Posey is a litigation partner with Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP. Morris is the CEO for Ohio Valley Construction Education Foundation and president of the Montgomery County Association of Township Officials. Gomez is a political consultant and works as a staff assistant for U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot. Matthews works in the health care industry.
Posey said he is glad that voters responded to an “issue-focused and experience-focused” campaign, he said.
“They elected the two candidates with the most experience and that really have a goal and background of working for the public and in the business community,” he said. “It’s nice to have a body of work and a professional background, and a community service-oriented background recognized by the community.”
Morris said he was “extraordinarily pleased” that the citizens of Miamisburg and Miami Twp. saw fit to re-elect Posey and himself to continue the work that they’ve been doing “to better the community.”
“We’re very excited about the opportunity that’s being offered to us and we’re going to take full advantage of the faith that has been granted to us,” he said.
Posey, during his campaign, emphasized maximizing American Rescue Plan Funds, which he said will allow the township to upgrade vital community services, and to assist businesses in bringing back jobs to reinvigorate the economy, he said.
He highlighted using the recently-created Community Innovation Fund designed to solicit community and business input on how best to use the American Rescue Plan funds, to leverage those one-time dollars with no local tax impact to the community.
Other priorities Posey outlined included ensuring the stability and success of the Dayton Mall area and revitalizing the township’s park system by improving access to them and updating them.
Morris ran for re-election with a top priority of “public safety through outstanding police and fire departments.”
He touted that during his first term, the board of trustees added more police officers and gave them body cameras and other equipment to better do their jobs. He also highlighted that in 2022, ongoing funding of the fire department will be a major discussion and negotiation between the township and the city of Miamisburg.
Morris also emphasized included ensuring parks are improved and more roads are repaved.