Board of Trustees

Board Members

The Granville Recreation District Board of Trustees is a five member board. Each member serves a 3-year term. The board includes 3 appointed members and 2 at-large members. Agencies that appoint members include Granville Village, Granville Exempted School District and Granville Township.

Justin Lodge, Chairperson
Justin, a Granville native, was originally appointed to the Board by the Granville Township Trustees in January, 2009, and was re-appointed to a 3-year term in 2011. In addition to being the current Chairperson of the Board, Justin also serves as the District’s Fiscal Officer. Along with Vice-Chair Kraig Koester, Justin previously served as a member of the advisory board, helping to form the Granville Recreation District in 2009. Justin works as an attorney with the law firm Reese, Pyle, Drake, & Meyer, PLL in Newark. He lives in Granville Township with his wife, Sandra, and their three children.

Kraig Koester, Trustee
Appointed to the Board in January 2009 by the Granville Exempted School District, Kraig serves as Vice-Chairperson of the Board. Kraig serves on both the Communications and Youth Sports Committees. Kraig previously served as a member of the former recreation commission advisory board since 2004, helping to form the Granville Recreation District in 2009. Kraig is a Sales Executive with Aon Hewitt managing business development for the Midwest. Kraig and his wife Michele have four children.

Kate Barrett, Trustee
Appointed to the Board in January 2009 by the Granville Village Council, Kate previously served as Chairperson 2010-2011. Kate serves on the Strategic Planning and Governance committees of the board. Kate is Manager, Strategic Talent for NiSource, Inc. and she and her husband Mike have three children.

Lisa Cannon, Vice Chairperson
Appointed in January 2012 as an At-Large Trustee. Lisa serves on both the Communications and Strategic Committees for the board. Lisa has originated and managed the GIS Running Club for the last six years. Lisa is Director of Recruiting for HIA Consulting, a Healthcare IT professional services organization. Lisa and her husband Kevin have three children.

klaus_headshot John Klaus, Trustee
Appointed in April 2013 as an At-Large Trustee.  John has recently chaired the Sports Advisory Board and acted as a Special Advisor for Officiating to the Basketball Committee for the GRD.  John works as the Coordinator of School Recruitment for Ariel Corporation in Mount Vernon.  John and his wife Karen have 3 children.