The “hats” speech – Springfield area job growth – parts 1 (mfg) + 2 (military)

Clark County Commissioner John Detrick visited the residents of Grand Court Senior Living facility in Springfield, Ohio on March 23 to give his famous “Hats of Springfield” presentation about job growth in Clark County. This video is split into six parts. Here are parts 1 and 2:

Part 1: Manufacturing

Part 2: Military

About John Detrick
John Detrick is a graduate of Tecumseh High School and Wittenberg University with a Bachelor of Science degree in education.  Prior to his first election as County Commissioner in 1996, he was the owner/manager of Springfield Tire and Battery from 1970 to 1997 when the business was sold.  At its peak the business operated five outlets and had 65 employees.  Before he began working in the family business he taught at South High School and Mechanicsburg High School.  John is involved in numerous community affairs including several service organizations and St. John’s Lutheran Church.  John is the husband of Karen, the father of two grown children Dan Detrick and Kim Whitley, and grandfather of five.

John is currently serving as representative on the Farmland Preservation Advisory Board for the State of Ohio and also served on the State Board for Bike Trails for the State of Ohio. John is also involved in Junior Achievement and has helped with numerous membership fundraisers and drives. John participated in acquiring the Springview Government Center from the State of Ohio, a 91,000 square foot facility on 17 acres for $1.00.

He strongly encourages economic development in Clark County.  He is a member of the CIC Board and continually works with the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce. John is also affiliated with Otto Paintz which is managed by his son Dan Detrick.  He is involved in some property management. John has been involved in attracting employers such as Red Roof Inn, Assurant Group, Ritchie Brothers, MEVA, and HEF.

>> Clark County Commission Web site


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