David C. Ditzler

Commissioners Office
Title: Commissioner
David Ditzler

Term Start Date: January 2013

Education History

Dave is a lifelong resident of Mahoning County and Austintown, and a 1976 Austintown Fitch Graduate. Dave received his Associate Degree in Applied Business from Youngstown State University in 1982, and his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Youngstown State University in 1984.

Career History
Dave was first elected Austintown Township Trustee in November 1993, and has subsequently been reelected in 1997, 2001, 2005, and 2009, serving the people of Austintown as their Trustee since January 1, 1994. He was recently inducted into The Austintown Growth Foundation Hall of Fame Class of 2004 for Community Service. He has been elected a Mahoning County Democratic Precinct Committee Person for Austintown since 1986, and served as The Mahoning County Democratic Party Chair from 1999 through 2001. He was elected a Delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 2000 for Al Gore, elected again as a Delegate to the 2004 Democratic National Convention for John Kerry, and again in 2008 for Hillary Clinton.

He has been a Steelworker his entire career, as a Member of USWA Local 1418 Youngstown Sheet and Tube / Jones and Laughlin Steel from 1977 to 1983. He was employed by Thomas Steel Strip Corporation from 1983 through 2005 as Sales Manager, then electing to accept the position of Global Manager of Sales for The American Nickeloid Corporation in 2006.

Dave and his wife Jenny of 18 years reside at 6696 New Road in a home that the 2 built themselves, along with their 4-legged children, Midnight and Zoey. Jenny is a Founding Member of the Austintown Junior Women’s League and a Sales Manager for Macy’s Southern Park Mall for the past 30 years.

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