The Guernsey County Commissioners

Office Number: 740-432-9200
Fax Number: 740-432-9359

Dave Wilson


Dave Wilson was elected as Commissioner in 2014.  It was the first time he had run for public office.  Dave was Operations Manager for Cambridge’s AVC Communications Radio Station Group for 32 years and still writes and produces commercials and other audio/video projects on a part-time basis.  He was also the licensee of WBIK 92.1FM from its sign-on in 2002 until shortly after he took office.  Dave and his wife, Cindy, were married in 1976 and have two adult children, Emily and Steven.  They enjoy every minute they can spend with their grandsons, Simon and Henry.   Dave is a member of Cambridge High School’s Class of 1973.


Dave Saft


Dave Saft was first elected Commissioner in 2012 following a 13-year tenure as a Cambridge Township Trustee.  He is an AEP retiree, after 37 years of employment in Customer Services.  Through the years, he also assisted in his family’s well-known excavation company.  Dave is a 1969 Cambridge High School graduate and a US Army Veteran, serving overseas in Germany.  He is an avid outdoorsman with a strong agricultural background.  Dave and his wife, Peggy, were married in 1970 and are the parents of two adult children, son Tracy and daughter Tricia.  They also have a grandson, Landon, and a granddaughter, Bristol.


Skip Gardner

Vice President

While his full name is Ernest Gardner, Jr., he’s best known by his nickname, “Skip.”  He was elected to his first term as Commissioner in 2012, previously serving as a member of Cambridge’s City Council for 13-years.  Skip has a strong real estate background, beginning his career in sales and later as an appraiser.  He also is a title abstractor, conducting land title searches in Guernsey and surrounding counties.  Skip graduated from Cambridge High School in 1972.  He married his wife, Vickie, in 1988 and they are parents of three adult children: Curtis, Amber and Chad.  They also have a granddaughter, Alexandria.


Office Staff

Ann Lanzer

Deputy Clerk

Michele Long


Christy Rome

Administrative Assistant

Kathy Hibler

Financial Analyst

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