COLUMBUS — Darryl D. Mehaffie was inducted into the Association of Ohio Commodores on June 18. The Association of Ohio Commodores inducted 22 people from around Ohio during the Annual Summer Meeting at Hilton Easton, located in Columbus.
Mehaffie is a retired teacher who spent 30 years educating the children of western Ohio and has since devoted his educational experience to the state of Ohio as a former member of the State Board of Education, as well as, a current member of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges and is the current chairman of the board of Edison State Community College. Mehaffie remains active in his community through his involvement with the Ohio Arts Council, The Historical Society and the Darke County Center for the Arts.
The Association of Ohio Commodores is a group of individuals recognized by the Governor of Ohio with the state’s most distinguished honor, The Executive Order of the Ohio Commodore. Each year outstanding Ohioans are recognized for their business accomplishment, acumen, and leadership with this prestigious honor.
Gov. James A. Rhodes formed the Association of Ohio Commodores in 1966 for the purpose of assisting the state of Ohio in advancement in all areas contributing to the growth of and development of the state and greater prosperity of its citizens. The association was incorporated under the laws of the State of Ohio in 1971 as a non-profit organization and now its esteemed members are primarily involved with supporting the Office of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor.
The Association is a nonpartisan organization that currently boasts a diverse and dedicated membership of more than 350 men and women. Members include government officials, distinguished university presidents and administrators; banking and legal professionals; leaders of trade organizations; chambers and economic development organization’s; and senior management executives of large, medium and small manufacturer’s from across Ohio in a wide variety of industries.
Senator Keith Faber and William (Bill) Morgan sponsored Mehaffie.
For more information, go to www.ohiocommodores.org