Council

The Village of Camden is run by a mayor-council government system and thus has a six-member council and a mayor, all elected at large by the citizens of Camden. The Village Council provides direction and makes decisions in the best interest of Camden's citizens by making and following policy, passing ordinances and resolutions, and approving appropriations. The mayor is elected by the Village and heads the council, although does not vote except to break a tie vote of Council,

Additional duties of council include: providing direction and oversight to Village personnel, serving on various committees to bring items to council as needed, encouraging and promoting business and economic development in the Village, monitoring the financial status and future needs of the Village, and providing leadership in the development and implementation of various Village projects and programs.

Council meetings are normally held the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall.  Camden's leadership includes:

Mayor of Camden:   Dan Michael (email: Camdenohiomayor@gmail.com)

Council Members:

Kelly Doran  (937-452-3473)
Lizzy Jones (937-733-0666 or Lizzyjones45311@gmail.com)
Judy Michael (937-533-0309)
Carla Risner (937-533-7727)
Jeff Steele (937-533-7682)
Vacant Position

Village Fiscal OfficerTrina Wood Bronson  (937-452-7547)
Village Administrator and Code Official:  Rusty Wilson  (937-336-6882)

A list of Council Committees and Committee members:  can be found here.
Village Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes
:   Can be found here.

 

MEET YOUR MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS

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COUNCIL MEMBERS

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LIZZY JONES

Lizzy Jones was elected to council 2024. She moved to Camden October 2021 with her husband and four kids for the goal of finding home in a community. Her family owns and operates a local small business, Wild Roots Harvest, that makes natural products with as much locally sourced ingredients to Camden as possible. She is a homeschool mom that advocates for and assists families who want to learn about homeschooling. Lizzy started her journey advocating for an ordinance change to allow small flocks of chickens inside the village limits and from that success, she wants to continue to see what else she can do for Camden. She believes in treating our community as friends and friends are family. 

JUDY MICHAEL

Judy  Michael is a long-time Camden Council member and has been married married to long-time Camden resident Dan Michael since 1989.  She retired as General Manager of the Elms Hotel in Oxford,  OH after more than 15 years and currently (and joyfully) serves as Secretary for the First Southern Baptist Church in Camden. Judy has served on Camden Village Council under Mayors Gerry Wood, Gordon Flora, Ted Ashman, Dan Michael and Lisa Moss and now, Karen Moss. She's served on the Camden Day Committee (golf outing) multiple times and she is a loyal Cincinnati Bengals fan through feast and famine years and has attended both Bengal Super Bowls!

CARLA RISNER

Carla is a '03 Preble Shawnee grad and received her college degree from Miami University. She is a lifelong Camden resident where she enjoys spending time with her wife Sarah and their animals.  Carla is the partnership chair for Camden Comeback, a nonprofit in Camden where she has been able to combine her passion and love for her community with being able to help with needs of the community. Her favorite event she helped create is our local Home Run for Health fair. Carla's love of playing sports led her to her career path of sports medicine working in the operating room as an Orthopedic Surgical First Assistant for Dr. Krista Migliore in Hamilton for over 11 years now.  

JEFF STEELE

Jeff is a 3rd-generation Camden resident married for 31 years to a 4th-generation resident, Shannon Rhoden Steele. They have three children--all Preble Shawnee graduates. Jeff is a '85 graduate of Preble Shawnee and 2018 graduate of Washtenaw Community College. He is a project superintendent of a large company and a certified instructor of journeyworkers and apprentices in the plumbing and pipe fitting industry. He also is certified in numerous leadership and management programs. Jeff was a Member of Camden-Somers Township Fire Dept. from 1985-2003 achieving rank of assistant chief - and worked to merge Fire department and EMS.