Lydia is currently serving her second term as the Franklin Township Trustee and truly enjoys her job. Lydia is heavily involved in the community and loves to volunteer. She is the former chair of the Blake Dickus Car Show, a DJ for Habitat for Humanity's Soup Bowl, the Blake Dickus Reward Fund, Discover Downtown Franklin's 4th Friday Car Event and with the kid's service at her church. Currently serves on the Human Services Inc. board. Lydia has 18 years of clogging experience and taught clogging from 1989 to 1995.
Lydia has been happily married to John Wales for 20 years and has two kids, Alisha Lewis (Josh Lewis) and Mark Dillender. She loves being a grandmother and spoiling her grandchildren, Emma, Lane, and Lilah. She loves her two dogs, Max and Milee.