Meet Jan Tkach

Hello! I’m Jan Tkach, Huron County’s Recorder since 2013. If re-elected for a third term, I will continue to provide efficient and friendly service in a timely manner and continue my efforts to improve online access to our public records.

As the Huron County Recorder, it’s my responsibility to understand public records, keep them organized, provide customer support and thorough research, and help evolve Huron county’s technologies. Prior to holding this office, my professional and personal life helped me develop the skills needed to serve in this role.

Public Records – After graduating from BGSU with an Associate of Science degree, I worked for two years as a conservation technician for the Erie Soil and Water Conservation District. It was this initial career opportunity that gave me a general understanding of the information surveyors are looking for when they make a request for property deeds.

Organization – My organizational skills were thoroughly developed over a 24-year homeschooling journey of creating curriculum and documenting our four children’s pre-K through high school education. Since high school, all of our children have graduated from college and are now thriving in their professional careers.

Political Experience – My political career began in 2001 when I served my first term as a Wakeman Village Council Member. I held my council member seat for 7 years and was council president in 2012. My responsibilities included the chair of the village police, library, tax review, and park & recreation committees. I also served on the water, sewer and street committee.

Customer Service & Research – Prior to my time as Huron County Recorder, I developed research and computer skills while working at the Wakeman Community library for 10 years. I used these skills to serve the patrons in filling requests and creating children’s programs.

Wakeman has been home for me and my husband Kenny Tkach, for more than four decades. Together we raised our four children here and have been very active in the community.

Areas of my community involvement include:

  • Huron County Community Library Board
  • President of the Dalton Park Preserve Board, located on State Route 303 in Wakeman Township
  • Vice President of the Wakeman Friends of the Library, an organization supporting the Wakeman Community Library
  • Wakeman Village Park & Recreation Committee
  • Trustee for Firelands Rails to Trails, Inc.
  • Firelands Rails to Trails Board
  • Norwalk Kiwanis Club
  • Member of Camden Baptist Church in Wellington
  • Member of Wakeman Grange 1399

To continue developing my skills and build community connections, I’m also involved in the following professional organizations:

  • Ohio Federation of Republican Women
  • Huron County Republican Women’s Club
  • Secretary, Huron County Republican Party
  • Ohio Recorders Association
  • Ohio Township Association

Your support over the years is greatly appreciated. I hope you choose to re-elect me as your Huron County Recorder on Nov. 3. See you at the poles!