Please email questions and comments to email@example.com 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.
City Council & Mayor
Sloan Spalding, Mayor
firstname.lastname@example.org; voicemail: 614-939-4019
Term ends 12/31/19
Sloan and his wife Jennifer have been New Albany residents since 2002 and are the proud parents of three young boys. The Spalding family is very 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 Council, Sloan served New Albany on the Personnel Appeals Board, Planning Committee, 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 Section Chief for Employment Law for Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. Prior professional appointments have included 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
email@example.com; 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, Connor and K.C., who 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 now practices law from an office in New Albany. She has been in private practice for over 30 years.
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org; voicemail: 614-939-4021
Term ends 12/31/19
Marlene and her husband Jim have been residents of New Albany since 2004. Their two oldest daughters, Rachel and Jessica, are graduates of New Albany High School and their youngest daughter, Julia, is currently a New Albany High School student.
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.
Prior to being appointed to City Council in 2016 and elected in November 2017, Marlene served on the Board of Zoning Appeals and subsequently on the Planning Commission. On Council, she was a steering committee member for the West Licking County Accord and she currently serves as Council Liaison to the Board of Zoning Appeals and to the New Albany Plain Local School District.
Marlene believes that New Albany offers its residents a unique combination of the warmth and feel of a small town along with many amenities typically only available in a larger city. She is deeply committed to helping New Albany sustain that balance as the tax base, population and retail offerings continue to grow. Her goal is for New Albany to always be a place that future generations will be proud to call home.
email@example.com; voicemail: 614-939-4022
Term ends 12/31/19
Mike and his wife Lorrie have enjoyed living in New Albany since 1993 and they are the parents 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 a senior director at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.
Prior to being appointed to City Council in 2017 and elected by New Albany residents in later that year, 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.
firstname.lastname@example.org; voicemail: 614-939-4023
Term ends 12/31/21
Chip has been a New Albany resident since 2001 and he has two children. He was appointed to City Council in 2006 and was first elected in 2007. Prior to his tenure on council, he also served on the New Albany Community Events Board and the Architectural Review Board.
Chip grew up in Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University. He is currently employed in the healthcare field. Chip’s primary focus for New Albany is to continue the robust economic development at the New Albany International Business Park and work towards bringing new businesses and related amenities to the Village Center. Moreover, Chip is focused on maintaining fiscal responsibility, providing quality and responsive public service, maintaining safe neighborhoods with open green space and parks, and providing open and responsive communications with city residents.
email@example.com; voicemail: 614-939-4025
Term ends 12/31/21
Vacancy to be filled within 60 days from September 11, 2018.
firstname.lastname@example.org; 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 the Architectural Review Board, the Grants and Non-Profit Funding Committee, Service and Public Facilities Committee, and the New Albany-Plain Local Joint Parks District. 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.