J. Ken Estep is the EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  of this Commission.  Ken served in the US Army from May 1968 through December 1969, including a tour in Vietnam.  He is an active life member of American Legion #16 – is Past Post Commander, currently serves as Judge Advocate, and serves on the American Legion District 5 Executive Board.  Ken is Past District 5 American Legion Commander, and in 1994, the National American Legion awarded him Legionnaire of the month.  He is a life member of AMVETS Post 26, life member of VFW Post 9943, member of Voiture 20 40 et 8, trustee at Trinity United Methodist Church, and member of Richland County AFL-CIO.  Ken worked at Ideal Electric, retiring as an inspector after 39 years, worked 10 years as Labor Liaison Officer at Richland County United Way, and has lived in Richland County for over 60 years

Penni M. Jordan is a Service Officer of this Commission.  After serving 20 years in the U.S. Navy, Penni retired as a Navy Hospital Corpsman on September 30, 2003.  While serving in the Navy, she was stationed in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina, and served 8 of her last 11 years as a U.S. Marine Corpsman.  Before joining the military Penni graduated from Plymouth High School, growing up in Richland County.  After being away for almost 30 years, she returned to Richland County in 2011.  Penni has been a Service Officer since May 2014, and is a member of the Shelby American Legion.

Joshua P. Hurrell is a Service Officer of this Commission.  Josh served in the US Marine Corps from June 1999 to March 2002.  He was part of HQSPT BN MCB as a supply clerk at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.  He is a lifelong resident of Richland County.  He is a life member and Senior Vice Commander of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 21, member and Sgt. Of Arms of Marine Corps League Detachment #527 Mansfield, Ohio, member of American Legion Post #16, and member of AMVETS Post #26.  He is a graduate of Ohio State in social work.  He has been a service officer since 2016.

Administrative Staff

Sue Dell is the Secretary for the Commission and Secretary to the Executive Director. Sue has been a full time employee since February 1975. Sue has an Associates Degree from North Central Technical College.   She is a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3494.

Brenda K. Morris is one of the Receptionist of this Commission.

Tauri M. Dell is on our the Receptionists of this Commission.