Staff & Elected Officials

Three trustees, each elected at-large to a four-year term, govern the township. A clerk is also elected to a four-year term to serve as fiscal officer and maintain the township’s records, including the proceedings of all board of trustee meetings and financial accounts. In Butler Township, there is also an administrator who is appointed by the trustees to manage the township’s day-to-day activities and work to accomplish the goals established by the elected officials.

Mike Lang, Trustee

Mike was elected to his first term as Butler Township trustee in  2009. As a twenty year resident of the township, Mike’s first job after graduating from Vandalia-Butler High School was with the Butler Township Fire Department.  Mike served the residents of the township as a fire fighter and an Emergency Medical Technician and held the rank of Captain upon his retirement from the department in 2006.  Mike began his law enforcement career with the Englewood Police Department in 1992. Starting as a public safety dispatcher, and moving on to road patrol and the Detective section, Mike now holds the rank of Sergeant and manages the daytime operations of the police department.  He is also an adjunct faculty member and police academy instructor at Sinclair Community College.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University and a Master’s Degree of Public Administration from the University of Dayton. He has one son named Ben.

Mike’s election as trustee allows him to “Continue to Serve” Butler Township, its residents, and visitors.

Mike Lang’s term of office expires December 31, 2021.

Kenneth M. Betz, Trustee

Ken was appointed Butler Township Trustee on January 23, 2017 to fill the vacant trustee position created by the resignation of Nick Brusky. Ken has served on the Butler Township Budget Commission since its inception.

Ken has been the Director of the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office and the Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory for over 40 years. Ken serves on a number of committees including the MC Criminal Justice Council, MC Child Death Review Committee, MC Domestic Violence Death Review, MC Technical Advisory Committee (Office of Emergency Management) and serves as the current Board Chairman for Lions Eye Bank of West Central Ohio.

Ken holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Dayton and a Master of Science from Xavier University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has lectured on forensic issues in China and the Soviet Union. He has served as an adjunct professor at Sinclair College and has lectured to law enforcement agencies throughout the State.

Ken and his wife Chris have been residents of Butler Township for over 40 years. Chris recently retired from the Tipp City School District after teaching for over 32 years. They have two children and two grandchildren.

Ken Betz’s term of office expires December 31, 2021.

Missy Pruszynski, Trustee


Ms. Pruszynski term of office expires December 31, 2024.

Mark Adams, Fiscal Officer

Mark Adams has served in many community organizations such as the Vandalia Butler Presidents Club, Chamber of Commerce, American Legion, Rotary Club, and founded the American Cancer Society’s Vandalia-Butler Relay for Life.

Mr. Adams has a degree in Accounting from O.S.U. and served in the United States Navy, which prepared him for a successful thirty-year career in finance, business management and banking. He spent the first years of his career working in public accounting and corporate finance for companies such as Ernst & Young, Tappan Corp., Beverage Management Co. (7UP Dayton), the Limited Corp.

He is currently working in Banking with PNC and lives in Butler Township with his wife, Rita, where they have raised their three daughters.

Mr. Adam’s term of office expires March 31, 2020.

Administrative Staff

Erika Vogel, Township Administrator

Daniel Alig, Fire Chief

John M. Porter, Chief of Police

Jeff Barnett, Service Department Supervisor