Daniel E. Lee was sworn into office as Wapakoneta’s 58th Mayor on December 30th 2023. He has a vision of propelling Wapakoneta forward in the areas of mental and physical wellness, as we strive to improve the quality of each citizen.
He married his high school sweetheart on May 16th, 1992. Dan and Vanessa were born and raised in Wapakoneta where they returned after their education to start their family and their businesses. They have 3 children, Noah, Jonah, and Rebekah.
He is currently employed as a marketer for Auglaize and Sidney Audiology and is the Lead Pastor at Westside United Methodist Church in Lima Ohio.
Prior to working at Auglaize and Sidney Audiology, Dan had been a car salesman, loss prevention specialist, juvenile and adult probation officer for Auglaize County, substitute teacher, and marketer for a long-term nursing corporation.
Dan is past President and longtime member of the Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce and has served on many boards both locally and statewide.
He serves the community by refereeing high school soccer and track and field. He also serves on the Area Agency on Aging board of Directors.
Dan looks forward to serving all the citizens of Wapakoneta with integrity, honesty, and compassion.