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 the New Boston Village Council in November of 2007. He now chairs the Laws and Claims Committee. In 2008 he was appointed to the Site Specific Advisory Board for the Piketon Atomic Energy Plant. In 2010, he was appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Municipal League and in 2013 he was appointed to the board of the Southern Ohio Port Authority. Mike also serves on the Citizens Advisory Board for Daymar College and the Board of Directors for SOLACE and the governing board of the Autism Project of Southern Ohio. After retiring as the Director of Human Resources and Chief of Community Support Services for the Portsmouth Receiving Hospital he worked as a special needs teacher with the South Central Educational Service Center for seven years. He now is an adjunct instructor for Daymar college and works with the UCAN committee of the New Boston School District and was a member of the New School Building Committee for the New Boston Schools.
For over 30 years Mike coached and served on the board of directors for the New Boston Little League and was a co-founder of the Scioto Soccer youth league in New Boston. He is a member of the First Church of God in New Boston, Past President of New Boston Kiwanis and member of Aurora Masonic Lodge and El Hasa Shrine. Mike resides in New Boston with his wife Vicki. He has two sons, Adam and Nathan, daughter-in-law Staci, all graduates of Glenwood High School, and two granddaughters, Olivia and Callie, all living in New Boston.
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.
Johnnie joined Village Council in 2016 and currently serves as Chairman of the Flood, Sewage and Service Committee. Johnnie is a 1970 graduate of Glenwood High School where he was instrumental in organizing and serving on the first Student Council. Following graduation, Johnnie served in the United States Army. After completing his military service, Johnnie attended OSU, acquiring an Associate Degree in Business/Business Law/Management. He then began a period of employment with the Village of New Boston. During the three years he worked various positions within the Village from operation of the sewage plant to other service oriented positions. Johnnie expanded out into the business world opening his first business in New Boston with Nationwide Insurance. Since opening that first business, Johnnie has owned over 9 corporations in Florida, New Jersey, Cleveland and the local area. Johnnie has one son, Ryan a graduate of Clay High School, and one grandson, Parker who graduated from Glenwood High School. Johnnie continues to operate Steele Auctions in his semi-retired years. Johnnie currently lives on Grace Street that was the birthplace of his mother, Edith Steele, who was known to everyone as “Aunt Edie” in New Boston. This house was owned by his Great, Great Grandparents and has been in his family for over 100 years.