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Welcome to the Office of the Shelby County Commissioners

Our agricultural / industrial county is located in the upper Miami Valley on the Interstate 75 corridor in west central Ohio.  The county seat of Sidney is a light industrial city surrounded on three sides by residential housing with a wide variety of industry, shopping and restaurants on the far west side.  Our beautiful courthouse square in the very heart of the city is surrounded by many historic buildings. Shelby County is noted for a rich agricultural heritage and industrial base and is a welcome place to live, work, and raise a family.

About The County Commissioners

County Commissioners are the general administrative body of the County government and perform duties which are specifically authorized by the state legislature. They are the County government taxing, budgeting, appropriating, and purchasing authority. They hold title to County property. Commissioners’ responsibilities also include hearing and ruling on annexations, approving drainage improvements through the petition ditch process, establishing water and sewer district rates as well as making improvements, and providing for solid waste disposal.

Julie Ehemann

Bob Guillozet

Tony Bornhorst

Our Staff

Pamela Steinke, Clerk | Administrative Coordinator
Janet Schmerge, Assistant Clerk | Fiscal Officer
Teresa McCorkle, Administrative Assistant | HR Generalist


County History

Shelby County was established in 1819 with Hardin serving as the first County seat. The name Shelby came from General Isaac Shelby, an officer in the American Revolution who was noted for his bravery and honesty, and was elected Governor of Kentucky. The people of the County chose the name Shelby because many of them were from Kentucky and admired General Shelby a great deal.

The 420 square-mile county is a blend of agriculture and industry giving Shelby County a stable economy. The County is made up of 14 townships with trustees handling duties in each, eight incorporated villages (Anna, Botkins, Fort Loramie, Kettlersville, Lockington, Port Jefferson, Jackson Center and Russia) and one city (Sidney). The population of the County is 49,423.