GREENVILLE — The City of Greenville has a brand new face on its metropolis council. The Darke County Republican Central Committee Precinct Committeemen have not too long ago appointed Delores Ely to fill the unexpired portion of Doris Howdieshell’s present time period, representing Greenville’s Second Ward.
Ely, a Greenville native and Greenville High School graduate, has lived and raised her household in Greenville. She retired in 2012 from EMTEC/Southwest Central Ohio Procurement Technical Assistance Center, a non-profit partially funded by the Department of Defense, the Ohio Department of Development and the Edison supplies Technology.
“I’ve all the time tried to be told as to what is going on in my residence city. I labored in Dayton for years and that didn’t allow me to take an energetic half in native politics. Since my retirement, I’ve change into extra engaged in what’s happening,” mentioned Ely.
Since her retirement, Ely has change into an energetic member of the neighborhood as member of the Darke County Republican Party Central Committee and as a member of the Darke County Republican Women’s Club, at present serving as its second vice-president. She additionally serves as an election ballot employee. In addition, Ely is concerned with many Radiant Lighthouse church ministries, the place she based a Bible research for the developmentally disabled, and has seen the group develop from two to 18 members who attend weekly. Ely additionally makes herself out there to seniors once they have transportation wants for medical doctors’ appointments, grocery purchasing and different errands.
In her new function as metropolis councilwoman, Ely commented on what points and issues she would prioritize in representing her constituents.
“There are many objects that want to be addressed in our metropolis. I’m at present attempting to carry myself up to date with regards to probably the most urgent objects which were and can be introduced to council,” she mentioned. “I’ve hung out reviewing earlier minutes and committee studies in order that I could be knowledgeable and find a way to make correct selections with regards to metropolis enterprise. I’ve two social points which might be of nice curiosity and concern to me, the senior residents and the developmentally disabled residents of our neighborhood. I would really like to see extra alternatives and providers provided to these two underserved teams of residents.”
Ely represents these residing in Greenville’s Second Ward, which spans three precincts: W. Fourth Street (south) to Sater Street and Sweitzer St. (west) to Haddison Ave; Sater St. (south) to Southbrook Dr. and Fair Street (west) to Jackson St.; and Chestnut St. (south) to Fair St. and Oak St. (west) to Harrison Ave. Her high precedence is reaching out to her constituents and all Greenville residents, to hear to their issues and strategies for the long run, and convey them ahead to the town council.
“As I change into extra acquainted with the workings of the town and the wants of the Ward I serve, I’ll then find a way to tackle points intimately,” Ely mentioned. “I’m at present placing collectively a reality sheet about myself to distribute to these within the ward asking what issues they’ve and what they’d like to see occur in our metropolis.”
Ely added, “I look ahead to serving the residents of Greenville and people who reside within the Second Ward. I’ll do by finest to all the time have an open thoughts, to take a look at the info, prices, and to make selections primarily based on what is sweet for the entire residents of Greenville.”
Ely has not too long ago been appointed to serve on a number of Greenville City Council committees, together with the rest of the 2020-2021 time period as a member of the Committee on Law, because the vice chairman of the Committee on Personnel and Public Relations, and as chairman of the Committee and Issues of Zoning, Planning and Governmental Relations. In addition to her metropolis board participation, Ely has additionally been appointed to function a member of the Community Action Partnership Board, the Council on Aging Board and the Volunteer Firefighters Dependent Fund Board.
She is dedicated to encouraging Greenville residents to take part in metropolis authorities, by attending conferences and voicing their issues.
“All residents, each younger and previous, must be focused on how their metropolis authorities operates. One of the perfect methods is to attend a council assembly. The public, due to COVID restrictions, can attend conferences at current time through Zoom or by YouTubeLive. As restrictions are lifted, the general public can attend a gathering on the primary and third Tuesdays of every month,” mentioned Ely, including, “It can be essential to know the people who make up your metropolis authorities.”
Ely could also be contacted by telephone at 937-569-1581 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Residents might also write Ely by sending a letter to 1105 Harrison Avenue, Greenville, OH 45331.
Ely will subsequent run for re-election in 2023.
Delores Ely being sworn in as Second Ward Greenville City Councilman by Mayor Steve Willman. Ely, who was appointed by the Darke County Republican Central Committee to fill the unexpired portion of Doris Howdieshell’s present time period, could also be contacted by telephone at 937-569-1581 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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