Matt Miller served two terms as an Ashland County Commissioner before being named the Business Administrator at the Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center. After spending three years at the Kroc Center helping get the center up and running, Matt accepted a position with the Ohio Department of Transportation, where he served as the Deputy Director of Business & Human Resources.
As a county commissioner, Matt earned the reputation of being a leader who listens to the people he serves. During one of the most challenging economic times in our state’s history, Matt worked to make Ashland County government a model of efficiency by reducing government spending and resisting movements to increase local taxes. He proved to be a strong leader and tireless advocate for the working families of our community, and voters overwhelmingly re-elected him to a second term.
In 2017, after serving two years as Council Member-At-Large on the Ashland City Council, Matt was elected the 54th Mayor of the great City of Ashland. Since that day he has worked tirelessly to revitalize our ever-changing hometown. With a focus on cleaning up our neighborhoods and eliminating blight, revitalizing our beautiful downtown and recruiting new housing and new businesses, he has played a key role in transforming out great city.
A former president of the Board of Directors of Hospice of North Central Ohio and past president of the Ashland Pregnancy Care Center, Matt also served on the Board of Directors of the Appleseed Community Mental Health Center and the Ashland County Community Academy. He is a former member of the Ashland County Developmental Disabilities Board, as well as a former United Way Campaign Chair and graduate of Leadership Ashland. Matt continues to be active in the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce and he currently serves as the president of the Ashland Area Economic Development organization.
Born and raised in the Ashland area, Matt is a graduate of Ashland University where he was both a Presidential Scholar and Ashbrook Scholar at the John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs. In 2007, Matt received the Ashland University Outstanding Alumni Award.
Matt and his wife Melanie are active in their church, and continue to volunteer with numerous organizations throughout Northeast Ohio.