Knight Township is located in Vanderburgh County in southwestern Indiana. It is one of the largest of the state’s 1,006 townships. Per the 2000 Federal Census, our township ranked 14th in total population, serves more than 65,000 residents on the east side of Evansville and in the surrounding unincorporated areas, and is the home of nearly 40% of Vanderburgh County’s citizens.
The township is governed by two distinct elected offices. Day to day operations are managed by the Trustee, who serves as the executive of the Township, while oversight and advice is provided by a three member Township Board, who serve as the Township’s legislative body. The Knight Township Trustee is Kathryn Martin, who was first elected to office in a special caucus on March 29, 2010 and was re-elected to to a four year term on November 2, 2010. On that same date the Knight Township Board was elected to a similar four year term and is comprised of Donald R. “Don” Boerner, J.D. Strouth, and Norman L. “Norm” Kniese, Jr.
As a primarily urban township, the Trustee’s main responsibility is to provide assistance to those in need. For those who qualify, assistance may include help with shelter (rent or mortgage), utilities (gas, electric, water), medical, and burial expenses, with the goal of helping our citizens become productive members of society.
Other duties include:
- Providing fire protection and ambulance service to unincorporated areas of the county
- Assisting with the burial of the indigent
- Resolving fence disputes
- Investigating claims of livestock killed by dogs
- Controlling weeds and underbrush
- Managing the township budget and financial records
- Preparing an annual financial report
It is a privilege and an honor to serve the citizens of southeastern Vanderburgh County. If you have any questions or believe we can be of assistance, we invite you to write, call, or come by our office and learn more about your township government.