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John M. Coyne III - Term expires 12/31/23
Biography: A resident of Medina County for most of his life, John is married to his wife Jennifer and they have three children, two daughters and one son. John is an attorney at the law firm of Roetzel & Andress where he practices in the area of transactional real estate.
Education: Buckeye High School, 1986 University of Tennessee, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, major in Finance, 1990 Cleveland State, Cleveland/Marshall College of Law - Juris Doctor and Masters of Business Administration, 1994
Other Experience: John has been a member of Medina City Council since 1998.
Appointments: Chair of the Finance Committee, Medina City Economic Development Committee, Chairman of the Strategic Plan AdvisoryCommittee, Business Development Committee, member on the Community Investment Corporation Board, member of the JEDD Board.
Ward 1 Council Representative - Term expires 12/31/25
Biography: Jessica works with local non-profits in Marketing and Event Coordinating and she is the artist and owner of a small business, J.Scribbs Custom Hand Lettering and Calligraphy, LLC. Jessica is married to Steve and mother to Jack, Grace and step-son Christian.
Education: Jessica attended Kent State University, Lorain County Community Collegte and Cuyahoga Community College. She is an Ohio Certified Peer Support Specialist in both Addiction and Mental Health.
Appointments: Finance Committee, Chair of Medina Water & Utilities Committee, Streets & Sidewalks Committee, Emerging Technologies Commitee, Shade Tree Commission, Cable ACCESS, ESID Board
Other Experience: Medina County Coordinator for OhioCAN (Change Addiction Now), Family First Council, the Trauma Informed Care Committee, the Medina County Career Center Advisory Board, a member of the United Way of Summit and Medina County Policy Committee, and a board member of Faith in Action.
Contact Information: 515 Blake Avenue, Phone: (330) 421-4750 , Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ward 2 Council Representative - Term expires 12/31/23
Dennie R. Simpson
Biography: Dennie has been a Medina resident for 46 years. He has been employed as a paramedic with Medina Life Support Team for 33 years and a Basic fire fighter for the Medina City Fire Department for 5 years. He is married to Phebe and has three children, Nathan, Zachary, and Nicholas and two step children, James and Aubrey.
Education: Medina High School, 1971 Akron University Allied Health Cuyahoga Community College Paramedic Program
Other Experience: Public Safety 33 years as a paramedic and 5 years as a firefighter. Served on several committees Medina General Hospital Affiliate member AHA.
Appointments: Member of the Finance, Public Properties, Chairman of Health, Safety & Sanitation Committee, Water and Utilities, Firemen's Dependents Board, Cemetery Commission, Board of Building Code Appeals, EMS Advisory Board, Joint Ambulance District, Pro QA Steering Committee, Fire District Advisory Committee.
Contact Information: 951 Shorewood Dr. Medina, Ohio 44256 Phone: 330-725-3302 Email: email@example.com
Ward 3 Council Representative - Term expires 12/31/21
Eric M. Heffinger
Biography: Eric has been a Medina County resident for most of his life. He is married and has three children, one boy and two girls. Eric is a teacher at Wadsworth High School where he teaches English and Journalism.
Education: Buckeye High School, 2005. Bowling Green State University, Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications, 2009. University of Akron, Masters of Science in Education, 2013.
Appointments: Chair of Streets & Sidewalks Committee, Special Legislation Committee, Finance Committee, Health Safety & Sanitation Committee, Medina County Transportation Task Force, CRA Housing Council.
Contact Information: Cell: 330-887-2388, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ward 4 Council Representative - Term expires 12/31/23
Biography: Jim is a life long resident of the City of Medina. He has served as the Ward 4 Councilman since 2001.
Education: Miami University, B.A. in Political Science; University of Akron School of Law, Juris Doctorate
Profession: Medina City Schools - Director of Human Resources/Legal Counsel
Appointments: Finance Committee, Chair of Public Properties, President Pro-Tem, Water & Utilities Committee, Emerging Technologies Committee, Audit Committee, Strategic Plan Advisory Committee, Alternate for Medina County Planning Commission.
Contact Information: 327 Cardinal Drive Medina, Ohio 44256 Phone: 330-722-8402 Email: email@example.com
Council at Large - Term expires 12/31/25
Biography: Paul has been a resident of Medina City since 1987. He and his wife, Joelle, have been married for over 40 years. They have 3 grown children. Paul’s professional career has taken him through Republic Steel, LTV Steel, and Andersen Consulting. Currently, he is a Service Delivery Manager for IBM.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, John Carroll University 1976 MBA, Cleveland State 1984
Other Experience: Member of the Storm Water Utility Commission, Member of the Board of Zoning Appeals.
Appointments: Finance Committee, Streets and Sidewalks Committee, Planning Commission, Emerging Technologies Committee (Chair), Special Legislation Committee, Firemen's Dependents Board, and Community Investment Corp.
Contact Information: 345 Lakeview Dr. Medina, OH 44256 Phone: 330-723-3459 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org