Gregory A. Simmons

Board of County Commissioners
Title: Vice President
Phone: (937) 440-5910

 Professional & Work Experience:

  • Current Chaplin of Miami County Fraternal Order of Police
  • Taught Police Academy at Sinclair and Edison State
  • Taught Juvenile Justice over 10 years at Edison State
  • Served as a Police Officer, Park District Ranger
  • One of Three Founders of Ohio Juvenile Detention Directors Association
  • Served as Vice President, Ohio Detention Directors Association
  • Trained with United States Department of Justice over 300 hours
  • Certified Professional Administrator in Juvenile Justice from University of Nevada
  • Served on various boards during Miami County tenure
  • Chief Probation Officer for Common Pleas Court
  • Miami County Children Services / Administration and Investigations
  • Miami County Republican Central Committeeman
  • Current Liaison for Sheriff Department and County Prosecuting Attorney

 Present Board Memberships:

  • Juvenile Court Rehabilitation Board
  • Miami County Council
  • Miami County Planning Commission
  • Transit Advisory Committee
  • Central Communication Board of Directors
  • Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission
  • Community Corrections Planning Board
  • Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Miami County Drug Free Coalition
  • National Association of Counties (Board of Justice & Public Safety)
  • County Commissioners Association of Ohio
  • EMA - WMD/Terrorism Committee; LEPC

 About Greg Simmons:

Mr. Simmons elected November 2016 for a four year term commencing January 2, 2017. Greg is a graduate of Piqua Central High School and is Edison States first graduate. He also obtained a Bachelors and Masters degree in Education, from Wright State University and Parkersburg Bible College. He served four years in the United States Navy being deployed overseas three times during the Vietnam conflict. He is the founder and retired Senior Pastor of The Upper Room Worship Center. He remains an active part of the Pastoral team supporting the lead pastor and community events. He directed government agencies for over 25 years. He retired from Director of West Central Juvenile Facility after working in that position over 14 years. Greg and his wife reside in Troy, Ohio. They have six children and eleven grandchildren, all of which reside in Miami County, but one. They are active supporters in the community.

Awards Received:

2003 - Alumnus Award from the Ohio Association of Community Colleges

Received two Certification of Appreciation awards from the Miami County Commissioners

2002 - Recognition from State Legislation of Ohio

2001 - Received a Bob Radar award: Chosen as Top Director in the Nation from the National Juvenile Detention Association

1985 - Received a Governor's Award for working with FEMA in the West Virginia Flood


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