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Please email questions and comments to 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; voicemail: 614-939-4019
Term ends 12/31/27

Sloan and his wife Jennifer have been New Albany residents since 2002 and are the proud parents of three boys. The Spalding family is very active in New Albany High School sports, charity walks and runs, community events, the New Albany Symphony and Pelotonia. Sloan was elected mayor in 2015, 2019, and 2023 after having been elected twice to City Council. Prior to being elected to 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. Before he moved to Ohio, Sloan was commissioned as an Officer in the United States Army and served in the Utah Army National Guard. He 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.

City Council

Marlene Brisk; voicemail: 614-939-4021
Term ends 12/31/27

Marlene and her late husband Jim moved to New Albany in 2004. Their three daughters are all graduates of 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 has been employed in the field of commercial real estate management since 2001 and is currently Senior Vice-President and Counsel at Schottenstein Property Group.

Marlene served on the New Albany Board of Zoning Appeals from 2010-2014.  In 2014, she was the first woman appointed to the New Albany Planning Commission, where she served until becoming a member of City Council in 2016. She is a graduate of the New Albany Citizen Police Academy and of the first class of Leadership New Albany, coordinated by the New Albany Chamber of Commerce.

As a member of City Council, Marlene has served as Council Liaison to the Board of Zoning Appeals, the Planning Commission, and to the New Albany-Plain Local School District. She is currently a Council Liaison to the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility (IDEA) Implementation Panel, Community Improvement Corporation, and to the New Albany Architectural Review Board. She is a member of the Hotel/Motel Bed Tax Grant Committee and serves on the Healthy New Albany Steering Committee and the New Albany Bridges Steering Committee.

Marlene loves being involved in all that New Albany has to offer and is deeply committed to helping New Albany continue to thrive. She regularly meets with leaders of local businesses, community organizations, and 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.

Mike Durik; voicemail: 614-939-4022
Term ends 12/31/27

Mike has enjoyed living in New Albany since 1993 and has two adult children plus two grandchildren.

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 two global organizations, he is currently employedpart-time  at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.

Mike has served on City Council since 2017 and is currently Council Liaison to Plain Township.  Prior to that, he served on several boards and commissions, including the Economic Development Commission, Zoning Appeals Board, Architectural Review 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 to carefully manage our significant commercial development in order to ease the economic burden on our residents and enable us to provide exceptional programs and services. He also believes it is important that we work closely with the school administration and their needs as we manage future residential development. His desire to serve on 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.

Chip Fellows; voicemail: 614-939-4023
Term ends 12/31/25

Chip and his wife Teresa are proud New Albany residents. He has lived in New Albany since 2001 and he has two daughters, Maddie and Anna. 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 chaired the Administration Standing Committee. He is the Council Liaison to the Parks and Trails Advisory Board and a member of the Hotel/Motel Bed Tax Grant Committee. Prior to his service on 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 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.

Kasey Kist; voicemail: 614-939-4025
Term ends 12/31/25

Kasey and his wife Rebecca have lived in New Albany since 2004 and have two sons. Their son Kameron attends Loyola University Chicago, and their son Kaden attends New Albany High School. Kasey graduated from the University of Cincinnati with bachelor degrees in history and education. He is the founder and president of Keystone Building Contractors LLC, a general contracting company that focuses on commercial construction. Kasey and Rebecca also own and operate Qdoba and Popeyes restaurants throughout central Ohio.

Kasey has been a City Council member since 2018 and currently serves as Council Liaison to the New Albany-Plain Local Schools and the Sustainability Advisory Board. Prior to serving on City Council, Kasey was a member of the Rocky Fork Blacklick Accord, Parks and Trails Steering Committee, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Planning Commission. He is also 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.

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.

Matt Shull, President Pro Tempore; voicemail: 614-939-4024
Term ends 12/31/25

Matt and his wife Vickey have been New Albany residents since 2000, and their son and two daughters all graduated from New Albany High School. Matt received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University. He recently retired from Pfizer Inc. Now that Matt is retired, he enjoys spending time with his grandson, playing pickleball, and serving on City Council.

Matt served on the Board of Zoning Appeals from 2004-2016 and as its Chair for two years. He was appointed to City Council in 2016 to replace Sloan Spalding, who had become mayor. Matt was re-elected by New Albany residents in 2017 and again in 2021. As a member of City Council, Matt is currently serving as President Pro Tempore. He currently serves as Chair of City Council’s Hotel/Motel Bed Tax Subcommittee. Additionally, he serves as the Council Liaison to Board of Zoning and Appeals, Council Representative to New Albany Parks & Recreation, and Council Member on the Community Improvement Corporation. Matt has served as the Council Liaison to the Architectural Review Board, Planning Commission, and Charter Review Commission. He is a graduate of the New Albany Citizen Police Academy.

The City of New Albany has continued to experience tremendous growth and opportunity during Matt’s tenure. He 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 enjoys meeting with the residents of New Albany, America’s best suburb (and best residents)!

Andrea Wiltrout; voicemail: 614-939-4020
Term ends 12/31/25

In 2015, Andrea and her husband Chad chose New Albany as the place to raise their family.  They have three young children, two of whom attend the New Albany-Plain Local  Primary School.

Andrea grew up in the “State up North” and graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in Political Science and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan.  She began her career in private practice and worked for a decade at the nation’s most prestigious law firms, including Jones Day in Chicago and Dorsey & Whitney in Minneapolis.

When Andrea moved to New Albany, she took a break from practicing law and devoted herself to her growing family and to community service.  She was appointed to the New Albany Board of Zoning Appeals and was later appointed to the Planning Commission.  She is currently the Council Liaison to the Planning Commission and a Council Representative on the IDEA Implementation Panel. She also serves on the boards of the New Albany Women’s Network and the New Albany-Plain Local Schools District Parent Teacher Organization for the Primary School and Intermediate School.  She previously served as Council Liaison to the Architectural Review Board. In 2019, Andrea returned to practicing law and now serves as counsel at Baker Hostetler, specializing in litigation.

Andrea was elected to City Council in 2021 and is incredibly excited about the opportunity to serve the residents of New Albany.  Andrea is committed to ensuring that New Albany remains the best place to raise a family.  She is focused on developing amenities and programs that will connect the community.  Andrea believes in the power of public advocacy and will work hard to ensure that the voices of all residents of New Albany are heard and celebrated.

City Manager

Joseph Stefanov; voicemail: 614-855-3913

New Albany utilizes the Council-Manager form of government, which combines the political leadership of elected officials with the managerial expertise of an appointed, professional city manager who serves as New Albany’s CEO. The current city manager is Joseph F. Stefanov. He has served in this capacity since 2000 and is the longest serving city manager in New Albany’s history.

The city manager serves as the community’s CEO and is appointed by City Council to:

  • Provide organizational leadership;
  • Manage municipal operations;
  • Coordinate and direct the budget process;
  • Oversee implementation of City Council enacted policies and adopted budgets;
  • Ensure effective delivery of services to New Albany residents and businesses;
  • Advise City Council members on policy matters and keep them apprised of municipal operations;
  • Direct department heads and consultants; and
  • Implement all fiscal, planning and infrastructure programs.

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