William McGregor “Greg” Dixon Jr., Miami County’s juvenile and probate court judge, will retire early at the end of April.
Dixon, a Troy resident, has served on the court’s bench since 2009. His current term expires in February 2020, according to the Miami County Board of Elections.
Dixon has been in public service more than 38 years. He previously served as the city of Troy law director for 29 years before becoming a judge.
In a written statement, Dixon said he “has been honored to serve the citizens of Troy and Miami County.”
The retirement is to allow the judge to spend more time with family, Andrew Wannemacher, juvenile/probate court administrator, said March 8.
State law requires the judicial position to be filled with an appointment by the governor.
Because Dixon is a Republican, the county Republican Central Committee will recommend three names for a possible successor to the governor.
A process for making that recommendation and a date for the committee meeting has not been finalized, said John “Bud” O’Brien, county Republican chairman.
The last judicial appointment in the county came in 2013 when Gary Nasal was appointed by Gov. John Kasich to fill the term of Melvin Kemmer, who retired early from the county Municipal Court bench.