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Please email questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org and include “Question/Comment for Council” in the email subject line. You may also contact Clerk of Council Jennifer Mason at 614-939-2244 with questions or comments, who will relay your information to all City Council members. If you would like to contact City Council members individually, their email addresses and voice mail numbers are listed below as part of their bios.
Sloan Spalding, Mayor
email@example.com; voicemail: 614-939-4019
Term ends 12/31/23
Sloan and his wife Jennifer have been New Albany residents since 2002 and are the proud parents of three boys. The Spalding family is active in New Albany youth sporting leagues, charity walks and runs, community events, the New Albany Symphony and Pelotonia. He was first elected mayor in 2015 after having been elected twice to City Council.
Prior to being elected to City Council, Sloan served New Albany on the Personnel Appeals Board, Planning Commission, and was the Chair of the 2009 Charter Review Commission.
Sloan received a degree in political science, with a minor in military science, from the University of Utah. During his college years, Sloan also served as a member of the Utah Army National Guard and upon graduation was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army. Sloan moved back to Ohio in 1994 and earned a Juris Doctor degree from Capital University Law School.
Sloan currently serves as chief of staff for Ohio State Auditor Keith Faber. Prior professional appointments have included being selected as section chief for employment law for then Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, general counsel and deputy chancellor for the Ohio Board of Regents, chief legal counsel to the Ohio Department of Mental Health and labor relations director for The Ohio State University.
Sloan is committed to maximizing New Albany’s economic development opportunities, maintaining our proud history of strong fiscal management, and providing our citizens with top-notch municipal services without having to increase income taxes.
Colleen Briscoe, President Pro Tempore
firstname.lastname@example.org; voicemail: 614-939-4020
Term ends 12/31/21
Colleen and her husband Bob Berry moved into their New Albany home in 1992. They have two children, both of which graduated from New Albany High School.
Colleen was raised in central Ohio and received her bachelor’s degree from Miami University and her J.D. from Capital University Law School. Following law school, she served as a prosecuting attorney and magistrate. She recently retired from the practice of law in New Albany.
Colleen served as Mayor of New Albany from 1996-2003. Since that time, she was appointed and then elected as a member of City Council. While on City Council, she has been council’s representative to: Planning Commission, Economic Development Commission, and Community Improvement Corporation.
In addition to volunteer work at various events in New Albany, Colleen has served on the Founders Day Committee and the Community Foundation Board.
Colleen has been elected or appointed to numerous boards and committees of the Columbus Bar Association including the Board of Governors, the Judicial Screening Committee, and the Committee on Racial Profiling. She currently serves on the Professional Ethics and Grievance Committee. In addition, Colleen has served as a board member of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission and Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio. She has been recognized by Syntaxis Youth Homes for her pro bono work.
Colleen is supportive of and extensively involved in economic development in the city. Colleen has always been a proponent of leisure trails to connect the entire city and has worked to achieve this goal. She particularly appreciates the sense of spirit and cooperation alive in New Albany today which results in residents, business leaders and government entities working together with the common goal of improving the community.
email@example.com; voicemail: 614-939-4021
Term ends 12/31/23
Marlene and her husband Jim have been residents of New Albany since 2004. They have three daughters, all who graduated from New Albany High School.
Marlene received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Finance from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and earned a Juris Doctor degree from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. She began her career in private practice in Columbus and has been employed in the field of commercial real estate management since 2001.
As a member of City Council since 2016, Marlene has served as Council Liaison to the Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Action (IDEA) Committee, the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Grant and Non-Profit Funding Committee. Prior to her appointment to City Council, she served on the Board of Zoning Appeals and subsequently on the Planning Commission.
Marlene loves being involved in all that New Albany has to offer and she is deeply committed to helping New Albany continue to thrive. She regularly meets with leaders of local businesses, community organizations and with city residents to make sure that she understands the needs of her community and she is focused on finding the most economically responsible ways to support those needs.
firstname.lastname@example.org; voicemail: 614-939-4022
Term ends 12/31/23
Mike has enjoyed living in New Albany since 1993 and is the parent of two adult children.
A graduate of the University of Toledo, Mike received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in human resources and a Master of Business Administration in finance. Following a successful career as a corporate executive with a global organization, he is currently employed at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.
Mike was appointed to City Council in 2017 and elected by New Albany residents later that year. He is currently Council Liaison to the Architectural Review Board and Plain Township. Prior to his City Council term, Mike served on several city boards and commissions, including the Economic Development Commission, Zoning Appeals Board, Planning Commission, and the steering committee for the Western Licking County Accord. In addition, Mike has served on the boards of the New Albany Chamber of Commerce and Healthy New Albany.
Mike believes it is important that we continue our commercial development in order to ease the economic burden on our residents and enable us to provide exceptional programs and services. His desire to serve on City Council stems from an appreciation of the community spirit of New Albany where residents are actively involved in contributing thoughtful ideas and time to make this the best place to live.
email@example.com; voicemail: 614-939-4023
Term ends 12/31/21
Chip and his wife Teresa are proud New Albany residents. He has lived in New Albany since 2001 and he has two daughters. Chip has been a City Council member since 2006. During his tenure, he has served as Council Liaison to the New Albany Plain Local School District, Board of Zoning Appeals, Charter Review Commission, and the Parks and Trails Advisory Board. He has also served as chair of the Administration standing committee, which includes overseeing boards and commissions, and he is a member of the Grants and Non-Profit Funding City Council subcommittee. Prior to his service on City Council, he was a member of the New Albany Community Events Board and Architectural Review Board.
Chip enjoys staying active in the community. He served as chair of his HOA and participated in coaching youth sports. He is currently employed as a corporate account executive in the healthcare field. He’s a lifelong Ohio resident and a proud graduate of The Ohio State University. As a City Council member, Chip’s primary focus is to continue the City’s disciplined and well-planned approach to economic development at the New Albany International Business Park and to bring in new businesses and amenities to the Village Center. Chip is steadfast on maintaining fiscal responsibility, providing quality and responsive public service, maintaining safe neighborhoods with available parks, and providing open and responsive communications with city residents.
firstname.lastname@example.org; voicemail: 614-939-4025
Term ends 12/31/21
Kasey and his wife Rebecca have lived in New Albany since 2004 and they have two sons who attend the New Albany-Plain Local Schools. Kasey graduated from the University of Cincinnati with bachelor degrees in history and education. Kasey is the founder and president of Keystone Building Contractors LLC, a general contracting company that focuses on commercial construction. He and his wife Rebecca also own and operate Freshii, a restaurant in New Albany’s Village Center.
Kasey was appointed to City Council in 2018 and currently serves as Council Liaison to Public Utilities and the New Albany-Plain Local Schools. Prior to being appointed to City Council, Kasey served on the Rocky Fork Blacklick Accord, Parks and Trails Steering Committee, Board of Zoning Appeals and Planning Commission. He is a co-founder of the Thanks For Giving 4 Miler, an annual Thanksgiving day event based in New Albany that raises funds for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, LifeCare Alliance, and the New Albany Community Foundation. Kasey is also active with Meals on Wheels and Habitat for Humanity and coaches cross country at Columbus Academy.
Kasey is proud to call New Albany home and he cannot think of a better place to raise his family and operate a business. He is focused on continuing to grow the New Albany International Business park while simultaneously encouraging residential development that does not negatively impact the New Albany-Plain Local Schools. Kasey enjoys engaging the people of New Albany and listening to what they want from their leadership.
email@example.com; voicemail: 614-939-4024
Term ends 12/31/21
Matt and his wife Vickey have been New Albany residents since 2000 and they have a son and two daughters who all graduated from New Albany High School. Matt received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University. He is currently employed in the healthcare field.
Matt was appointed to City Council in 2016 and elected by its residents to a new four-year term in November 2017. He currently serves as Council Liaison to Planning Commission, Service and Public Facilities Committee, Charter Review Commission and the New Albany-Plain Local Joint Parks District. He also chairs the Grants and Non-Profit Funding Committee. Prior to his tenure on Council, he served on the Board of Zoning and Appeals for twelve years and as the chairman for two years.
The City of New Albany has experienced tremendous growth and opportunity over the last couple of decades. Matt is committed to continuing that positive momentum by focusing on three key areas; economic development (growing our business campus), maintaining strong fiscal management, and providing top quality services to the community. Matt is a leader who looks forward to working for the citizens of New Albany, America’s best suburb.