Creation of Mantua Township Beautification Committee brings together good people from the surrounding area to create and oversee beautification projects throughout our community. More information coming soon.
The Mantua Historical Society was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) organization on May 19, 1975.
Mission Statement: To preserve, share, & educate the community about the history of Mantua Township & Mantua Villiage
Mantua Historical Society Mantua Township Town Hall, second floor 4196 Twinsburg Warren Road, Mantua
Mantua Township Town Hall, second floor
4196 Twinsburg Warren Road, Mantua, OH 44255
The Mantua Township Historical Cemeteries Restoration Project is a recently established group for those interested in the Pioneer and Eastlawn Cemeteries in order to preserve their historical significance.
Under the direction of the Township Trustees the organization will evaluate, research, and with fund-raising for professional help, restore applicable gravestones.
The Mantua Restoration Society, Inc., is a tax-exempt non profit organization chartered by a group of Township residents in 1977 for the purpose of raising funds to renovate the Mantua Township Hall and the Civic Center. The money was raised, and the work was done by a combination of volunteers and contractors.
The charter was renewed in 2012, the initial focus to be renovation (in cooperation with the Township trustees) of the 1914 Mantua Center School building, purchased from the Crestwood Board of Education in 2004 by the trustees (Victor Grimm, Connie Leedom, and Steve Oros) and fiscal officer (Marie Stehli). They saw the building as the center of government and civic activities as the township grew.
The Mantua Restoration Society, Inc., is a non-profit group of citizens who value and seek to preserve the historic center of Mantua Township as heritage, inspiration, and focus of Township life.
The mission of The Mantua Restoration Society, Inc., is to seek and develop funding to preserve historic buildings and sites in order for them to be vibrant, integral parts of Township government and civic life.
At the tail end of 2013 into 2014 the trustees hired Portage County Regional Planning Commission (PCRPC) to perform an assessment of the old Mantua Center School building.
Based on the evaluation PCRPC recommended the trustees setup volunteer committees with the goal of fully restoring and utilizing the school with an eye to sustainability of the facility including future maintenance costs. With the assistance of PCRPC, below are the committees that were setup. Meetings are open to the public* and will be advertised on this page roughly two weeks before the meeting.
We'd love to hear your input.
Building Assessment Committee is a volunteer committee comprised of mostly Mantua Township residents who are building contractors. The purpose of this committee is to determine what structural needs are of the building or the school site. This committee is also evaluating the potential users of the building to determine what it will take to make the building fully functional.
Captain is Mr. Dan Tillett – Co-Captain is Eric Hummel
Dan's contact email: email@example.com
Building Utilization Committee is a volunteer committee comprised mostly of interested Mantua Township residents who some have a background or interest in economic development or real estate. This committee is working to identify potential uses that would be most appropriate for the School space and then they are charged with reaching out to make those contacts to see if they can attract those users to the space.
Captain is Mr. Roger Hurd - Co-Captain Mr. Greg Balbierz
Roger's Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fund Raising and Sponsorship Committee is a volunteer committee to try and match grants, private foundations monies, private donations, corporate donations, material donations and labor donations with the needs of the building and or the site per the recommendations identified by the Building Assessment Committee.
Captain Ms. Terrie Nielsen - Co-Captain Ms. Linda Ehlert
Terrie's Contact email: email@example.com
Volunteer Committee is a volunteer committee made up of Mantua Township residents who want to help to do what they can. This committee should match up skills and talents of the pool of volunteers with the jobs and tasks to be done. The purpose is to put sweat equity into the building to keep the cost down as much as possible.
Captain Mr. Dave Pollard – Co-Captain Ms. Ellie Monroe
Dave's contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Note: There may be some Assessment Committee sessions that are closed for the members of that committee only.