Jim is a lifelong resident of Ravenna. He began his 26-year career with the Ravenna
City Fire Department in 1978. Jim was promoted to Lieutenant in 1985, to Captain in
1989 and to Fire Chief in 1999. He retired in 2004. During this time, he also served as
the Part-time Fire Chief for Ravenna Township from 1995 to 1998. In 2007 Jim was
hired as the part-time Zoning Inspector for Ravenna Township and worked in that
position for 14 years. In 2021 Jim was elected to the position of Ravenna Township
Trustee and his term began January 1, 2022. Jim’s working to create more economic
growth in Ravenna Township, strengthen the Zoning Code and help create a Fire
Henry T. “Hank” Gibson was appointed Chief of the Portage County Adult Probation Department on August 28, 2020. Prior to becoming the Chief, Hank served as Assistant Chief for 7 years and he also served multiple years as Director of the Intensive Supervised Program (CCA funded Program).
Hank has over 30 years in the public sector with 24 of those years in community corrections.
Hank earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science/ Criminal Justice from the University of Akron. Hank and his wife of 32 years, Andrea, raised 2 children in Ravenna Township in Portage County, Ohio.
Although his occupation is Probation Officer, he is also involved in his community as a township trustee.
Hank enjoys watching all Cleveland sport teams and Caribbean vacations.