Robert “Bob” McCoy took over as the City of Winchester Mayor on January 1, 2020 and has announced his choice of appointments.
Dwayne Wiggans will continue as Fire Chief. Chief Wiggans was born and raised in Winchester and graduated from Winchester Community High School (WCHS) in 1985. After graduation he worked for Glass Components. He first served as Winchester’s Fire Chief under Mayor Wolfe from 2000 to 2003 and again under Mayor Byrum beginning in September 2018. Since October 1989, Chief Wiggans has worked full-time with the Winchester Fire Department. However, his involvement with the Fire Department began earlier. He started as a cadet in 1981 and became a volunteer in 1985. In addition to his time as Chief, he has held the ranks of Captain and Deputy Chief.
He has been married to his wife, Kathleen, for 27 years. They have a son, Ryan and two grandsons, Tye age 15 and Hank age 2. He enjoys time with his grandsons, going to baseball games, casinos, working around the yard, and traveling.
Jon Reed will also continue as the city’s Chief of Police. Chief Reed began his career in 1997 when he joined the United States Marine Corps. He served as a Military Police Officer before being Honorably Discharged. In 2003, he graduated from the Ohio Peace Officers Academy (OPOTA) and began working for the Union City Ohio Police Department. In 2004, he earned his Indiana Law Enforcement Certification and transitioned to the Union City Indiana Police Department. While there he served in numerous roles including Sergeant. He began working for the Winchester Police Department in 2008 as a Patrol Officer and then worked his way through the ranks of Sergeant and Deputy Chief. Throughout his career he has specialized in several areas of Law Enforcement including Firearms Instructor, Instructor Generalist, Drug Recognition Expert, Emergency Response Team Operator (ERT), Field Training Officer, and Armorer in numerous weapon systems. In addition to being the recipient of the Silver Star of Bravery, he has received several commendations. He became Chief of Police in mid 2018 under Mayor Byrum.
Chief Reed grew up and graduated high school in Williamstown, WV. He is married with five children. He enjoys boating, hunting, shooting, and spending time with his family.
In 2006, Christopher Martin was appointed Superintendent of the Winchester Wastewater Treatment Plant and will continue under Mayor McCoy. He began working at the plant in 1991 on the maintenance crew and became a full-time employee in 1993. In 1996 he became a Lab Technician and in 2004 he received his State of Indiana Class 3 Wastewater License.
Martin served in the Indiana National Guard from 1990 to 2004. From 2008 to 2013 he was the coach for the Junior Varsity and Driver Middle School Baseball teams and from 2014 to 2018 he was the WCHS’s Varsity Baseball Coach. For the last 6 years he has coached football for Driver Middle School and has assisted with the WCHS football team.
He and his wife, Kim, have been married for 22 years and have a son, Brandon.
Since 2017, Shean Bosworth has served as the Street, Sanitation, and Park Superintendent of the City of Winchester and will continue under Mayor McCoy. He is a 2001 graduate of WCHS and studied Business, Athletic Training and Education at Anderson University from 2001 to 2005. From 2005 to 2010, Shean worked factory jobs in Randolph County including Anchor Hocking. In 2010, Shean continued his higher education at Trinity College in North Dakota. While living in North Dakota, Shean worked on large cattle and grain ranches gaining a great deal of knowledge in operating and servicing large machinery. He also managed an apartment complex where he served residents’ needs and learned about building maintenance.
Shean was raised on a dairy farm outside of Union Port and would regularly be seen playing football or basketball around Winchester. While at Anderson University he played for the University’s basketball team and would come home during the summers to lifeguard and manage Goodrich Pool. While at Trinity College he played two years of basketball and three years of football.
Shean is married to Destry and is a proud father of daughter, Briella, and son, Breaker. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and coaching basketball.
Mayor McCoy’s Board of Works members include James “Jim” Michael and Ronald Loyd.
Jim Michael graduated from WCHS in 1994. From 2001 to 2010 he was a Motor Carrier Inspector for the Indiana State Police. He is currently a Senior Manager for Smithfield Foods and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of a fleet of over 560 trucks and 35 distribution locations throughout the country.
He has been married to his wife, Jammie, for 23 years. Their son, Reece, is a Freshman at WCHS where he is trombone player in the marching and pep bands. Jim is also a motorcycle enthusiast whether it be an afternoon country ride or flat-track racing. In addition, his family enjoys camping with friends.
Ron Loyd was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio and graduated from W.E. Stebbins High School in 1968. In 1972 he graduated from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. That same year he started work for Ohio Valley Gas Corporation in Winchester and retired in 2012 as President and CEO. He served over 20 years on the Board of Directors for the Indiana Underground Plant Protection Service and served on the Board of Directors for the Indiana Gas Association (1997 President). He has also served on the Randolph County YMCA Board of Directors (1990 President). He has been a 45-year member of both the Winchester Lions Club (Past President and Current Secretary) and Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity (Past President and Treasurer). Since January 2018 he has been a City of Winchester Councilman for District 3.
Loyd is an Elder of Countryside Christian Church (formerly Main Street Christian Church) and was Chairman of the Board in 2005. He and his wife, Cora, have been married for 50 years. Both his children, Kelli Sauser (son, Charlie) and Todd Loyd (wife, Bridget; daughter, Lauren & son, Drew) live in Winchester.
All appointments have stated they are looking forward to serving or continuing to serve the citizens of the City of Winchester under Mayor McCoy.