New Member of MetroParks Board of Park Commissioners Appointed to Fill Vacancy

Jul 5, 2018, 14:14 PM by Kelly Barkley


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    

Date: June 29, 2018

Submitted by:  Kelly J. Barkley, Supervisor of Community & Park Connections 


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               Judge Randy Rogers (left) congratulates Daryl Nelson (right) after swearing in            Daryl Nelson as MetroParks of Butler County’s newest Board Member


Monday, June 25, 2018, Daryl Nelson, surrounded by his wife, Christy, and children, was sworn in as the newest member of MetroParks Board of Park Commissioners by Probate Court Judge Randy T. Rogers at Rentschler Forest MetroPark in Fairfield Township.  Judge Rogers serves as the appointing authority for the volunteer three-member policy board of the park district.

Nelson was appointed by Judge Rogers to fill the unexpired 3-year term of Edward Dwyer, who recently resigned from the Board as he intends to move out of state.  Nelson’s term of office will run through Dec 31, 2019.

Mr. Nelson brings to the Board of Park Commissioners the perspective of a business owner in Butler County and that of a frequent MetroParks visitor.  He leads all aspects of his Chick-Fil-A restaurant franchise located at Bridgewater Falls, in Fairfield Township.  Mr. Nelson holds a BS in Finance from The Pennsylvania State University with an emphasis in Accounting, Economics and Finance.  He also holds a Master of Divinity Degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky with an emphasis on Leadership, Rhetoric and Theology.  

Prior to becoming a franchise owner, he served as a Controller/CFO for Honeymoon Paper Products, Inc. and Affiliate Controller of Union Central Life Insurance Company.  He is also well connected throughout Butler County via his involvement in numerous community activities and organizations.

Additionally, the Hanover Township and Millville Area resident is the owner of Nelson Farms where he raises Lowline Angus Beef Cattle. 

 When asked what his greatest joy is, he stated, “his family, his involvement with his children, and his foster children”.  From 2006 to the present, he and his wife have served as Foster & Adoptive parents through Butler County Children Services. 

While Mr. Dwyer’s contributions to MetroParks will be greatly missed after shepherding the organization through its most recent twelve years of success, Park customer/owners can rest assured that Mr. Nelson and his fellow park board members will focus on building upon what Mr. Dwyer had begun.  Other members of the three-member volunteer board include Board President, Gregory T. Amend, of Liberty Township and Member, Cynamon Trokhan, of Hamilton.  

Established to compliment the work of state and local communities, MetroParks, a separate political subdivision of The State of Ohio, is organized to provide parks, conservation, and recreation services to the citizens of Butler County.  MetroParks is governed by a three member Board of volunteers, appointed by The County Probate Court, the Board of Park Commissioners.  The Mission of MetroParks is to provide a superior park system that maximizes the community’s quality of life through conservation, education and recreation. For more information regarding MetroParks visit our website at