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Appointments & Committees

Council Meetings are held the First & Third Tuesday of the month at 6pm in the council chambers at 213 South Main Street Fostoria, Ohio 44830.


Appointments & Committees

Appointments & Committees

Appointments & Committees

Appointments & Committees

Appointments & Committees

Appointments & Committees

city council

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.

Email: smileytami88@aim.com

At Large - Edward Logsdon

​I was born in Tiffin, but grew up on Rt. 18, just a few miles east of Fostoria.  After graduating from St. Wendelin High School in 1973, I went to college and eventually received a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology.  I am also a percussionist and love music.  I played drums in Band, Orchestra, Young Fostorians, and multiple rock bands over the years.  My first drum lessons were at Duffield’s Music Store in downtown Fostoria, where I later taught lessons to new students.  My interests in music, engineering and outdoor sports eventually landed me in Denver, CO, where I lived for the 35 years.  In Denver, I was a partner in D. L. Adams Associates, an engineering consulting firm specializing in acoustical and theatrical projects design.  We worked on projects all over the world from Taiwan to Kazakhstan.  My parents are both from this area and lived in Fostoria most of their lives.  In 2017, I sold my partnership in the firm and moved back to town to be near my mom.  With my background in engineering, management and the arts, I will use my experience to help make positive changes for everyone’s benefit.  I look forward to future possibilities.

Email: logsdon.edward@gmail.com


​​​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. 

​Email: GCassidy@FTLCO.com

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.

 ​Email: fostoriacouncilmanshaver@gmail.com

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.
 

​Email: TLake10244@aol.com


​​Ward 3 - Don Mennel


Email: councilward03@gmail.com

Ward 2 - Mike Shaffer

Mike Shaffer was appointed to serve on Fostoria City Council in 2022 representing the Second Ward. Mike is a lifelong resident of Fostoria, Ohio and a 2003 graduate from St. Wendelin High School. He received a Bachelor’s Degree (Human Resource Management & Technology Management) and Master’s Degree (Education) from The University of Findlay.  Mike is a certified Learning / Performance Improvement Professional who has spent the last 17 years working in Learning and Development Organizations.  He has worked at The University of Findlay, Marathon Petroleum Company and is currently employed at by Eli Lilly & Co.  In the past, Mike has served on boards and volunteered with different organizations in Hancock County.

He has been married to his spouse Connie for 12 years. He has two children who attend Fostoria City Schools.  Mike enjoys spending time with family and friends, going on walks, playing the guitar and working on creative projects.

Email: mikeshaffer2@icloud.com
Facebook: Mike Shaffer - Fostoria City Council Ward 2 

Ward 1 - Amy Mendoza
I was sworn into this position on January 4th, 2022 by appointment. I am a 26-year resident of Fostoria. My husband, Jeff and I have lived in Ward 1 for the past 14 years and have no intentions of ever moving. Our two children attend Fostoria Junior Senior High School and the majority of our extended families live in Fostoria as well.

I work full time as the Administrative Juvenile Co-Ordinator at the Hancock County Public Defender’s Office and have been employed there for the last 11 years. I thoroughly enjoy working with the public in the service sector. Also, I am earning an associate degree in Office Administration Technology as a part-time student at Owens Community College. I plan to continue my education to receive a bachelor degree in Business Management.

Fostoria is full of diversity which is a uniqueness that should be showcased. Despite our differences and struggles, we are a community that continues to persevere. We are united in our common pride in our town and similar values such as the importance of family and friends, kindness, and loyalty. These principles are what will ultimately help our town continue on the path for a more prosperous future which I am very excited about.  

Email: amymendozaward1@yahoo.com
Facebook: Amy Mendoza - Fostoria City Council Ward 1

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, where he was awarded the 2016 Rotary "Golden Apple" as the outstanding teacher in the City of Fostoria.  Steve and his wife Heidi have four children (all of whom are Fostoria High School Graduates) and one grandchild. Steve also serves on the state board for the Ohio Music Education Association as president-elect of District 2, and is a member of the Fostoria Charter Review Commission.

Email: councilkauffman@gmail.com