Don Adams was elected to Beavercreek City Council in 2019. This was his first campaign for public office. He was fortunate to earn the most votes and will serve the first two years of his term as Vice Mayor.
Don is a retired National Sales Manager, working in the Optical business for 50 years, traveling the last 30 years before he retired in 2018. In addition to a very busy work schedule, Don found time to volunteer with many different organizations in Dayton and Beavercreek..
Don started his volunteer life in the early 1970’s as an NAO (Neighborhood Assistance Officer) with the Dayton Police Department. After moving to Beavercreek in 1974, he joined the Beavercreek Jaycees, where he served as a Vice President of the local chapter and as a District Director for the State of Ohio Jaycees. Don spent several years as a Squadron Commander and Group Commander for Civil Air Patrol. Don holds the rank of Major in Civil Air Patrol. He served on the Board of the Greater Dayton Emmaus Community for several years, finishing as the Chairperson of the Board.
Don has been very involved in Beavercreek. He worked with the Beavercreek High School Choir Department, serving in many capacities, including treasurer and President of the BMPA (Beavercreek Music Parents Association). He has volunteered as the Stage Manager for Beavercreek High School Friends Show Choir annual Invitational for the last 12 years.
Don serves as the President of the Beavercreek Police, Citizens Police Academy, and as an active COPP (Citizen on Preventive Patrol) member since 2008. He served on the Beavercreek Charter Review Commission on 2019, as well as being a member of the Beavercreek Township Fire Department Auxiliary and CERT (Citizen Emergency Response Team). Don serves on the Kingswood Forest Board of Directors and is an active member of Beavercreek Christian Church where he has served as an Elder for 11 years.
Don and his wife Ann have lived in Beavercreek for over 45 years and raised three children and have 5 grandchildren.