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.

John Kronk, Chairperson
Appointed in August 2018 as an At-Large Trustee, John currently sits on the Facilities and Marketing/Branding committees. Since moving to Granville in 2012, John has been involved with the GRD in multiple roles. He has coached numerous GRD sports including soccer, basketball, baseball and lacrosse. In addition, John also served on the new Wildwood Playground steering committee. He led the effort to recruit volunteers and build the new donor-sponsored walkway. John is an Area Manager for a small pharmaceutical company in Columbus. John and his wife, Anne, have 2 children.

Brain Costa, Vice Chairperson
Appointed in March 2018 by the Granville Exempted School District, Brian currently sits on the Facilities and Youth Sports committees. Brian has been an active GRD volunteer, coaching soccer, t-ball/baseball, basketball, football, and lacrosse for nearly a decade. He works in law enforcement as both a Special Agent for the State of Ohio and as a Sergeant for the Granville Police Dept. He and his wife Erin, have 6 children.

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John Klaus, Trustee
Appointed an At-Large trustee in April of 2013. John is currently the board’s Chairperson.  John is the Supervisor of Recruiting for a privately held manufacturing company named Ariel Corporation in Mount Vernon. Prior to entering the private sector, John spent 17 years in public sports administration. John and his wife, Karen, have 3 children.

Tobias Dunbar, Trustee
Appointed in January 2020 by the Granville Township Trustees, Tobias sits on the Governance and Marketing subcommittees. Since moving to Granville in 2010, Tobias has been an active volunteer within the GRD community and has run the youth wrestling team for the past 5 years. Tobias graduated with Honors from The Ohio State University earning a Bachelors in History and Public Policy. Professionally, Tobias oversees preconstruction activities for a large general contractor in Columbus, Ohio. Tobias and his wife, Amber, have three children. You can usually find the family at ball games at Racoon, hiking in the Denison Bio Reserve, or on the couches at Three Tigers.

Greg Lott, Trustee
Greg was appointed in February 2021 by the Granville Village Council. He has been actively involved with the GRD as a youth sport coach in baseball, basketball and flag football. Greg holds a dual appointment as an Assistant Professor of Health, Exercise, and Sport Studies and Assistant Director of Athletics at Denison University. As a scholar-practitioner, he focuses on student-athlete and coach development. His scholarly pursuits are framed by extensive experience as a collegiate head and assistant track and field coach and by his time as a professional athlete. Greg earned a Ph.D. in Sport Management from the Ohio State University. He and his wife Melanie have two sons, Trevor and Cameron, who love all that the GRD has to offer.