Union County, Ohio

Meet the Commissioners

UNION COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Commissioner Charles Hall, Commissioner Christiane Schmenk, Commissioner Steve Stolte

commissioners@co.union.oh.us


Commissioner Charles Hall

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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 Richwood United Methodist Church where he serves on the Board.

Charles and his brother Jim Hall owned Hall Implement Co. which was an Allis Chalmers dealership in Marysville Ohio for several years. 

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

•             Vice President of the Board of Commissioners

•             Board of Revision

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

•             Union County Land Reutilization Corporation Board

•             MidWest US-Japan Association

•             Yorii Friendship Committee

•             North Central Ohio Solid Waste District (NCOSWD) Board of Trustees

•             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
  • Jobs, Economic Development, Infrastructure (JEDI) Committees

•             Juvenile Treatment Court Advisory Committee

•             Family Treatment Court Advisory Committee

•             County Investment Advisory Board

•             County Records Commission


Commissioner Christiane Schmenk

cschmenk@co.union.oh.us

On January 1, 2019 Christiane S. Schmenk began her first term as Union County Commissioner. Chris is also an attorney with the law firm of Bricker & Eckler, LLP, where she assists businesses and communities with economic development legal and consulting needs.  Before joining Bricker, she was a member of Governor John Kasich’s Cabinet and Director of the Ohio Development Services Agency, where she helped launch JobsOhio and restructured DSA to make its programs more efficient. Chris served as the elected Mayor of Marysville from 2008-2011 and worked for many years for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company in Marysville as its Vice President of External Affairs and Assistant General Counsel.  Before that, she was in-house counsel for Wendy’s International, Inc in Dublin, Ohio.

Chris currently is Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, Chair of the Board of the Union County Foundation, and Chair of the Board of the Hope Center of Union County.  She previously served as President of the Union County Chamber of Commerce and on boards of Memorial Hospital of Union County and the Marysville Public Library. 

Chris received her Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and her BA from Ohio Northern University.  She lives in Marysville with her husband and two children.

•             Member of the Board of Commissioners

•             Council for Union County Families (CFUCF) Board of Trustees & Executive Committee

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

•             Union County Community Improvement Corporation (CIC)

  • Board of Trustees
  • Executive Committee
  • Tax Incentive Review Council

•             County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) General Government and Operations Committee

•             MidWest US-Japan Association

•             Yorii Friendship Committee

•             North Central Ohio Solid Waste District (NCOSWD) Board of Trustees

•             NW33 Corridor Group

•             Tri-County Regional Jail Board of Directors

•             Union County Land Reutilization Corporation Board

•             Juvenile Treatment Court Advisory Committee

•             Family Treatment Court Advisory Committee

•             County Investment Advisory Board

•             County Records Commission


Commissioner Steve Stolte

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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:

•             President of the Board of Commissioners

•             Investment Advisory Board

•             Union County Chamber of Commerce

  • Board of Trustees
  • Executive Committee
  • Legislative Committee
  • Recognition Committee

•             Bridges Community Action Partnership

•             North Central Ohio Solid Waste District Board of Trustees

•             Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

•             Team Marysville Civic Infrastructure Committee & Special Improvement District (SID) Committee

•             County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO)

  • Delegate to Annual Meeting
  • Taxation and Finance Committee
  • Justice and Public Safety Committee
  • Special Ditch and Drainage Committee Chair 

•             County Risk Sharing Authority (CORSA) Board of Trustees

•             Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) Board of Trustees & Central Ohio RTPO Chair

•             Ohio Geographically Referenced Information Program (OGRIP) Council member

•             Union County Data Processing Board - Vice Chair

•             Union County Housing Council

•             Union County Records Commission

•             Union County Republican Party Central Committee

•             Joint Recreation District Board

•             Ohio Historic Bridge Association