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Fehrman plans retirement from JFS, Brenneman appointed to fill vacancy

| March 16, 2017

BrennemanCOSHOCTON – The Coshocton County Commissioners have named Danny Brenneman to replace Mindy Fehrman as Director of Coshocton County Department of Job and Family Services commencing with her retirement Oct. 1, 2017.

Brenneman has been employed with the combined agency since 2000, first as the Administrator of the Workforce Development Division and in 2006 as the agency Fiscal Officer and promoted to Assistant Director in 2010. Prior to the merger, he was a case worker at Central Ohio Rural Consortium (CORC) Job Training, beginning in 1995. He is a graduate of Ridgewood High School and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in History and Political Science, with a minor in mathematics from Cumberland College in Williamsburg, KY. Brenneman is currently the president of the Board of Directors of the Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce, past chair and current member of the Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission, and vice-chair of the Coshocton Regional Medical Center Advisory Board. He is a member of the Dollars for Scholars Board of Directors, a graduate of Leadership Coshocton County and was twice the president of the West Lafayette Rotary Club. Brenneman and his wife Tami live in West Lafayette and have three children, Danika, Jarrett, and Zander.

Fehrman has worked in social services for 31 years, starting as a case worker for the Summer Youth Employment and Training Program at CORC Job Training, advancing to County Manager in 1990 and became Assistant Director of Job and Family Services in 2000 and Director in 2010. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Ashland University and Bachelor’s Degree in Education from SUCNY at Buffalo. She is an adjunct instructor for Central Ohio Technical College, president and co-founder of Coshocton CARES College Access Program, and co-chair of the Family and Children First Council. Fehrman is secretary of both the Canton District Job and Family Services Directors’ Association and East Central Ohio Public Children Services Association. She is a 25-year member of the Coshocton Kiwanis Club, having served in many capacities including president and secretary/treasurer. She was elected to the Coshocton City Schools Board from 2004 to 2010 and served as a member of the Coshocton County Career Center Board of Education. A graduate of Leadership Coshocton County and the Leadership Development Institute of the Ohio Literacy Resource Center, Fehrman has received the BPW/YWCA Women of Achievement, Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce Community Improvement, and Jaycee Distinguished Service awards. Fehrman lives in Coshocton with her husband Russ, and they have adult children, Leslie (Kyle) Ridenbaugh of Coshocton and Mitchell of Cincinnati.

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