Meet the team

Andrew Durham


Serving as the Comptroller, Andrew is the township's expert in finance and accounting. Andrew's duties include payroll, budgeting, and various other accounting activities. Andrew has been with the township since 2012, and he has a degree in Finance from Manchester University and Masters of Business Administration from Western Governor's University.

Darla Pugh


Darla Pugh is the First Assistant to the Trustee. She worked for the township in earlier years of her life but returned to serve her community in 2009. Darla works closely with the Trustee and Team to ensure efficient operations of the office. You may find her at the front office overseeing the Workfare Department or at the front desk answering calls. The majority of her time is spent in her office working alongside of the Trustee or Comptroller. She is a 2017 Leadership Kokomo graduate. Darla received her Associate Degree in Secretarial Science from Ivy Tech. 

Connie Longshore


Connie has been working for the township since 1991 with over 25+years of township experience .Connie is the investigator supervisor where she not only takes client cases but oversees the investigator department as a whole. 

Tracy Rogers


Serves as the Administrator of the Representative Payee Program. Tracy helps our payees in managing their personal finances. Tracy duties include budgeting, making sure their basic necessities are met and various other duties. Tracy has been with the township since 1991 and been working in the payee program since 1995. She attended Indiana University Kokomo and Ivy Tech where she studied Secretarial Science and Finance. She was awarded  the Outstanding Public Service Award that was presented by the Social Security Office.

Gary Guest


Gary manages security and is in charge of maintaining all building and grounds of the township. He has been employed by the township since 1999. Previous to his role within the office Gary had a successful law enforcement career with the Kokomo Police Department and retired after 26 years of service. He graduated from Indiana University with a dedgree in Criminal Justice. 

Alisha Davenport


Alisha has been with Center Township since the spring of 2014. She is one of our investigators and assists our clients with obtaining township assistance. She is a Graduate of Ancilla College with an Associates Degree in Health Science. Currently she is President of Project Access of Howard County, a local non-profit group. She is a valued member of our team. She provides care and consideration to each one of our clients and is dedicated to serving our community. 

Paul Dorisse


Paul has been with the team since the spring of 2014. He has progressed from one of our front desk clerks to his current position, working along side our Payee Representative Program, and assisting in those tasks. He also helps with maintaining our beautiful campus and cemetery as well. Paul is a graduate of Indiana University Kokomo with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education.

Robyn Weaver


Robyn has been member of the team since the winter of 2015. She worked as our front desk clerk until recently where she progressed into being  our intake investigator. Robyn takes pride in helping clients, and gathering basic information in order to better assist them with their needs. She is a valued member of the office and is dedicated to growing and progressing within her career within the Center Township.

Derek Tuggle


Derek has been the housing inspector for the Center Township for eighteen years. He has vast experience and knowledge in inspecting, codes, and living standards. He is a decorated District Chief of the Kokomo Fire Department, and also works as an assistant coach for the Western High school football team. 

Susan Zinkan


Susan has been with The Center Township since 2013 first as intake clerk and now assists with the Representative Payee Program. She takes genuine interest and care with her clients and it proves her years of experience in the social work field. Prior to Joining the township she worked for the Welfare Department for over 25 years; after that she worked for United Way's 211. She is currently involved with a group that coordinates local food pantries.