Glaser, born and raised in Dayton but a longtime Beavercreek resident, worked in various management positions for large corporations for 30 years before deciding to enter county politics 23 years ago.
“I remember when there were two 90-degree turns out on Fairfield Road,” Glaser said. “Now it’s its own metropolitan area.”
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As a young child, Glaser’s daughter would regularly make him nervous as she sped down their Beavercreek driveway on her three-wheeled bicycle, rolling into the busy residential street. Hoping for safer roadways for his children, the future commissioner said he felt his career was in a good place where he could affect change he was looking for in his community.
New challenges were always waiting, Glaser said, and he wanted to stay in politics to get the work done.
First serving as mayor of the city of Beavercreek, Glaser went on to serve eight years on the Beavercreek City Council along with seven years as a Beavercreek Township trustee.
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Additionally, he has served as president of the Greene County Township Association and has been a member of the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission as well as the Greene County Regional Planning Board, according to Greene County’s website.
Wanting to see job numbers improve at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was a primary influencer when deciding priorities over the years, Glaser said. Watching the success of the base spread into Beavercreek and other Greene County communities was a reason Glaser sought re-election term after term.
However, the commissioner said it’s time for a younger person to take his seat and make the decisions.