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The Pickerington City Council is seeking resumes from citizens who would like to be considered for appointment to City Council. A recent vacancy was created by the resignation of a council member. The successful applicant would serve the remainder of this term which will end December 31, 2017. All applicants must be a resident of the City of Pickerington and a registered voter. Pickerington City Council members are non-partisan and serve at-large. City Council meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 P.M. If you’re interested, please submit a resume to the attention of City Clerk Heather Moore, at 100 Lockville Road, Pickerington 43147 or hmoore@pickerington.net, no later than 5 P.M on July 14th. Candidate interviews will be conducted during the week of July 24th.

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Bill Vance was appointed as City Manager in June 2010. Mr. Vance graduated from Appalachian State University's Town and City Manager Program, and has served as Town Manager in Lady Lake, Florida, Luray, Virginia and Franklinton, North Carolina since 1994. He is a certified local government manager by the International City Manager Association.

Edward J. Drobina was hired in August 2003 to fill the newly created position of Assistant Service Director and was promoted to Service Manager in July 2005. Mr. Drobina has 25 years experience in Water and Wastewater, and holds a Class III license in water and a Class IV license in wastewater. He is a member of the American Water Works Association, Water Environmental Federation, and American Public Works Association. His management experience includes four years as the Operations Superintendent for Franklin County Sanitary Engineers prior to coming to Pickerington and serving as Village Administrator for Stockport (Morgan County) and Mount Gilead (Morrow County). He is a member of the District 17 Integrating Committee which selects grant recipients for a six county area and has also completed numerous water and wastewater continuing education courses. He has instructed water and wastewater classes for the Ohio Operator Training Committee and Ohio Rural Water.

Rebecca Medinger was hired in August 2010 as Recreation Administrator and promoted in 2013 to Parks and Recreation Director.  Mrs. Medinger received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise, Leisure and Sport with a focus in Sports Management from Kent State University in 2006.  Since then she has worked for the City of Beachwood Community Services Department as Administrative Assistant, was promoted to Communications Coordinator, and later held positions at the City of Dublin Community Recreation Center, The Ohio State University Athletic Department and the New Albany Country Club.  She is also a member of the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association and the National Recreation and Parks Association.

Stephanie Albanese was hired in May 2017 as the Human Resources Director. Mrs. Albanese will direct a variety of human resource programs including recruiting, employee benefits, citywide safety/risk programs and trainings, wellness and workforce development opportunities. She previously served five years as the Human Resources Manager for Licking County where she managed the county’s self-funded health plan, employee benefits, on boarding, FMLA administration, HRA/FSA funding and other human resource functions for over 1,000 public employees including elected officials, union and non-union, full time, part time and intermittent employees. Mrs. Albanese graduated as a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor’s society with a degree in Human Resources Management from Central Ohio Technical College in 2009. She is a current member of the Society for Human Resources Management Association and the Ohio Public Employer Labor Relations Association. 

Chris P. Schornack was hired as Deputy Finance Director in November 2005, and appointed as Director of Finance in January 2010.  Mr. Schornack received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting in 1999 from Franciscan University.  He started with the State of Ohio Auditor of States Office in 1999 where he was an Audit Manager until his arrival in Pickerington.  He is a member of the Ohio and National Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), Ohio and National Chapter of the Association of Public Treasurers (APT), and the Ohio and National Association of Government Accountants (AGA).   His duties include  maintaining the financial records of the municipality, processing revenues and expenditures in accordance with the annual budget, local and state laws and generally accepted governmental accounting principles, and managing the investment of all City revenues ensuring not only safety and liquidity but maximizing earnings of taxpayers’ dollars. The Finance  Department has received numerous awards including the Auditor of State's Making Your Tax Dollars Count Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the years 2004 through 2008 Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR) by the Government Finance Officers Association.

Molly Schwartz was hired in May of 1998 for the position of Deputy Clerk of Court and was appointed Clerk of Court in June of 2001 by Mayor Randall L. Hughes.  The City of Pickerington Mayor's Court serves as the Judicial branch for the City.  It is held as an example of professionalism in the Central Ohio area.  Ms. Schwartz also previously served as the Executive Secretary/Administrative Assistant to the Mayor.

Chief Michael Taylor has been a career officer with the City of Pickerington for over 28 years. He was appointed Chief of Police in January 2003. He has an excellent service record and impressive credentials. He is responsible for the operations of the Pickerington Police Department and manages both police and civilian personnel directly and through his supervisors. He regularly attends Safety Committee of Council and other governmental meetings. Chief Taylor is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College, a 1998 graduate of the FBI National Academy and a 1994 graduate of Northwestern University’s Management of Police Staff and Command program. He also has 22 years of experience as State-Certified Police Instructor with the Central Ohio Police Officer Training Academy. Chief Taylor is experienced in municipal and police operations and his appointment as Chief of Police allowed for an orderly transition in the police department upon the retirement of former Chief of Police John Fuller.

Scott Tourville was hired in May 2013 as the City Engineer.  Scott graduated from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a degree in civil engineering and has a Master of Public Administration degree from Central Michigan University.  Prior to employment with the City of Pickerington, Scott worked for the City of Westerville as a civil engineer.  He has experience in both the design and construction of roadways and other public infrastructure.  He is a member of APWA and a registered professional engineer in the State of Ohio.

Heather Moore was appointed as City Clerk in June of 2017. She is a member of the Ohio Municipal Clerks' Association and the International Municipal Clerks' Association. The City Clerk’s Department attends and records the minutes of all regular and special meetings of Council, including the meetings of all standing committees, as well as the Board of Zoning Appeals, Planning & Zoning Commission, and Parks & Recreation Board.