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Medina City Council
2024 City Council

President of Council

John M. Coyne III - Term expires 12/31/27

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.

Contact Information: 1165 Ty Drive Medina, Ohio 44256 Phone: 330-723-9998 Office: 330-849-6677 Cell: 330-730-1763 Email: [email protected] or [email protected]


Ward 1 Council Representative - Term expires 12/31/25

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Jessica Hazeltine

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 proud mother of two children, Medina Bee Jack, and Cloverleaf Colt Grace.

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, Special Legislation Committee, Cable ACCESS, CRA Housing, 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 Public Policy Committee, and a board member of the Battered Women's Shelter of Medina and Summit Counties.

Contact Information:  515 Blake Avenue, Phone: (330) 421-4750 , Email:  [email protected]


Ward 2 Council Representative - Term expires 12/31/27

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 protected]


Ward 3 Council Representative - Term expires 12/31/25

Regi Haire

Biography:  A resident of Medina for over 40 years; Regi has two daughters, Sydney and Sierra Thomas.

Education:  Cloverleaf High School, Associate of Arts in Business from Cuyahoga Community College, and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Akron.

Profession:  Retired Accountant and Operations Manager for an Akron engineering company.  Coached girl's varsity lacrosse at two Medina County high schools for 8 years.

Other Experience:  Was President of two Medina City Non-Profit Sports Associations, has been an adult and youth volunteer coach in Medina for soccer, softball, basketball and lacrosse for over 30 years, and was a Medina At-Large Councilwoman in 2003.

Appointments: Chair of Streets & Sidewalks Committee, Water & Utilities Committee, Finance Committee, Health Safety & Sanitation Committee, Medina County Transportation Task Force, Representative for Medina County Planning Commission. 

Contact Information: 640 Pleasant Valley Dr., Cell: 330-722-7471, Email:  [email protected] 


Ward 4 Council Representative - Term expires 12/31/27

 Jim Shields

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 of Council Pro-Tem, 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 protected]


Council at Large - Term expires 12/31/25


Paul Rose

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. 

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, Special Legislation Committee (Chair), CRA Housing, Firemen's Dependents Board, and Community Investment Corp.

Contact Information: 345 Lakeview Dr. Medina, OH 44256 Phone: 330-723-3459 Email: [email protected]

Council At-Large - Term expires 12/31/27

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Natalie Harjar-DiSalvo
Biography:  A resident of Medina since 1998, Natalie is married to Samuel (Chip) DiSalvo, and they have three children, two sons and a daughter, and two grandsons.  Natalie is a teacher at McKinley Sr. High School, and works with students is grades 9-12.
Education:  Vermilion High School, 1981.  Cleveland State University, BA in 1998.  The University of Akron Master of Science, Integrated Language Arts, 7-12, 2007.  Walsh University, Reading Endorsement, K-12, 2014.
Other Experience:  Distribution Manager, Manco Inc. (Now Henkle America), 1989-1995.  Committee member Medina County Leadership Ball in service to Feeding Medina County, 2007-present.
Appointments:  Finance Committee, Health, Safety & Sanitation Committee, Public Properties Committee, Emerging Technologies Committee (Chair), Representative for Medina County Planning Commission.
Contact Information: 330-353-8279 Email:  [email protected]

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