MRTA has had four name changes since its inception in 1947. The original name was Retired School Employees Association(RSEA). The first meeting was held at Williamson School in Youngstown, Ohio. Dues were set at $1.00.
IN 1964, the name was changed to Youngstown Retired Teachers Association (YRTA) and the organization joined ORTA on March 10, 1964. In 1966, insurance premiums were taken out of teacher's pay for the first time.
In 1974, the name was changed to Youngstown-Mahoning County Retired Teachers Association (YMRTA).
finally, in 1980, it was changed to Mahoning County Retired Teachers Association (MRTA).
In 2013, MRTA had 968 members of which 750 also were members of ORTA. Of the 90 retired teacher's associations in Ohio, MRTA is the 6th largest chapter in the state.
1982-1983 Paul Rossi
1984-1987 James Miller
1988-1992 Paul Rossi
1992-1996 Donald Hornickle
1997-2000 Paul Rossi
2001-2002 Judy Redick
2003-2005 James Antell
2006-2009 Robert Thomas
2010-2010 Dorothy Burke
2010-2015 Linda Vuletich
2015- 2019 Susan Harris
2020- Phil Butto
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