46 S. South Street, Suite 213
2nd Floor Courthouse
Wilmington, Ohio  45177
Telephone:    937-382-2103
Fax:   937-383-2884

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Boards of County Commissioners are the general administrative body for county government.  They are the county government taxing, budgeting, appropriating, and purchasing authority.  They also have many other responsibilities including annexations, rezonings, and drainage ditch hearings. County Commissioners must work with all other elected officials and with judges to assure that they are properly funded to perform their statutory duties.

The Board of Clinton County Commissioners meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m till end of business each week.  Please call 937-382-2103 for an appointment.

Meet Your Commissioners


Patrick Haley

Patrick Haley

Commissioner Patrick Haley

Patrick Haley, President of the Clinton County Board of Commissioners, began his first term in January, 2011. Mr. Haley has enjoyed a distinguished career in the fields of law enforcement, criminal justice, government and business. He began his law enforcement career when he joined the Wilmington, Ohio Police Department in 1970, before moving to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy sheriff in 1976. Haley was elected Sheriff of Clinton County, Ohio, in 1980, serving two four-year terms.

Most recently, he served as President of Integrated Biometric Technology (IBT), Nashville, Tennessee, a national biometric firm that provides electronic fingerprinting equipment and personnel to the Transportation Security Administration and Homeland Security.

Prior to joining Integrated Biometric Technology, Mr. Haley served on the personal staff of Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia.

Commissioner Haley also served on the staff of Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore, serving on the Governor’s Transition Team and Personal Staff, working in the Governor’s Office of Media Relations.  Gilmore appointed Haley to serve as Deputy Coordinator of Law Enforcement Accreditation for the Department of Criminal Justice Services, in association with the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission.

Prior to joining the Governor’s Office, Haley served as the Chief Deputy Sheriff of Henrico County, Virginia where he was second-in-command of the 450-person organization, and oversaw a twenty-one million dollar budget.

As Commissioner, Haley has a special interest in economic development and bringing jobs to Clinton County.  He currently serves as Chair of the Clinton County Records Commission, is a member of the Clinton County Solid Waste Policy Committee, as well as, a member of the Martinsville-Midland Sewer Project Committee.  Commissioner Haley is also a member of the Clinton County Foundation.

Commissioner Haley has attended the FBI Academy’s Professional Law Enforcement Administration Program, in association with the University of Virginia, and attended the FBI Academy’s Senior Management Program at Quantico, Virginia.  Haley attended Wright State University, Hocking College and Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia.

Haley is an author and presenter on issues related to organizational change and law enforcement accreditation. He has been published in the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Virginia Criminal Intelligence Association Magazine, The Validator. Most recently, he has written a book entitled ‘The Danes Murders: Lost Innocence in Lees Creek’ a non-fiction account of a Clinton County family. Haley is married to Blanchester native, Brenda Freeman Haley.  Son Greg, and his wife Kristen and grandson, Jack, live in Lexington, Kentucky.

Kerry R. Steed

Kerry Steed Clinton County Commissioner

Commissioner Kerry Steed

A lifelong resident of Clinton County, Kerry R. Steed is the husband to Valerie and the proud father of two precocious children, Abbey and Andy.

Steed grew up on a small, family farm, with his two sisters, near Martinsville, Ohio.  He graduated from Wilmington High School in 1988 and went on to study in Wright State Universities’ Engineering program.  Steed returned to Wilmington in 1993 after purchasing the business from his mother, Gayle Steed.

Steed’s professional role in the community is not limited to President and CEO of Generations Pizzeria, a local landmark in the community since 1962.  He has served as president of many boards and committees and has been an advocate for a multitude of organizations ranging from Rotary to Leadership Clinton.

After securing a win in the primary election of 2012 Steed was sworn in as Clinton County Commissioner serving honorably since March 2012.  Other than having the unconditional love and support of his family he views his public service as his greatest achievement.

Brenda Woods

Brenda Woods

Commissioner Brenda K. Woods

Brenda K. Woods is the newest elected member to the Clinton County Board of Commissioners, taking her seat on January 2, 2017.

Her past experience includes 24 years as the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners and Assistant County Administrator.  She has also served as the Wayne Township Fiscal Officer for 16 years and the Executive Assistant to the Mayor of the City of Wilmington for 4 years.

Through her experience in county, township and municipal government, she brings with her an extensive knowledge of budgeting experience, working with Elected Officials and Department Heads and serving the needs of the citizens of Clinton County.

Brenda and her husband Larry have been married for 26 years and have both resided in Clinton County all of their lives.  Brenda and Larry have three children Grant, Garrett and Gabrielle.

Brenda plans to utilize her knowledge in moving Clinton County in a continued positive direction and looks forward to serving the many citizens of Clinton County in the years to come.


Mary Ann Foland, County Administrator
Diana L. Groves, Clerk of Board
Lisa Hipke, Deputy Clerk, Prevailing Wage

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