New Boston Village Council meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month, in the council meeting room of the Vern Riffe Community Center, 3980 Rhodes Ave., in New Boston, Ohio.
Mike was elected to New Boston Village Council in November, 2007. He now chairs the council’s Laws and Claims Committee and sits on the Finance/Wage Committee and the Business/Economic Development Committee. Mike also serves on the Southern Ohio Port Authority (SOPA), Southern Ohio Diversification Initiative (SODI) , Scioto County Children’s Services Board and the Autism Project of Southern Ohio. Mike was elected President of the Ohio Municipal League Board of Trustees effective January 1, 2017. Mike has recently completed a six-year term on the Site Specific Advisory Board (SSAB) for the Piketon Atomic Energy Plant and a four year term on the Daymar College Advisory Board. A graduate of Liberty University, he is a member of the New Boston Schools UCAN committee and served on the new building project committee for the New Boston School District. Mike retired from the Portsmouth Receiving Hospital as Chief of Community Support Services/ Director of Human Resources and Development. He has taught special needs classes for the South Central Educational Service Center and also business psychology and ethics classes for Daymar College. A member of Aurora Masonic Lodge, Mike also has served the Kiwanis New Boston Little league as a board member/coach for 40 years and was co-founder of the Scioto Soccer Youth League in New Boston. He was recently president and lieutenant governor representing New Boston Kiwanis. Mike lives in New Boston with his wife Vicki, and has two sons, Nathan and Adam, two daughter-in-laws, Staci and Sydney, and three granddaughters, Olivia, Callie and Maci.
Dan was appointed to New Boston Village Council in October 2009 and now chairs the Economic and Business Development Committee. He was born in North Moreland and has been part of the New Boston Community through his participation in youth baseball, summers at Sun & Funland Pool and is attending the New Boston First Church of the Nazarene. He is also known for his many years of officiating experience in soccer, basketball, baseball and softball. Dan was treasurer of the New Boston Beautification Committee where, with his wife Janet, donates time maintaining flowerbeds in and around Millbrook Park. Following his retirement from Sunoco Chemicals after 36 years service in the accounting department, Dan worked in the payroll/HR department at Shawnee State University for two years. With the desire to travel more in his retirement years, Dan acquired a position with AAA as a motorcoach tour manager. The “Fetty’s” live on Oak Street and have two children, Rodney and Rachel (graduates of Glenwood High School) — and six grandchildren.
Jon has been on New Boston Village Council since 2008, and now chairs the Finance and Wage Committee. He is employed by Sciotoville Community Schools and Sciotoville Elementary Academy as the Vocal Music Instructor.
He has lived in New Boston for 11 years and now resides on Spruce Street, in New Boston, with his wife Kristy, daughter Tory and son Alec.
RALPH IMES, JR.
Ralph began his first term with Village Council in 2010 and serves as chairman of the Streets, Alleys, and Buildings Commmittee. He is a lifelong resident of New Boston and graduated from Glenwood High School in 1981, and from Ohio University in 1985 with a degree in business administration. He currently owns and operates a local towing company.
A lifelong resident of New Boston, Vonald was appointed to council in February 2015 to fill the unexpired term of Terry Salyers. He currently chairs the Lands, Parks, and Recreation Committee. Vonald graduated from Glenwood High School in the class of 1970, where he participated in the sports of football, basketball, track and baseball. Vonald retired after 43 years as a welder in the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union. Vonald is the son of Phyllis, and has one sister, Lyn, and two brothers Gary and Todd. Vonald and his wife Toni have one daughter, Ragen, and one granddaughter, Draden. Vonald spends his spare time coaching and keeping up with Draden. The Patrick’s make their home on Lakeview Avenue.
The newest member of the New Boston Village Council is Donald Raike. Mr. Raike was previously appointed to fill the position left vacant when Junior Williams became Mayor. He has returned to fill the position that became available upon the loss of councilman Johnnie Steele. Donald also served on the New Boston Fire Department for many years.