Meet the Commissioners

UNION COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Commissioner Charles Hall, Commissioner Gary Lee, Commissioner Steve Stolte

commissioners@co.union.oh.us


Commissioner Charles Hall

chall@co.union.oh.us

Charles Hall is a lifelong resident of Leesburg Township in Union County.  Charles grew up on a small farm that grew corn, soybeans, wheat and hay with livestock of cows, sheep, chickens and hogs.  He graduated high school from Leesburg Magnetic Springs where he was very active in FFA.  After graduating high school, Charles studied business at Northern Illinois University and Butler University.                                             

Charles and his wife Peggy have been married for over 50 years.   They have three grown children, Brian, Shari, and Judy and enjoy their nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  They currently volunteer with the Memorial Hospital Foundation.  In addition to his volunteer and Commissioner duties, Charles is an active member of the Pharisburg United Methodist Church where he has served many years as the Board Chair.  He has also served as the Membership Chairman, Sunday school teach, and Lay Speaker.  

Commissioner Hall’s major areas of responsibility for the Union County Board of Commissioners are as follows:

•             Board of Revision

•             Central Ohio Youth Center (COYC) President of the Board of Trustees

•             North Central Ohio Solid Waste District (NCOSWD) President

•             OSU Extension Advisory Committee

•             Logan-Union-Champaign (LUC) Planning Board - Member and Past President

•             Memorial Hospital Planning Board

•             County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) Agriculture Affairs and JEDI Committees

•             Juvenile Treatment Court Advisory Committee

•             Family Treatment Court Advisory Committee

•             County Investment Advisory Board                                 

       


Commissioner Gary Lee

glee@co.union.oh.us

On January 1, 2015 Gary Lee began his fourth term as Union County Commissioner, serving since 2003. Gary has been a member of the Board of Directors of the County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) since 2006.  In 2013 he received the honor of being the first Union County Commissioner to serve as President of CCAO. Gary is still very active at CCAO as Chairman of the Joint Committee on Elections, Chairman of the Veteran's Issues committee, and member of the Commissioners/Coroners work group. Gary also represents CCAO at the Ohio Council of County Officials. Currently Gary is the President of the County Employee Benefit Consortium of Ohio (CEBCO); which, is a group of 33 Counties that manages health insurance programs for each county's employees. Gary is also one of two Ohio directors for the National Association of Counties.

Gary has previously served on the Union County Board of Elections for 14 years and 12 years as Chairman of the Union County Republican Central and Executive Committees. Other leadership roles include past National Secretary of the American Soybean Association and past President of the Ohio Soybean Association. In 1985, Gary was named the Ohio Jaycee Outstanding Young Farmer of the Year. He has been involved in many local activities such as, Huntington Bank local advisory board, director of the Marysville Journal Tribune, and officiated High School basketball for 25 years.

In his spare time, Gary spends time with Marcia, his wife of over 45 years and assists his sons Ryan and Greg on Lee Farms, a family farm since 1843. His favorite hobby is following his eight granddaughters playing volleyball, basketball, swimming and soccer.

Commissioner Lee’s major areas of responsibility for the Union County Board of Commissioners are as follows:

•             Tri-County Jail

•             Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

•             Joint Recreational District Board - Liaison

•             North Central Solid Waste District - Board Member

•             Community Action Organization

•             33 Northwest Innovation Corridor

•             Juvenile Treatment Court Advisory Committee

•             Family Treatment Court Advisory Committee

•             County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO)

•             CCAO Nominating Committee

•             Joint Committee on Election Administration - Chair

•             General Government and Operations

•             Special Committee regarding Solid Waste Laws

•             Prosecutors - Commissioners Committee - Liaison

•             Ohio Council of County Officials (OCCO)

•             Board Coordinating Council

•             Coroner-Commissioner Committee on Consolidation and Efficiency

•             National Association of Counties (NACO) - Board Member representing Ohio

 


Commissioner Steve Stolte

sstolte@co.union.oh.us

In November 2012, Steve Stolte was elected to a four-year term as Union County Commissioner ending January 1, 2017.  Previously, he had been appointed by the Union County Republican Central Committee and sworn in on January 11, 2011 to fill an unexpired term.

Steve received a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from The Ohio State University in 1969.  He worked as a private consulting engineer for 16 years, serving also as Marysville City Engineer for two of those 16 years.  He was elected in 1984 and served the public as Union County Engineer for 24 years (1985-2008).  He was appointed Union County Environmental Engineer in 1989, serving also in that capacity for 19 of those 24 years. 

Steve has received numerous leadership awards, including the following:  National Association of Counties County Courthouse Award (2008), Ohio County Engineer of the Year (1996), Union County Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award and Salute to Leaders Award, Union SWCD Distinguished Service Award, Marysville Elks Lodge Hall of Fame Award, and Marysville Jaycees Distinguished Service Award.

Commissioner Stolte’s major areas of responsibility for the Union County Board of Commissioners are as follows:

•             Vice President of the Board of Commissioners

•             Department of Job and Family Services (DJFS) Advisory Board

•             Union County Drug Free Coalition

•             Investment Advisory Board

•             Juvenile Treatment Court Advisory Committee

•             Family Treatment Court Advisory Committee

•             Union County in the Union County Chamber of Commerce

•             Union County Community Improvement Corporation (CIC)

•             Union County Council of Governments (UCCOG)

•             Council for Union County Families

•             Union County Tax Incentive Review Councils

•             North Central Ohio Solid Waste District

•             Central Ohio Youth Center (COYC)

•             Team Marysville Civic Infrastructure Committee

•             County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO)

•             County Risk Sharing Authority (CORSA)

•             Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC)

•             Ohio Geographically Referenced Information Program (OGRIP)

•             Union County Republican Party Central Committee

•             Land Heritage Trust of Union County

•             Ohio Historic Bridge Association