Township Trustees

Hinckley Township currently has three trustees.  Regular Trustee meetings are held every first and third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.mAll meetings are held at the Hinckley Administration Building located at 1410 Ridge Road. Residents are welcome to join for coffee and conversation.  Please call to be added to the agenda, to allow ample time for discussion. Other special meetings will be set up and advertised in the Medina County Gazette as needed.

For a complete list of upcoming and archived meetings, visit our meetings page.

Melissa Augustine


Melissa and her family have lived in Hinckley since 2003. She immediately became active at Hinckley Elementary School and served as PTO President as well as Vice President and was named Volunteer of the Year in 2016. Melissa was appointed as Hinckley Trustee in February 2017. Her years in the positions of Executive Director and Vice President afforded the intergral business management experience necessary to facilitate Township affairs. Melissa is a member of the Hinckley Chamber of Commerce, the Hinckley Women's Club, and the Citizen of the Year Committee. She was elected to the Hinckley Board of Trustees in November 2019 to serve a four-year term. In her tenure, Melissa has served as the liaison for Administration, Cemeteries, Fire, Parks, Police, Waste Management and Zoning. She took over the planning of the Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony in 2021. She is one of the three Medina County Trustees to serve on the Medina County Planning Commission in 2022 and is a graduate of Leadership Medina County Class of 2022..

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Jack Swedyk


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Monique Ascherl


Monique and her husband, Jim are lifetime residents of Hinckley. They have one son named Michael. Monique earned her Marketing degree from the University of Akron and has spent the last 15 years in Sales Management for RJ Reynolds.

Jim and Monique own the 94-year old, third-generation stained glass studio in the center of Town, Ascherl Studios. Monique has always been very active in the community volunteering for coaching soccer, t-ball, teaching Sunday school, Shop with the Cop and Buzzard Day festivities. She is also an active member of the Hinckley Women's Club and helps with the club's various fundraisers and community activities.

At the end of 2021 Monique organized the first annual Hinckley Holiday Market, a vendor show for local crafters and businesses. The event raised over $1,000 for the Hinckley Firefighters Association.

Monique began her four year term as Hinckley Township Trustee January 2022.  She is currently the Trustee liaison for Administration, Fire Department and Solid Waste and Recycling.

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