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Commissioner Detrick
Commissioner John DetrickClark County Commissioner John Detrick
John Detrick was born in Clark County, Ohio and is a graduate of Tecumseh High School and Wittenberg University with a bachelor of science degree in education.

Career
Prior to his first election as county commissioner in 1996, he was the owner / manager of Springfield Tire and Battery from 1970 to 1997 when the business was sold. At its peak, the business operated five outlets and had 65 employees. Before he began working in the family business he taught at Springfield South High School and Mechanicsburg High School.

Community Involvement & Family
John is involved in numerous community affairs including several service organizations and St. John’s Lutheran Church. John is the husband of Karen, the father of two grown children, Dan and Kim, and grandfather of five grandchildren.

Current Offices
John is currently serving as representative on the Farmland Preservation Advisory Board for the State of Ohio and also served on the State Board for Bike Trails for the State of Ohio. John is also involved in Junior Achievement and has helped with numerous membership fundraisers and drives.

Other Outstanding Achievements
John participated in acquiring the Springview Government Center from the State of Ohio, a 91,000 square foot facility on 17 acres for $1.

He strongly encourages economic development in Clark County. He is a member of the Greater Springfield Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) Board and continually works with the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce. He has been involved in attracting employers such as Red Roof Inn, Assurant Group, Ritchie Brothers, MEVA, and HEF.

John was named Outstanding Citizen of the Year in 2008 by the Leadership Academy. He was also nominated by the Dayton Business Journal as one of the 25 people who most influenced the Miami Valley in the last 10 years. He was ranked 19th.

John was recently named Father of the Year in 2010 by the Urban League for promoting fatherhood.

“John constantly strives to reduce cost in Clark County, Ohio”