President (Term ending 12/31/2019)
Attorney Messenger is a graduate of Ohio University and the Syracuse University College of Law and has practiced law in the City of Youngstown since 1967. Attorney Messenger has represented a number of public entities in the Mahoning County area including school boards, local governmental bodies, as well as private business, in the area of labor and employment matters including the negotiation of labor agreements in the public and private sector.
Attorney Messenger is past president of the Mahoning County Bar Association, a founding member of the Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys, and is a member of the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers. Attorney Messenger is admitted to practice in the courts of Ohio, as well as the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Vice President (Term ending 12/31/2021)
Mr. Spivey is a graduate of Youngstown State University with a Bachelor degree in Sociology and received his Master in Public Administration from Cleveland State University Levin College of Urban Affairs.
Mr. Spivey has held executive positions in the public sector as former Youngstown Park and Recreation Commissioner and former Youngstown Planning Commissioner. He also served as Bailiff for Youngstown Municipal Court Judge Robert A. Douglas from 2007- 2012.
Mr. Spivey is currently employed at Coleman Professional Services and worked at the following organizations in the Youngstown area: Youth Services- Forum Health Hospital, Valley Counseling Services, Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership (MYCAP), Mahoning County Children Services, and Youngstown Community Corrections Association.
Mr. Spivey was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio. He resides in Youngstown with his wife, Arlene son, John III and daughter, Naudia.
Secretary (Term ending 12/31/2023)
Attorney Al Fleming attended Miami University and graduated from Youngstown State University with honors. He is a graduate of the University of Akron's School of Law and has practiced law in the City of Youngstown since 1975.
He worked at the Youngstown Steel Door Company and the East Ohio Gas Company while attending undergraduate and graduate school. He clerked for Manchester, Bennett, Powers and Ullman and the Mahoning County Public Defenders Office. Fleming joined the law practice of McLaughlin, DiBlasio and Harshman following graduation from law school and then represented the Cafaro Company in real estate matters for several years before returning to private practice in 1985. His law practice is concentrated in the areas of commercial real estate, business organizations, medical-legal and estate planning.
Attorney Fleming represented the City of Youngstown on the board of the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District for several years and currently serves on the Mahoning County Children Services Board. He is a past board member of the International Institute and the Youngstown Community Health Center. He was a charter member and incorporator of the North Side Citizens Coalition.
He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Mahoning County Bar Association and the Mahoning Shenango Valley Estate Planning Council. Attorney Fleming is admitted to practice in the courts of Ohio, the Federal District Court of Northern Ohio and the Supreme Court of the United States.