Mayor Steve Patterson has lived in Athens for 22 years working as an Associate Professor of Health Psychology at Ohio University until March, 2016 and is currently the Mayor of Athens, Ohio. Mayor Patterson served in the United States Air Force and the Air National Guard for over 20 years in both the Enlisted (9 years) and Commissioned (14 years) ranks and retired as a Major with the District of Columbia Air Nation Guard 113th Fighter Wing.
Mayor Patterson serves on the Board of Directors for the National League of Cities, the Buckeye Hills Regional Council, the Athens County Economic Development Council, the Athens County Foundation, the Southeast Ohio Public Energy Council (SOPEC), the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC), the International Town-Gown Association, and a voting member of the Ohio Mayors Alliance. Mayor Patterson as serves as the Vice-Chair for the National League of Cities University Communities Council, Vice-Chair for the Mayors Partnership for Progress, Athens County Transportation Improvement District, and the Athens County Regional Planning Commission.
Finally, Mayor Patterson and his wife Connie are the proud parents of beautiful, 8 year-old twin girls, Adelia and Alana.