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Steve Patterson


Athens, Ohio


Mayor Steve Patterson has lived in Athens for 19 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 as a Board Member on the Athens County Economic Development Council, the Buckeye Hills Regional Council, Athens County Transportation Improvement District, the Athens County Foundation, the Southeast Ohio Public Energy Council (SOPEC), the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC), the International Town-Gown Association Board of Directors, the National League of Cities University Communities Council, and the National League of Cities Public Safety and Crime Prevention Advocacy Council. Mayor Patterson has also served as a Board Member and President of the Ohio Brew Week Board of Directors and was a charter member of the Athens Areas Citizens for the Arts.

As a 2-term At-Large Councilmember for Athens, he served as the Chair of the City and Safety Service Committee, the Vice Chair of Finance and Personnel Committee, Chair of the Athens Commission on Disabilities, Council Representative for the Arts, Parks, and Recreation Advisory Board, Co-Chair Armory Ad-hoc Committee, and as a member of the Athens Farmer’s Market Long Range Planning Leadership Group.

As a tenured faculty member at Ohio University from 1998 to 2016, he has served on the Ohio University Faculty Senate and had been a member of the Faculty Senate Executive Council (Member-at-large), the Professional Relations Committee, and the Finance & Facilities Committee.

Finally, Mayor Patterson and his wife Connie are the proud parents of beautiful, 6 ½ year-old twin girls, Adelia and Alana.


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