Thank you for your support of Providence Township. Along with the other trustees my goal is to serve your best interests and make Providence Township an even better place to live and work.

Steve KendallSteve Kendall, Trustee

Top priorities are:

  • Improve Township communications with residents

  • Efficiently provide all necessary services as economically as possible

  • Aggressively pursue grants and all other non-tax revenue sources to return our tax dollars to our township

  • Preserve our Township's rural, residential/agricultural character

  • Effectively plan for the future

  • Increase citizen involvement in Township initiatives


Significant changes are on the horizon for our Township and we will need everyone working together to ensure that we manage these changes to provide the best results for all present and future Township residents.

I look forward to working with you and hearing any comments, concerns, questions, or suggestions you may have regarding our Township.

Feel free to contact me.

Phone: 419-260-8089


1875 Map of Providence TwpSteve Kendall Bio:

Community Involvement

Township Trustee 2006 to Present
     Chair 2007
     Vice Chair 2006, 2008, 2009

Lifelong Providence Twp. resident

Grew up on family farm in Twp.

Active participant in nearly all Twp. meetings for the past 25 years

Charter member Twp. Zoning Comm. (1988-2005)

Zoning Commission Chairman (1998-2005)

Land Use Plan Committee, Chair (2002-2005)

Otsego Schools Endowment Organization member (1990-2000), President (1996-1998)

FARMUP, President/Spokesperson (1999-present) Farmland Preservation activist

Represent Twp. at Lucas County Plan Commission, Ohio Dept. of Transportation, Lucas County Commissioners


Otsego High School Class of 1972

Univ. of Toledo, Bachelors/Communication (‘76)

Bowling Green (BGSU), Masters/Communication (‘85) 


Otsego Schools Facilities Committee

BGSU Administrative Staff Council, Executive Council and Past Chair

President’s Advisory Council. BGSU

Ohio Intra-University Council of Media Directors

U.S. Consortium of College and University Media Ctrs. 


Married 32 years to Deborah (Polan), Otsego High School Class of 1972, Teacher Otsego Junior High 

Son, Zach, is a freshman at the University of Toledo

Parents, Fred and Norma Kendall, reside in the Twp.

Administrator and faculty member in the School of Communications Studies at WBGU-TV at Bowling Green State University.


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Providence Township Hall

13257 Perry Road, Grand Rapids, OH 43522

Providence Township Phone Number


Providence Township Fire & Rescue

8149 Main St,  Neapolis OH. 43547

Providence Fire Hall