Ron Styka

moved to Okemos with his family in 1978. Residents of Briarwood, Ron and his wife, Georgia, have four sons who all attended Okemos Public Schools from Kindergarten through graduation from Okemos High School. In 2011, Georgia retired as a history teacher at Okemos High School. Ron has a B.A. in political science, economics, and history from the University of Detroit and a law degree from the University of Michigan. He served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan from 1971 until his retirement in December, 2010. An active community member, Ron has served as president of Briarwood Association, coached Eastside soccer for nine years, and has been active in OAKS, scouting, Indian Guides, Music Patrons and Athletic Boosters. A Knight of Columbus, Ron served in many elected positions, including Grand Knight. For over 10 years, he has been in charge of the K of C’s annual fundraising campaign to assist children and adults with mental impairments. He is also active in his church’s community outreach activities. Ron was first elected to the Okemos Board of Education in 1990. He was re-elected in 1994, 1998, 2002, and again in 2006. He also served to fill vacancies on the Board in 2011, and again in 2012. While on the board, Ron served as President (3 years), Vice President (3 years), Treasurer, Secretary (3 years) and Parliamentarian, as well as earning the Michigan Association of School Board’s Award of Merit before retiring in December 2010. In November, 2012, Ron was elected a Trustee of Meridian Township. In 2016, the voters elevated Ron to the position of Township Supervisor, the chief elected official of Meridian. As part of his duties, Ron was the Township Board’s liaison to the school districts within the township, including Okemos. He served as a Trustee of the Okemos Education Foundation from 2009-2022 and was Board Chair 2018-20.

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