Anthony “Tony” Vero was born and raised in Canton, Ohio, and he took permanent residence in Richland County in the fall of 2004. Tony is married to Melanie Vero who also works in Richland County, and they have one daughter named Aubriana.
Tony graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science. He continued his education, graduating from the University of Akron School of Law, and he is licensed to practice law in the state of Ohio.
Prior to taking office on January 3, 2017, Tony worked in the private sector (manufacturing industry) for ArcelorMittal Shelby in the areas of Human Resources, Labor Relations, and Workers’ Compensation.
The Village of Lexington Council appointed Tony to fill a vacant Council seat in October of 2012 due largely in part to his service to the community. Tony volunteered with the Lexington High School Football team, the Lexington Blueberry Festival, and the Lexington Bicentennial Celebration. He chaired the Bicentennial Committee, working with a group of community-minded Lexington residents to incorporate 14 events into Lexington’s Bicentennial year. He later ran for a full-time Council seat where he served as a councilman until December 31, 2016 following his election as commissioner. Tony is also a member of the Richland County Republican Party Central Committee.
Goals as Commissioner
One of Tony's main goals as commissioner is to collaborate on a balanced budget that has a strong foundation for today and beyond. Tony believes partnering on a budget with a strong cash position is important for a county's economic development by establishing confidence in those looking to invest in a community.