Mayor of City of Struthers
Emerging from a long line of excellence, including a grandfather that served in WWII, Catherine Cercone Miller was born and raised in Struthers. Like her father before, who graduated in 1968 and played on Struthers’ 1967 undefeated football team, Catherine graduated from Struthers High School in 2001. During her time at Struthers High School, she served on many school organizations and committees including Class President.
Catherine attended Capital University where she continued her active participation in many school organizations. In 2005, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in both psychology and art therapy.
After spending six years in the Municipal Court’s Prosecutor’s office, Catherine was elected as both Struthers’ and Mahoning County’s first female mayor in 2020.
Alongside her mayoral duties, she currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Struthers School Foundation for Educational Excellence, as President for the Struthers Rotary Community Corps™, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Hope Foundation of Mahoning County™ as well as the Bonnie Beachy Legacy Scholarship™ Committee.
In addition, she also serves as Director for Taste of Struthers™ and is a member of the Mayor’s Association of Ohio™, the Mahoning River Corridor Mayor’s Association™, the Arbor Day Foundation™, the Mill Creek Metropark Citizens Advisory Committee™, the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber™, and has worked with both children and adults with autism in Hermitage, PA.
Among her many awards and recognitions, she was recently presented with the “SCRIPT National Conference™ Award for Innovation” as well as named a Rotary “Paul Harris Fellow™”. Catherine is also spearheading many new projects and initiatives for Struthers including the Mahoning Riverfront Project and having Struthers certified as a Tree City USA™ member.
When not at City Hall, you can find her cheering on her and her husband’s two boys who are very active in sports.