Contact Marilyn John

Marilyn John

After graduating from Plymouth High School, Marilyn John attended North Central State College earning an Associate’s Degree in Business Management. She went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Marketing and a Masters of Business Administration from Ashland University. While working on her MBA, she worked as a Commercial Lines Underwriter at the Shelby Insurance Company, later becoming the Executive Director of the Shelby Senior Center. In 2009, Marilyn was elected Mayor of the City of Shelby serving until her election as a Richland County Commissioner in 2015. As an elected official, her main goals have been job creation through economic development, finding flood solutions for flood prone areas of the county, and working with junior high students to develop strong leadership skills through a program she founded, LeaderRichland. Marilyn and her husband Kevin have two children and attend Crossroads Community Church.
Contact Darrell Banks

Darrell Banks

Darrell Banks has had many experiences in his life that have prepared him for his current position of Richland County Commissioner with the most in common with commissioner, of course, was as Mayor. Darrell has spent the last nine years as Mayor of the Village of Bellville.

For over a quarter century Darrell was in business in Richland County. He was the owner and President of San-Dar, Inc., which did business as San-Dar Smorgasbord, San-Dar Acres Golf Course, Pizza-on-the-Alley, San-Dar Tours, and San-Dar Hospitality Services. Darrell also spent twelve years as a vocational teacher as instructor of the Marketing, Travel and Tourism Program at the Knox County Career Center in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

Darrell has been an industry leader throughout his career. He was president of the Ohio Restaurant Association, he served on the Ohio Travel Association’s Board of Trustees, Darrell was Co-founder and Chairman of the Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau in the mid 1970’s and just completed a term as President of the Mayors Association of Ohio. In the 1980’s Darrell served on the Governor’s Tourism Advisory Committee. Darrell was honored to receive the Life Time Achievement Award from the Ohio Restaurant Association and the Ohio Travel Association’s Paul Sherlock Award for outstanding contribution to Ohio’s Travel Industry.

Darrell served in the U.S. Army from 1969-1972. Darrell is a member of Bellville’s American Legion Post #535 and AMVETS Post #43.

He is committed to the development and service to Richland County. In addition to serving in leadership roles in the Village of Bellville and the Clear Fork area, Darrell served on the Citizens Advisory Board for the Richland Emergency Management Agency (911), and the Regional Planning Commission Citizens Advisory Board.

Darrell is a Clear Fork High School graduate, earned an Associate Degree from Iowa State University, and attended The Ohio State, Bowling Green, Ashland, Walsh and Mount Vernon Nazarene Universities for education, marketing and computer classes. Darrell resides in Bellville, Ohio, with his wife, Marty of 49 years. They have two married children, Julie (Tad) and Kyle (Vanessa) and three wonderful grandchildren (Brynna, Rhys and Gavyn). He is a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Contact Tony Vero

Tony Vero

Anthony “Tony” Vero was born and raised in Canton, Ohio, and he took permanent residence in Richland County in the fall of 2004. Tony is married to Melanie Vero who also works in Richland County. They have a 12-year-old Golden Retriever named Molly who accompanies them nearly everywhere.

Tony graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science. He continued his education, graduating from the University of Akron School of Law, and he is licensed to practice law in the state of Ohio.

Prior Employment
Prior to taking office on January 3, 2017, Tony worked in the private sector (manufacturing industry) for ArcelorMittal Shelby in the areas of Human Resources, Labor Relations, and Workers’ Compensation.

Public Service
The Village of Lexington Council appointed Tony to fill a vacant Council seat in October of 2012 due largely in part to his service to the community. Tony volunteered with the Lexington High School Football team, the Lexington Blueberry Festival, and the Lexington Bicentennial Celebration. He chaired the Bicentennial Committee, working with a group of community-minded Lexington residents to incorporate 14 events into Lexington’s Bicentennial year. He later ran for a full-time Council seat where he served as a councilman until December 31, 2016 following his election as commissioner. Tony is also a member of the Richland County Republican Party Central Committee.

Goals as Commissioner
One of Tony’s main goals as commissioner is to collaborate on a balanced budget that has a strong foundation for today and beyond. Tony believes partnering on a budget with a strong cash position is important for a county’s economic development by establishing confidence in those looking to invest in a community.
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