MOUNT VERNON — Former commissioner, Shirley W. Fletcher, owner/operator of Shirley’s Sign Service since 1963, announces her bid to resume a position on the Board of Knox County Commissioners.
Having served as commissioner from 1989 through 1992, Fletcher has the knowlege and skills required of the job without “on-the-job” training.
Fletcher presently holds the position of Native American on the National Emergency Food and Shelter Board having been appointed by fellow commissioners Dick Mavis and Donny Yauger in 1991.
She is vice president of the County Commissioners Association of Ohio Alumni Association and is chairman of the Board of Zoning Appeals in Pike Township, serving in this capacity since it was established in 1995. She was recently appointed to serve on the committee to present suggestions to the membership to spend down the funds of the not-for-profit group during the annual meeting of CCAO-CEOA.
Fletcher was appointed by Gov. George Voinovich to the first Underground Storage Tank Release Compensation Board which deals with leaking petroleum tanks.
“I’ve been interested in politics and the political process since 1967 when I was co-chairman with Dr. William Steffan Jr. of the LeMay for President campaign, which resulted in Gen. Curtis E. LeMay becoming a vice presidential candidate in 1968,” said Fletcher.
Fletcher, the first woman Bee Inspector in Ohio, originated the Kokosing Valley Beekeepers Association with Harold Bower Jr, Knox County Service Forrester, in 1975. The commissioners oversee the bee inspectors reports and budget.
She was married to the Knox County Dog Warden, Roger Fletcher for 42 years.
“I am ready to go to work again and even though the next few years may prove to be challenging working together we can remain financially sound,” said Fletcher.