BATAVIA, Ohio (Jan. 15, 2015) – Edwin H. Humphrey was elected president of the Clermont County Board of Commissioners at the commissioners’ Jan. 12 reorganizational meeting. Commissioner Bob Proud was elected vice president.
The president of the board presides at meetings during the year. Humphrey was also selected as the commissioners’ lead representative on the Clermont County Board of Revision, Records Commission, and Automatic Data Processing Board.
“I look forward to serving as the president of the board in 2015,” said Humphrey, who was first elected to the board in 2008. “The commissioners have managed the county’s finances carefully during some difficult years. We continue to cultivate an environment for good, high-paying jobs in Clermont County. One of the ways we do this is to support highway infrastructure improvements through the Transportation Improvement District – you can see evidence of that every day around Eastgate and along SR 32, and other primary roads in the county. There is a lot of positive change in Clermont County, and I expect that will continue in 2015.”
Commissioners are the contracting, taxing, budgeting and appropriating authority in the county. They rule on annexations and appoint members to a variety of boards and commissions. In Ohio, commissioners elect a president and vice president every January. Commissioner David H. Uible served as president in 2014; Proud was vice president.
“Mr. Uible has done a wonderful job in the past year as president,” said Humphrey. “There were a number of large issues he had to grapple with.”
Uible said, “Fortunately, we had a good economy to operate in, and that is much of what drives our performance here.”
“I also want to thank Mr. Uible for his service. We have a good team here. And I know Mr. Humphrey will serve the county well as president of the board,” said Proud.
Before being elected to the Board of County Commissioners, Humphrey served as a Miami Township trustee from 1990 to 2008. He is past president of Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments, and a member of OKI’s executive team. He is one of two county representatives appointed by Gov. John Kasich to the Ohio Emergency Services Internet Protocol Network Steering Committee. Humphrey retired from Procter & Gamble in 1995.