MEET BETH

I grew up on a family farm in Amanda Township, graduated from Spencerville High School and raised three children on a farm in that rural community. My extraordinary work ethic, conservative values and business management success were all born on the farm.  I was entrusted with considerable responsibility at a very young age.  Through 4-H and FFA, my leadership skills and community service commitment were established. As a high school senior, I was elected to serve as a State FFA Officer. As a State FFA Officer, I was formally trained in leadership, public speaking and parliamentary procedure.

As a direct result of my agricultural background and early experiences, I have had a very successful career with the Allen Soil and Water Conservation District and my efforts have truly enriched that agency and Allen County. The Board of Supervisors I serve gave me a lot of freedom over the years to develop new programs, and together we have celebrated much success and served Allen County and its citizens well. Since 2005, I have served as the Stormwater and Watershed Coordinator and am currently responsible for 60% of our agency’s budget. It is through my leadership and initiative that the urban stormwater and Ottawa River watershed programs and partnerships have been so very successful. I am very proud that since forming the Ottawa River Coalition in 1993, the Ottawa River watershed has realized amazing water quality improvements and currently meets most of the EPA’s standards for clean water.

I love Allen County and am an enthusiastic supporter of initiatives that work toward the enrichment and improvement of our community and creating opportunities for the future. I have witnessed countless examples of our community in collaboration and firmly believe that there is true power in partnership.

I live in Lima with my husband Bill Miron, owner of Mirons Plumbing, Heating, Electrical and Air Conditioning. We are the proud parents of four daughters, and love being grandparents of four boys.

BETH’S VOLUNTEER WORK AND SERVICE RECORD

I know that volunteerism makes Allen County a better place to live, so I give my time and talents to numerous non-profit organizations including the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce where I am a member of the board of directors and chair the Agri-Business Committee. My leadership record is outstanding:

  • 2013 – Present   Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce – Board Member
  • 2013 – Present   Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce Agri-Business Committee – Chairperson
  • 2017 – Present   Lima Rotary Club Member | Member of Lima Rotary Foundation Board | Chairs Program Committee
  • 2014 – Present   Allen County Board of Elections Poll Worker, Voting Location Manager since 2015
  • 2014 – Present   Allen County Food Policy Committee – Co-Chairperson
  • 2014 – Present   Spencerville Community Samaritans Food Pantry – Board Chair
  • 2019 – 2021        Ohio Northern University Environmental Science Advisory Council Member
  • 2018 – Present   University of Northwestern Ohio Agribusiness Program Advisory Council Member
  • 2014 – Present   Spencerville Summerfest Parade Coordinator
  • 2011 – Present   Allen County Illicit Discharge Appeals Board – Facilitator
  • 2011 – Present   Allen County Local Emergency Planning Committee Member – appointment by the County Commissioners
  • 2015 – Present   League of Women Voters of the Lima Area Member, 2019 President
  • 2006 – Present  ALL Love Luggage Project Committee Member | Assembled over 1,200 units for children entering foster care
  • 2006 – Present  Allen Lima Leadership (ALL) Class Member, 2006 | Hosts the ALL class annually during Ag and Natural Resources Day
  • 2001 – 2009      Ohio Public Works Commission, Dist. 13 Natural Resources Assistance Council – Liaison to State
  • 2001 – 2002      Represented Allen County in NW Ohio watershed video project – Fate of the River Revisited
  • 1993 – 1995       Ohio Conservation Partnership Total Quality Management Cadre – Facilitator
  • 1992 – Present  Ohio Association Soil and Water Conservation District Employees – Member | First President of the organization
  • 1992 – Present  National Association of Conservation District Employees – Member | Past National Secretary of the organization, 1998
  • 1992 – Present   North Central States Association of Conservation District Employees – Member | Past President of the organization, 1998
  • 1983 – Present  Trinity United Methodist Church, Spencerville – Member | Chair of Administrative Council since 2013 | Served on the Council since 1985
  • 1983 – Present  Spencerville FFA Alumni – Member | Life Member with National FFA Alumni Association, Secretary 2009-2018

BETH’S COMMUNITY SERVICE HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED WITH NUMEROUS AWARDS

2019 – Athena International Leadership Award – Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce

2018 – Good Neighbor Award – Lima Allen County Neighborhoods in Partnership

2016 – Allen County Visionaries Citizen of the Year

2011 – Spencerville High School Honored Alumni

2005 – Volunteer of the Year – Ottawa River Coalition

2005 – Spencerville FFA Honorary Chapter Farmer Service Award

1998 – Outstanding Service Award – Ohio Association of Conservation District Employees

1994 – Agri-Business Professional of the Year – Ohio Young Farmers Association

1992 – National Association Of Conservation Districts Outstanding Conservation Education Program

1991 – North Central States Association Of Conservation Districts First Place Conservation Education Program

1991 – Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts First Place Conservation Education Program

OTHER MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

Allen County Republican Women

Member of National Rifle Association

Allen County Farm Bureau and Ohio Farm Bureau Federation

Allen County Township Trustees Association – Associate Member

West Central Ohio Land Conservancy

Lima Kiwanis Club

Fraternal Order of Police Associates – George B. Quatman Lodge #A8

Allen County Conservation Club

Spencerville Chapter #130 Order of the Eastern Star

Allen County Agricultural Society – Allen County Fair

Allen Soil and Water Conservation District Staff

Allen Soil & Water Conservation District Board and Staff

Beth Seibert Standing by the Ottawa River

I formed the Ottawa River Coalition in 1993 and am very proud of the improvements we have had in water quality since then.

Beth Seibert and Bill Miron

With my husband, Bill Miron

Beth Seibert's Family

My family

Beth Seibert, Jed Metzger, Karen Grothouse, Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce

I proudly serve on the Board of Directors of the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce. I am pictured here with CEO Jed Metzger and Board President Karen Grothouse.

Beth Seibert Chairing Meeting

I am honored to have achieved leadership roles with numerous organizations in Allen County.

Beth Seibert Spencerville Trinity United Methodist Church

I am very active in my church, Trinity United Methodist Church in Spencerville, and have Chaired the Administrative Council since 2013.

Beth Seibert Winning Athena Award

I was very honored to receive the Athena International Leadership Award from the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce in 2019.

Beth Seibert at Spencerville Community Samaritans Food Pantry

I am always willing to give my time to make Allen County a better place to live. In this picture, I am volunteering at the Spencerville Community Samaritans Food Pantry.

Beth Seibert, Farmer

I have been part of Allen County’s agricultural community my entire life.