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Posted on: January 3, 2024

Clark County Commissioner Melanie Flax Wilt appointed to CCAO Board of Directors

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Clark County Commissioner Melanie Flax Wilt was recently appointed to serve on the County Commissioners Association of Ohio Board of Directors.

Flax Wilt, who is serving her second term on the commission, was appointed by CCAO President and Tuscarawas County Commissioner Chris Abbuhl.

“This is a great opportunity to bring Clark County into the conversations that are occurring at the state level regarding county and local governments and the issues that impact us,” she said. “I'm honored to be appointed, and look forward to serving the association.”

Flax Wilt was first elected to the Board of Clark County Commissioners in 2016 and has served as board president since 2019. She is a lifelong resident of Clark County and grew up on a fourth generation farm in South Charleston. She’s a second generation commissioner, serving in the same seat her grandfather Gordon Flax held from 1988-1995. She also owns Shiftology Communication, an agricultural communications agency.

CCAO supports effective county government through legislative advocacy, education and training, quality enterprise service programs and a greater understanding of county government. By partnering with county commissioners, executives and council members, CCAO and its members work toward a shared goal of improving and advancing Ohio’s 88 counties.

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