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Richard C. (Dick) Church, Jr.
Took office: January 1, 1992
Current term: Sixth
Term expires: December 31, 2015
Previous office held:
Miamisburg City Councilman, 1988-92
Office phone: 937/847-6458
Home phone: 937/866-2603
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As a lifelong resident of Miamisburg, it is a privilege and honor to serve this community as mayor. It is not an exaggeration to say I am living a dream.
Miamisburg is a tight-knit community with a rich heritage and a deep sense of history. So named by City founders after the Miami Indians that once inhabited this region, Miamisburg is still recognized as home to the famous Indian Mound landmark located here.
Historic preservation is also a current theme for a citizen-led effort to revitalize Miamisburg's downtown area. Our Market Square District serves as the hub of downtown, and efforts are on-going to enhance the physical appearance there and attract visitors with retail, entertainment and dining opportunities. Attractions such as the fabled Hamburger Wagon (est 1913) are very popular and show the distinctive personality and charm of downtown Miamisburg.
Don't be confused, however, to think our appreciation for history represents a lack of focus on the future. To the contrary, City leaders have proven in the last three decades to be very pro-growth. Numerous annexations have increased Miamisburg's size to over 12 square miles, and the 2010 census report indicated that our population increased 3.6% in the decade to 20,181, even as Montgomery County's population decreased.
Our community also features a top-quality public school system, with a dedicated staff of administrators and faculty. The Miamisburg City School District, which also serves most of Miami Township and a section of German Township, is the pride of our City and offers comprehensive educational opportunities for our young people. Three schools in the system, Miamisburg High School (1998), Wantz Middle School (2000) and Kinder Elementary (2003), have been named national Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence in recent years, and student proficiency test results often exceed state averages. As an alumnus, I know first-hand that the well-rounded education provided by our system is second to none.
From a business standpoint, Miamisburg is best-known as being the site of a former federal government defense production facility. The U.S. Department of Energy announced in the early 1990s that it would decommission the "Mound" plant after fulfilling its environmental cleanup responsibilities. That cleanup was completed in 2010, and the entire 306-acre complex is now a commercial business park with approximately 15 private businesses already operating at Mound. The City's largest employers are the Kettering Health Network, operator of Sycamore Medical Center, and Avery Dennison.
The many great things happening in our community are being recognized by others. In its November 2007 issue, Ohio Magazine named Miamisburg one of five recipients statewide of its annual "Best Hometown" designation. What an honor! There are many reasons to agree with this assessment.
From the level of City services we offer to the quality of life our residents enjoy to the strategies in place to ensure our community remains financially sound and politically strong, Miamisburg is poised to meet the challenges ahead in the 21st century.
Our community today is a growing, vibrant, suburban area that retains a small-town atmosphere where family ties and traditional values abound. There is much to learn about Miamisburg, and I encourage you to browse through the information presented elsewhere on this website. Thank you for your interest in Miamisburg.
Richard C. Church, Jr.
Key Civic Affiliations
Mayor Church's leadership extends locally, regionally and nationally:
* Energy Communities Alliance (past National Chairman)
* Former member, U.S. Department of Energy Environmental Management Advisory Board, Long-Term Stewardship Committee and Contracting and Management Committee
* National League of Cities
* Board of Directors, Montgomery-Greene County Mayors and Managers Assn. (past President)
* Montgomery County Solid Waste District (Chair)
* Montgomery County Dispatch Policy Committee (Chair)
* Miami Valley Emergency Management Committee (Chair)
* Advisory Board, Montgomery County Combined Health District
* Board of Directors, Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC)
* Board, Mound Development Corporation
* Board, Downtown Miamisburg, Inc.
* Miamisburg Municipal Trust Fund Committee (Chair)
* Board, Miamisburg Historical Society
* Appalachian Outreach Community Advisory Board, Sinclair Community College
* Miamisburg Rotary Club (past President)
* Antioch Shrine, Dayton, Ohio (past Potentate)
* Former member, Board of Governors, Dayton 32° Masonic Learning Center for Children
* Great Lakes Shrine Association (past President)
* 33° Mason