The Township Trustee is an elected official in charge of the Township and responsible for certain services. Martin Stephens is the current elected the Richland Township Trustee, as of January 1, 2011.
Township Trustees have certain specific duties to perform. Some of the most important and frequently performed duties are: to administer Township Assistance, provide Fire and Ambulance Services to the Township, maintain abandoned cemeteries, maintain township parks, destroy detrimental plants in residential areas, and act as a Notary Public. The Township is the most local form of government, closest to the citizens of the Township, working directly with Township residents to provide limited relief or help in times of crisis, to eligible applicants.