Commissioner Hess

Steven R. Hess

I feel extremely fortunate to be able to work together with so many capable and dedicated people throughout our county, township and municipal governments, as we strive to be good stewards of this wonderful place with which we have been entrusted.”

Mr. Hess was raised on a farm in Concord Township along with two brothers and a sister.  He attended Graham schools and Concord Methodist Church and was active in 4-H, F.F.A and high school athletics.  After graduation in 1970, he attended Wilmington College, earning a degree in Agri-business.  He started his own farm operation in 1972, which he continues to operate as a no-till cash grain operation.

A member of Champaign County Farm Bureau since 1974, he has held various positions at the county level, serving as county president in 1995 and 1996.  Elected as state trustee on the Ohio Farm Bureau board of directors in 1996 representing a 4 county district, he continues to serve in that role.

Currently Steve serves on the County Commissioners Association of Ohio Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, and representative of the Board of Commissioners on the Area Agency on Aging, Caring Kitchen, Juvenile Detention Center, RC&D/Mad River Conservation, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Main Street Urbana, Community Corrections Planning, Dog and Kennel, Economic Development Council/CIC and Regional committees.

Now living near St. Paris in Johnson Township with his wife, Marsha and two of their three children, they are members of Concord United Methodist Church.