Rick Perales has been a community leader in Greene County and the Miami Valley since his retirement from the United States Air Force in 1997.
He served on the Dayton inner city school revitalization program, and has been active and influential in the Miami Valley regional planning efforts. He also was appointed to the St. Joseph Children Treatment Center Board, an organization devoted to helping troubled youth.
Rick served as a member of the Beavercreek Board of Zoning Appeals, before being elected Mayor of Beavercreek in 2002. As Mayor, Rick applied his leadership and technical skills to address city issues. His common sense approach to handling problems and his ability to listen to his constituents proved beneficial in successfully managing the issues associated with a growing and dynamic community. Rick’s leadership and collaboration earned him the Jaycees’ Ohio Outstanding Mayor in 2003.
Rick won a seat on the Greene County Commission in 2005, and is committed to developing and maintaining jobs for the region. His impact has been recognized with his 2009 selection as One of the Most Influential People of the Decade in the Dayton Region. He serves in an advisory role to the Common Pleas Court Judges, assisting with selections and appointments to the Veterans Board.
Rick’s community involvement includes serving as the Greene County United Way Campaign Chairman, Beavercreek Rotary member, and a Board Member for both the Victoria Theatre Association and Greene County Habitat for Humanity. Rick is dedicated to making Greene County and the Miami Valley a better place to live, work and raise a family.