About the Charlestown Township Trustee and Office

Charlestown Township

Here is where you learn about Charlestown Township, Clark County, Indiana.  Charlestown Township includes the city of Charlestown and some surrounding area.  It is located in the central portion of Clark County. As of the 2010 census, its population was 13,450 and it contained 5,382 housing units. The township has a total area of 65.09 square miles (168.6 km2), of which 64.49 square miles (167.0 km2) (or 99.08%) is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) (or 0.92%) is water. The above information is taken from the Clark County, Indiana website.

Trustee Tom Kendrick

Tom was re-elected as Trustee in November 2018.  He is presently serving his second term having been first elected in November 2014.  Tom is a 1978 graduate of Charlestown High School and a graduate of Indiana University Southeast. Tom has taught in Greater Clark Schools for 28 years. He has coached wrestling at New Washington and Charlestown since 1978 and has coached cross-country, track, and football at Charlestown. Tom owns and operates a small business, Nuisance Animal Services, that provides wildlife management and removal in Southern Indiana. Tom and his wife have two adult children.

Trustee Kendrick has two employees, a Deputy Trustee, and an Investigator.  Ruthie Jackson is the Deputy Trustee and John Spencer is the Investigator.

Township Advisory Board

The trustee is assisted by a three-member Township Board whose members are also elected to four-year terms.  Duties of the board include adopting the annual budget, serving as a Board of Finance and approving township contracts. In January of each year, the trustee presents to the board an annual report showing the receipts, expenditures, investments, and debts of the township. The approved report is then published in local papers for public inspection.  The current Township Advisory Board consists of three Republican members:  Robert Caudill, Dan Roberts, and David Abbott, Jr.