Ron Miller has been directly involved with township government for as long as he can remember. His first township memory was the blizzard of 1978 while watching the township plows struggle to make roads passable. He began mowing the township cemetery in eighth grade, and drove a snow plow upon high school graduation. Eventually, he was appointed a township trustee at the age of 25.
Miller was born and raised in Holmes Township in Crawford County, which he continues to call home. Ron and his brother own a successful grain and livestock farm.
His Grandpa Brooks was the biggest influence in his life. His favorite childhood memory was visiting his grandpa in Athens County. “He could do anything — make anything, fix anything — he was just a great role model,” says Miller.
Ron’s biggest life accomplishment ties to his role in the township — assisting to create an ambulance district that not only saves money, but provides better service to residents.
He says the most difficult aspect of public service today is working with a tight budget. He advises those thinking about serving to “study and know what you’re getting into, and have the time to dedicate to your role.” Depending on the time of year, he says he works up to 80 hours per week.