Nelson Township Community House


Thank you for visiting I am Mike Elias and I am running for re-election as Nelson Township Trustee. Over the next three months I will review some key issues that the township will need work on solving in the next four years. I know that I have the experience and knowledge to work with our community to make Nelson Township a better, safe place to live.

Today, I would like to talk with you about the Nelson Township Community House. This building is one of the key land marks of Nelson Township and needs to be preserved.

It was built in the 1850s as a Private High school – Nelson Academy. In 1914, the trustees purchased the building for $1,200.00. The Community House became part of the Nelson school system and was used as a school auditorium. There was a trustee’s meeting room as well as an upstairs dining room & kitchen.

Over the years the building has evolved into a government meeting location, a local polling place, & social event venue. The building has had a face lift, new roof & a new heating and air-conditioning system. But the interior needs some TLC. The kitchen & bathrooms need a complete remodeling. The interior walls, floors & ceilings will need refurbishing.

As with all local governments, Nelson Township Trustee’s need to optimize the limited finances & reallocate the budget from rising health care & proposed tax abatements to funding the very special project.  If re-elected, I will work hard to develop a comprehensive long term plan to make this key landmark a safe, better venue for the future.

Thank You,



Who is Mike Elias?


  • Resident & Community Improvement Activist in Nelson Township  for 17 years
  • USAF Veteran
  • Successful Small Business Owner
  • Founder of the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard
  • Founder of the Nelson Garrettsville Senior Social Club
  • Co-Chairperson of the Nelson Veterans Memorial Development Committee
  • Developed citizen’s information website


  • Served this community for nearly four years as Your Trustee with the focus of fiscal responsibility of your budget
  • Restructure the Nelson Township Service Department to better serve the needs of our community
  • Accomplished securing a new safe & reliable one ton truck to better serve the needs of our community
  • Support the installation of a new Diesel Fuel Tank
  • Community EMS Trustee
  • Co-Chair Nelson Veterans Memorial Development Committee
  • Co-Chair Annual Memorial Day Services
  • Manager of the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard

     . Fiscal Responsibility by Rejecting The Opportunity          For Township Funded Medical Health Care For Me &          My Family

Future Township Needs

  • Fiscal Management of the Township Budget
  • Completion of the Nelson Township Veterans Memorial
  • Long Term Restoration of the Community House
  • New Snow Plow Truck


Today’s Concerns

  • Limited Fiscal Resources
  • Rising Health Insurance Costs
  • Overall road maintenance with increased traffic burden
  • Increased Drug Use
  • The concentrated insect population with the large number aging tires at the Ledges Raceway
  • Unilateral actions of a trustee*


  • Nelson Township Board of Trustees consists of three members with equal powers & responsibilities. It is inappropriate for one trustee to unilaterally represent the interest and/or make decisions for the Nelson Township Board of Trustees. It is inappropriate for one trustee to act as an agent for a private organization(s) when dealing with township issues.





November 7th

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