Mayor Dobosh and company at the Oregon Trail Monument.
Toledo Mayor Steve Dobosh has been busy these past two years since taking over as mayor from Jerry Pratt. Since he has taken over, he has finished what Mayor Pratt started and has taken on several more projects.
Mayor Dobosh lives in Toledo and his three children, Rachelle, Tiffany and Jarad, as well as his seven grandchildren, ranging from ages two through fifteen, all live close by so he gets to see them often. He was born and raised with his four sisters in Toledo and was graduated from Toledo High School in 1971. He stated, "I know half the people in town and the other half I am related to." His mother, Marylou, was a Wallace so he really is related to half of the town. He loves Toledo and it shows in what he is doing for his community.
Mayor Dobosh served on the council prior to becoming mayor. "Being on the council gave me the experience and when Jerry stepped down it was my turn to step up," and step up he did! He has been busy with projects ever since taking office. He stated, "My phone was unlisted but I changed it to listed once I became mayor so people could call me at anytime. I have an open door policy for the citizens. I always appreciate people that tell both sides of the story, that way I can make a decision."
The mural in Toledo is a project that Mayor Dobosh is proud of, which began years ago with Mayor Pratt. "The citizens came to us and wanted a mural that will explain the history of Toledo, which included the river, the mountain, native americans and fishing. There is even a steamboat because Toledo "made their own cheese and it was shipped out via steamboat," Mayor Dobosh was told.
Mayor Dobosh is also proud of The Oregon Trail monument. "I was a part of it and it was a big deal here in Toledo. In attendance was the granddaughter (several times removed) of Ezra Meeks who drove the initial wagon train into town. During the event we had state representatives and other government officials in town for the dedication and it was a perfect, beautiful sunny day. Many of the Toledo residents were on hand to watch it," stated Mayor Dobosh.
The City of Toledo had its first annual Cheese Ball Drop last New Years Eve. About 150 people came to watch the cheese ball drop at exactly the same time as the Times Square mirror ball dropped. It was a fun event that he hopes will become a tradition.
Mayor Dobosh is involved in every aspect of the community. If there is an event, chances are he is there supporting it. Mayor Dobosh also volunteers his time coaching young basketball players. He is the kind of mayor all small communities wish they had.