J.P. Ducro IV was first elected by the voters of Ashtabula County to the Ashtabula County Board of Commissioners to his first four (4) Year term commencing on January 2, 2017. Commissioner Ducro was re-elected to serve his second four (4) year term of office to begin on January 2, 2021.
J. P. is a lifelong resident of Ashtabula County who has been very active in his community, working tirelessly to improve the image of Ashtabula City by participating in numerous clean-up projects and community events.
J. P. was elected to serve as President on the Ashtabula City Council from 2011 until 2016. He has been Chairman of the Ashtabula Area Chamber of Commerce, Exalted Ruler of BPO Elks #208, a member of the Ashtabula Area City Schools Business Advisory Council, and the past president of the Ashtabula/Harbor/Lakeside High School Alumni Association.
In addition to his public-sector involvement, he has been a practicing licensed funeral director/embalmer since 1995 and is a fifth-generation funeral director in his family business, Ducro Funeral Services and Crematory, founded in 1853.
A 1988 graduate of Ashtabula High School, he served as a Cross Country and Track Coach at Ashtabula High School for 10 years prior to its consolidation with Harbor High School.
While serving as Commissioner, J.P. chaired the local 2020 Census Complete Count Committee, established the Ashtabula County Broadband Taskforce, and serves on the Finance Executive Committee for the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments, the Board of Directors for LEEDCo., and the CEBCO Board which is the County Health Insurance Benefits Consortium.
He resides in Ashtabula City with his wife, Peggy and their four daughters.