Director of Public Works

John Schweickart was appointed Public Works Director on June 7, 2022, having worked in the department since 2007. His journey with Miami Township started as a vehicle maintenance mechanic and advanced to fleet maintenance manager. He succeeds Daniel Mayberry who served the township for more than 30 years.

John is ASE certified and holds an associate degree in business management from Sinclair Community College. He continues his education through several leadership programs and training courses, including the Miami Valley Communications Council Municipal Training Academy, Ohio Department of Transportation LTAP, and the American Public Works Association.

As the Public Works Director, he serves and interacts with several boards and committees.

  • Technical Advisory Committee Member for the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission. 
  • Attends Ohio Public Works Commission district 4 meetings. 
  • Serves as a Township Representative to the Hillgrove Union Cemetery Board.
  • Manages the Austin Aesthetic program and reports to the Austin Center Joint Economic Development District.

John oversees a Public Works Department consisting of approximately 18 employees in four areas - Roads, Parks, Fleet maintenance and Facility maintenance. His mission is to uphold a reputation for delivering prompt, professional infrastructure management services to the citizens of Miami Township. Our goal is to set a benchmark for the region in superior public service.

“My goal is to maintain fiscal stewardship while pursuing grant opportunities to improve our community. I will continue to guide employee actions to improve public relations, determine resource allocation, and encourage meaningful collaboration across the organization to improve all facets of local government. As a Public Works Department, we will establish realistic expectations to daily operations to be more effective, efficient, and creative regarding the service delivery to the community of Miami Township.”