Christopher Kalina


Chris was born and raised just next door in North Royalton and his ties to Hinckley ensured his family never missed a Buzzard Day while growing up! He has over two decades of leadership experience in government, education, and non-profit organizations. Prior to his appointment as Township Trustee, Chris served several years as Chair of the Hinckley Township Zoning Commission. In addition to serving on the Medina County Planning Commission, Chris is the Zoning and Administration liaison for the Township. Chris's goal is to preserve Hinckley's rural atmosphere and scenic vistas through smart planning.

As an active member of the community, Chris has chaired neighboring zoning commissions and previously served as a Township Trustee. He has also volunteered time with RAH, served on the Wakefield Run HOA board and chaired the Medina County Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Board, The Ohio State University Extension and WVIZ/PBS ideastream Advisory Boards. In addition to being recognized for his community service by local law enforcement and the Ohio National Guard, Chris is a graduate of Leadership Medina County. He has also gained two master's degrees along with State of Ohio Department of Education Licensure.

Chris married his high school sweetheart Carrie and they have two children, Blake and Collin, who attended Highland Local Schools from pre-school through graduation.

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