Curry named president of county commissioners


By Gary Huffenberger - [email protected]



Clinton County Commissioner Mike Curry smiles Monday shortly after being named president of Clinton County commissioners. This is Curry’s last year on the county government board, having decided not to seek re-election.


WILMINGTON — In re-organization action Monday for 2016, Mike Curry was named president of Clinton County commissioners in his final year on the board.

It is a tradition in Clinton County for the position of commissioners president to be filled on a rotating basis, and it was Curry’s turn.

After the election, fellow Clinton County Commissioner Kerry R. Steed said even if it were not Curry’s turn to be the president, it would be an appropriate way for Curry to conclude his four-term service to the county.

Now in his 16th year as county commissioner, Curry is not seeking re-election.

After hearing Steed’s remark, Curry said, “Let’s make it a good year.”

The selection of Curry as president was the first in a long list of annual appointments or designations to local boards or committees that commissioners are authorized to make. Below are more appointments to county or public bodies.

Steed was elected the commissioners vice president.

Jeff Harris was re-appointed county apiary (bees kept for honey) inspector.

Curry, Steed and Clinton County Commissioner Patrick Haley were all designated to serve on the County Investment Committee.

Haley was designated as the county commissioner to attend Clinton County Port Authority meetings.

Steed will serve on the Clinton County Microfilming Board.

Haley will serve on the Health Department Advisory Board.

Curry, as president of commissioners, will serve on the Clinton County Board of Revisions.

Curry will serve as the Solid Waste District chairman.

Steed will serve as Emergency Management Agency (EMA) designee, as well as the Local Emergency Planning Commission designee.

Steed will serve as Records Commission designee.

Curry will executive all Farm Service Agency documents.

Curry will serve on the board of Family and Children First.

Haley will serve on the Municipal Court Advisory Committee.

Haley will serve on the Clinton County Convention & Visitors Bureau board.

Steed will serve on the Clinton County Regional Planning Commission.

Haley will serve on the Clinton County Sewer Board.

Diana L. Groves was re-appointed as clerk to the Board of Clinton County Commissioners.

Kirk Neuenschwander was appointed to be a board member of Clinton County Local Community Corrections. He will fill a vacant seat that has an unexpired term which will end in mid-June 2016.

Jane Stokes was re-appointed to the Wilmington Public Library Board for a new seven-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2016 and expiring at the end of 2022.

Sue Giga and Barbara Marin Adams were appointed to the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund Regional Prevention Council.

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Clinton County Commissioner Mike Curry smiles Monday shortly after being named president of Clinton County commissioners. This is Curry’s last year on the county government board, having decided not to seek re-election.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_curry_prez_p_f.jpgClinton County Commissioner Mike Curry smiles Monday shortly after being named president of Clinton County commissioners. This is Curry’s last year on the county government board, having decided not to seek re-election.

By Gary Huffenberger

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