholder has over 20 years of experience serving in state and local government both as an administrator and elected public official. 

In addition to running his own business, Burkholder began his public service career as a councilman in Pickerington and then as an Etna Township Trustee from 2004 to 2007.  He has served in numerous public service positions as a researcher at the State of Ohio, probation officer, city manager, community development director, village administrator, and as a trustee on the Southwest Licking Community Water and Sewer District from 2011 to 2014.

Burkholder holds a bachelor degree in Criminal Justice with a specialization in law enforcement and a master degree in Sociology from Bowling Green State University.

Gary is passionate about protecting our neighborhoods and quality of life in Etna as we continue to grow and develop which is why he is running for Etna Township Trustee.

Gary Burkholder is a proven leader and represents the experience and knowledge the township needs as we plan for our future.  He will restore professionalism and civility to the Etna Township Board of Trustees.

Experience with Infrastructure Projects

Having completed numerous projects brings valuable real world experience to the township.

Brookville Firehouse

New firehouse.

Brookville Bridge

Bridge construction.

$2.2 Million Road Project

New road to firehouse.

Working for Residents

Proven Dedication

For the past 20 months, I have worked to help our residents with a variety of issues neglected by the current township administration.

One of these is the Scannell (FedEx) impact on the Lynns Road residents. The developer has not met it’s obligations and this development has negatively impacted the resident’s quality of life. I have met with the residents and county officials to push for a solution.

Changes made day one.

I will move to implement needed changes on day one of my term. Restoring civility and professionalism to the township board. Moving us in the right direction.

Yard Signs / Volunteer / Donate

Request a Yard Sign

Yard signs are a great way to show your support.


There are many ways to volunteer and spread the message.


Donations made allow us to reach the residents.

Donations can also be mailed to: Citizens for Burkholder, 254 Trail East, Etna, OH 43062


Years’ Experience Serving in State and Local Government


Committed to Etna Township


Projects Completed


Year Etna Resident

I have been speaking up for the residents well before running for trustee.

Advocating for our Township

Speaking up and advocating for our township not only at the township hall, but at the county and district level.

Licking County Commissioner Meeting

Industrial Solar Exclusionary Zone

Etna Township Trustee Meeting

Energy Aggregation Concerns

Southwest Licking Water & Sewer District

Debt and Expansion Concerns

TIRC (Tax Incentive Review Council)

Tax Abatement Concerns

Leadership We Can Trust!

Let’s talk about the future of Etna.