Elected Officials

Pierce Township, like other townships throughout the state, has four elected officials: three trustees and a fiscal officer.
Each official serves a four-year term of office and is elected by voters in both the unincorporated and the incorporated
(Amelia Village) portions of the Township. The following elected officials represent the residents of Pierce Township:

Portrait of Pierce Township Elected Officials 2014

Elected Officials: Rich Riebel, Karen Register, Bonnie Batchler, and Bob Pautke


 Bob PautkeRobert (Bob) Pautke – Chairman of the Board

Mr. Pautke currently serves as Chairman of the Board. He has served Pierce Township for over 13-years, including appointments to its Economic Development and Strategic Plan Committees. He is the founder of the Pierce 4th of July Children’s Parade, celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2014.

As a corporate leader he led teams serving customers in Australia, England and North America. His Leadership company now enables individuals to reach their greatest success, and to help organizations achieve their best results. He is a teacher of ethical, effective leadership and cultures of character. His philosophy is that there is profound greatness in every individual.

He facilitates the LEAD Clermont Community Leadership program; is President of the Job Search Focus Group (JSFG); serves on the Great Oaks Workforce Development Business Advisory Council, and is a Charter member of the Cincinnati Eastside Rotary Club. He founded and leads the “Purposeful Employment Network”.

As a U.S. Army veteran Bob served in Vietnam.


Rich Riebel – Vice Chair

Mr. Riebel currently serves as the Vice- Chair. Rich is a lifelong resident of New Richmond and has been a Pierce Township resident for over 20 years. Rich has been on the Board of Trustees since 2012. As a Trustee, he has used his expertise as an Excavation Contractor in real estate development, excavation, building roads, walls and bridges to help oversee the infrastructure maintenance and development in Pierce Township.

Rich’s experience includes being a self-employed business owner of Cornerstone Development for over 27 years. He works closely with County Officials, Local Government officials, and Engineers on a regular basis. He works with many of our surrounding townships as well.

Rich also served on the New Richmond School Board for 12 years where he took a leadership role in the new construction and renovations of the New Richmond Schools. He served as President of the Board when Locust Corner Elementary was built.


Bonnie J. Batchler

Bonnie J. Batchler – Member

She first took office as a trustee on January 1, 2000, and is now in her third term.  Mrs. Batchler is a thirty-three year resident of the township and started volunteering here in 1981 when she became the EMS Chief of the Pierce Township Volunteer Fire Department for fourteen years.  In between her terms as a trustee, she also served on the Pierce Township Board of Zoning Appeals.

Mrs. Batchler retired as a Senior Credit Analyst from Senco Products after working there for thirty-six years.  In 2009 she graduated from the Clermont 20/20 Leadership Program.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Clermont County Community Services.

Karen Register

Karen M. Register – Fiscal Officer