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Cortland, Ohio 44410

Councilman James Edwards 2018

Council Member
James Edwards

Current Term:  Jan 2016 - Dec 2019

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Duties on Council

  • Safety Services Committee
  • Planning & Zoning Regulations Review Board. Chair


    •    Retired from General Motors Corporation as General Foreman of Materials Handling


    •    Wife Sandy
    •    Children Jon, Jim and Crystal


    •    Jefferson High School
    •    Attended Kent State University
    •    Dale Carnegie graduate in effective speaking and human relations
    •    Continuing Education courses at Kent State University Trumbull Campus

Work Experiences

    •    Ohio State Highway Patrol Post 78 Warren, OH  (July 2010 - present) - Maintenance Repair Worker
    •    General Motors Corporation Lordstown, OH (April 1970 - April 2009) - Supervisor Senior Materials Advisor
    •    Ashtabula County Sheriff's Department  Jefferson, OH (Nov 1967 - Jan 1970) - Detective Deputy
    •    United States Army (Oct 1962 - Nov 1967) - Attained rank of Staff Sergeant while serving as nuclear demolition team leader.  Served in Vietnam, Korea, Germany and Italy.  Honorably discharged in 1967.

Awards and Achievements

    •    Auxiliary State Officer of the Year Award for the District and State - 2010
    •    Auxiliary State Officer of the Year Post Award 2007 - 2010
    •    Numerous perfect attendance awards at General Motors throughout career
    •    Many awards and certificates for service at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Post and General Motors Corporation