Board of Trustees

Shannon Hartkemeyer

Shannon Hartkemeyer  AIS, ACS

ElectedNovember 2013                             Term Expires: December 2025

Address:     4250 Bennett Drive  
Contact:         Cell: 513-236-2580


B.S. Industrial Engineering Technology, University of Dayton;  M.A.
Organizational Management, University of Phoenix.


Married 15+ years to Jason Hartkemeyer; children, Nathan, Stephanie 'Daisy', Alexandra Skye, and Madelyn.


For over 20 years Mrs. Hartkemeyer worked in the private sector as an industrial engineer in manufacturing, insurance, and telecommunications. The majority of her work experience revolved around assessing and then improving various processes through continuous improvement methodologies such as Lean Kaizen.  In addition, she possesses skills and experience in the following:  Continuous Improvement/Kaizen/Lean Implementation, Business Process Improvement, Organizational Transformation, Strategic Planning, Customer Service, Training and Development, Performance Measurement, Facilities Management, Financial Analysis, Employee Development, Human Resources, and Team-based Process Improvement Initiatives.

Main concerns for Township:  

Fiscal responsibility; Open, honest, efficient government; Community development.

Susan Berding

Michael Berding

Elected: November 2021                             Term Expires: December 2025

Address:     4161 Millikin Road
Contact:         Cell: 513-225-2125


St. Xavier High School

Butler Tech, FAA - Unmanned Aircraft Pilot


Married to retired Fairfield Township Trustee Susan Berding

Children: Sarah (Adam) Fowler, Abby Berding, Cole Berding, and Erik VanZandt Granddaughters: Lily and Molly


Michael Berding is a 27-year resident of Fairfield Township and a 25-year business owner. He has expanded his business partnerships into seven states. His experience includes finance and budgeting, logistics, supplier management, consumer demands, information technology, forecasting and personnel management. 

Michael is a retired Fairfield City Schools Board of Education Member. He was elected in 2013, and subsequently re-elected in 2017 as the top vote-getter in both elections. In 2015 Michael was appointed by the BOE to represent Fairfield Schools on the Butler Technology and Career Development School Board. He was re-appointed in 2018, and 2021. Michael was elected by his colleagues to serve as Board Vice President in 2017 and 2018, and Board President in 2019 - 2021. The Butler Tech Board made Michael Board President in 2017 – 2021.

Michael has fostered relationships with many local, county, state, and federal elected officials that will benefit Fairfield Township in upcoming plans and developments.

As a volunteer, Michael has benefitted the community through his work with Fairfield Township Youth Basketball League (FTYBL), Fairfield Township Zoning Appeals Board, Fairfield Township Zoning Commissioner, Fairfield Township Fire Corps, Fairfield Township Police Academy Alumni Association, Fairfield Township Cleanup Day, Fairfield Township Athletic Fields Scheduler, Fairfield Rotary, Fairfield Civitan, Fairfield City Schools Father-Daughter Dance Committee, The Presbyterian Church of Hamilton and Fairfield North Elementary Parents and Teachers for Children (PTC).

Main concerns for Fairfield Township:  

High functioning safety services, controlled economic development, excellent quality of life for citizens, well maintained roads, reasonable zoning Laws, transparency and fiscal responsibility.

Joseph McAbee

Joseph McAbee

ElectedNovember 2023                             Term Expires: December 2027

Address:   7904 Jessie's Landing
Contact:    Cell: 513-550-1239


Bachelor of Science Degree Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC.
Master’s Degree in Education, Miami University, Oxford, Oh.


Married to Susan Walsh McAbee. Three children, Rachel (Chad) Stanfield, Laura (Scott) Lieffers and Joe (Lauren) McAbee, Jr.  Four grandchildren: Madison, Emma, Charlotte and Lucy. 


Fairfield Township Trustee, elected 1996 to 2007; current term 2015 to present.

Responsible for all township government services, including set public policy. 8 years as President of the board. Hired and trained three administrators, served 2 years on the planning commission. Coordinated rewrite of current Fairfield Township zoning resolution. Experienced with Joint Economic Development Districts, TIFs, RIDS, grant applications, and operation of township government.

Past board member of Great Miami Valley Y.M.C.A

Founder Fairfield Township Youth Basketball

Current Butler County Transportation Improvement District Board member.

Main concerns for Township:

Promote a healthy community where families can thrive with recreational activities, strong local schools and the best police and fire departments available.  Achieve financial responsibility through economic development with a pro-business atmosphere to lessen taxpayer burden.