213 South Main Street, Fostoria, Ohio
Clerk of Council - Tami Drake
I have lived in Fostoria all of my life, I was asked to be the Assistant to the Clerk of Council 4 years ago, I then became the Clerk of Council about one year ago, I enjoy the job very much and have learned a lot. I also work full time at Wolph Title, Inc., and have been an employee of theirs for 18 years, I also work part-time as the secretary of the Civil Service Commission for 7 years. I have been married to Jeff Drake since 1988 and we both are the owners of our Trucking Business for 3 years now. I have a son Joshua A. Drake and 2 beautiful Grandchildren, Liam and Rylan Drake, whom I refer to as my tator-tots. I am a 1988 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School. I love to antique shop and attend as many flea markets as I can during the seasonal months. My favorite sport is football and get into the games maybe a little too much.
At Large - Doug Pahl
I ran for council to make Fostoria a better place to live and work. One thing I'd really like to get done is get the overpasses painted!
I have lived in Fostoria my whole life – actually, in all three counties. I graduated from St. Wendelin High School as a member of the Class of 1982, and graduated from RETS Institute of Technology in Toledo in 1985. I have worked at Time Warner Cable for 26 years. I have three children, Nicholas, Elise and Sophie, and two step-children, Morgan and Matthew. I’m also an auto enthusiast and guitar player.
At Large - Greg Cassidy
I was born and raised in Fostoria. I am a graduate of St. Wendelin High School and Tiffin University. I resided outside (about 12 miles) of Fostoria for a number of years and elected to move back in 2015. My goal in college was to go into banking, however I have spent my career in transportation, warehouse and logistics. I have been very actively involved in the startup of several successful companies. I was President of Findlay Truck Line, Inc. for a number of years and ultimately purchased the company. Fostoria has always been a great community to live and work in. I could not have been raised in a nicer community. The things that I learned and experienced, growing up here have contributed to who I am. Giving back to the community of your "roots" is not really an option, it is an obligation. My time has come to give back. To promote growth, encourage the younger generation to return here, raise a family, and help restore Fostoria to the greatness that it once had. Times have changed, but I believe this community will move forward. This is a community of people that are very giving, unselfish, and caring. No one is a stranger in Fostoria.
At Large - Brian Shaver
Brian Shaver is a Fostoria native and chose to return to the Fostoria community to raise his family. As Director of Parish and School at St. Wendelin Catholic School and Parish, he has developed many relationships within the Fostoria community and attends many functions in the city of Fostoria focused on development, commerce and community building which aids in decision making as a representative at-large in the city.
In his education, training and tenure with the Diocese of Toledo, he gained an incredible, well-rounded, insight into the many facets of running a community based non-profit business. Such facets include management, budgeting, problem solving skills, safety, resource procurement and development, communication to stakeholders, document and policy drafting, diplomacy and interpersonal communication skills.
Ward 4 - Thomas Lake
I have been serving on City Council since 2003. I ran for City Council because I wanted to help bring jobs and businesses back to Fostoria. My vision for Fostoria is to work on building recreation, fighting unemployment and bringing businesses to Fostoria! I love Fostoria simply because it’s a wonderful place to live.
Ward 3 - Jonathan Hay
Greetings! My name is Jonathan Hay and I am a lifelong native of Fostoria, a 1988 graduate of St. Wendelin High School and active member of St. Wendelin Parish. I studied business administration at Owens Community College and earned a degree in business education from Bowling Green State University. I worked 14 years at Cooper Standard Automotive and am in 12th year employed as a pastoral associate at St. Wendelin Parish. I am married to Natalie (Altwies) Hay and we have four children.
I look forward to helping citizens recognize what is good about Fostoria thereby recovering pride in the city that once was. We have much to be grateful for and many positive assets from which to draw to enhance the attractiveness of our city. When we pull together, good things will happen.
Ward 2 - Greg Flores
I am a longtime citizen of Fostoria and graduated from Fostoria Senior High School in 1992. I am married to my beautiful wife Aymee, and I have an 8 year old son, Mathew. I strived to be on City Council for two reasons. One: I am raising my family here and have a vested interest in the well-being of the city and genuinely care about the future of Fostoria. Two: I believe it is time for my generation to get involved in making a difference. I am a firm believer that change will not happen by just talking the talk; you must also walk the walk. I want to inspire my generation that their votes and opinions do matter and if they want change, they need to get involved. I am very involved in the local community with various organizations and want to lead by example. My eyes and ears are open and I would love to talk to everybody about their ideas to make Fostoria a better place to live.
Ward 1 - Paula Dilion
I have lived in Fostoria all my life. This is my first term on City Council; I’m on my third year of a four year term. I ran for council because I wanted to be more involved with the city. I’m retired from Honeywell and finally had the time to devote back to the city.
I enjoy hearing from the people of the First Ward and listening to them for ideas around their neighborhood. My favorite thing about Fostoria is the people; they are good citizens who always stand behind the city. I volunteer at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital and I’m active in the Block Watch program. My favorite pastime is spending time with my grandkids.
President - Steve Kauffman
A native of Columbus, Steve Kauffman holds Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Arts degrees from the Ohio State University. He has been teaching instrumental music full-time since 1995, and worked in the Buckeye Central Local and Columbus City School districts before moving to Fostoria in 2010 to accept the position of Director of Bands for the Fostoria City Schools. Steve and his wife Heidi reside in Fostoria, and have four children, all of whom are either Fostoria High School Graduates or students.