Commissioner John Mefford has lived in Union for more than 20 years, and has served twice on the City Commission. He first served in 2006, filling an unexpired term, and has been elected four times since, starting in 2010.
Mefford is well-known in the community, having served as an honors chemistry instructor at Ryle High School since 2005.
Prior to his time in teaching, Mefford had a career as a chemist, working at both Michelm
an, Inc. in Cincinnati and at Franklynn Industries in Loveland, where he was a Senior Discovery Chemist. He felt the desire to help others learn and received a Master’s in Teaching from Northern Kentucky in 2006. He also holds a bachelor’s of Chemistry from NKU and a master’s in chemistry from Cincinnati as well.
Mefford is active in the community and is a member of several committees and groups both at Ryle and in the Union area. He currently serves as the Communications Chair for Union.
He and his wife, Karen, have three children, including the youngest, Ethan, who is a recent graduate of Ryle High and is attending Northern Kentucky this fall.