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John R. Hamercheck, Commissioner
Lake County Commissioner John R. Hamercheck was elected to serve as one of three Lake County Commissioners. Hamercheck’s term as Commissioner commenced on January 3, 2017. Commissioner Hamercheck was re-elected to a second term that commenced on January 3, 2021.
Prior to taking office as Commissioner, Hamercheck built a successful engineering and communications firm, which he managed since 1992.
Hamercheck served as an elected member of Madison Village Council starting in 2006, and, with two re-elections, continuously serving until taking office as Commissioner in 2017. Hamercheck served four of those years as President of Council.
Hamercheck served as an auxiliary police officer for Madison Village. Hamercheck became Auxiliary Team Leader and Community Outreach Coordinator. Several other officers who were part of the auxiliary team have gone on to part-time and full-time positions as officers in Madison and other communities. In 2003, Hamercheck was named Madison Village Police Officer of the Year, the first time that award was given to an auxiliary officer.
As Commissioner, Hamercheck has served as the President of the Board of Commissioners in 2018, 2020, 2021, and 2022. Hamercheck also serves as President of the Executive Board for the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA). Additionally, Hamercheck has served as an Executive Board member of the County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO), and is the representative to the State Executive Interoperability Board (SEIC) for the CCAO.
Hamercheck is a lifelong Lake County resident, John and his wife, Susan, were married in 1992 and together they have two daughters, Dyan and Sarah.