EATON — State Representative Rodney Creech stopped by the Preble County Board of Commissioner’s meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 27 to congratulate new Commissioner David Haber and provide his support to the board from the statehouse in Columbus.
This was the first meeting for Commissioner Haber, who was sworn in the previous night after being elected to the seat by the Preble County Republican Party Central Committee.
“I was waiting on this board to be complete. This is my first time back since I sat in the chair up there, and I wish you the best of luck,” Rep. Creech said. “Preble County, as we all know, is an amazing place to live. The reason [David] ran for this position is because you love where you live. I just wanted to let you know that I’m still here in support of you and the county, and we’ll do anything that I can do to help you and you all know that.”
Rep. Creech said the board should not hesitate to reach out if they have questions about decisions made by the previous board.
Though the new board has been at work for less than a month, they’ve already had to deal with a number of outstanding issues from the previous board including Sewer District 6, the Preble County Art Association’s Hillcrest Drive property and the Board of Elections looking for new space.
“One of the things that I always told people – you’re going to get pulled a lot of different directions,” Rep. Creech said. “There’s going to be people that want what they want. At the end of the day, you’ve got to do what’s best for the county.”
Rep. Creech also discussed his appointment to the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Task Force by House Speaker Bob Cupp alongside Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland).
“As you all know, I was very involved with the Senior Center and will continue to be. I sat on the board for five years and was very active,” he said. “I know our Senior Center is very excited about that. [Preble County Council on Aging Executive Director] Shelley Ratliff and I have had some great conversations.”
The Preble County Board of Commissioners meet every Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the Preble County Courthouse. These meetings are open to the public.
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