Bill Vance was appointed as City Manager in June 2010. Mr. Vance graduated from Appalachian State University's Town and City Manager Program, and has served as Town Manager in Lady Lake, Florida, Luray, Virginia and Franklinton, North Carolina since 1994. He is a certified local government manager by the International City Manager Association.
Edward J. Drobina was hired in August 2003 to fill the newly created position of Assistant Service Director and was promoted to Service Manager in July 2005. Mr. Drobina has 25 years experience in Water and Wastewater, and holds a Class III license in water and a Class IV license in wastewater. He is a member of the American Water Works Association, Water Environmental Federation, and American Public Works Association. His management experience includes four years as the Operations Superintendent for Franklin County Sanitary Engineers prior to coming to Pickerington and serving as Village Administrator for Stockport (Morgan County) and Mount Gilead (Morrow County). He is a member of the District 17 Integrating Committee which selects grant recipients for a six county area and has also completed numerous water and wastewater continuing education courses. He has instructed water and wastewater classes for the Ohio Operator Training Committee and Ohio Rural Water.
Rebecca Medinger was hired in August 2010 as Recreation Administrator and promoted in 2013 to Parks and Recreation Director. Mrs. Medinger received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise, Leisure and Sport with a focus in Sports Management from Kent State University in 2006. Since then she has worked for the City of Beachwood Community Services Department as Administrative Assistant, was promoted to Communications Coordinator, and later held positions at the City of Dublin Community Recreation Center, The Ohio State University Athletic Department and the New Albany Country Club. She is also a member of the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association and the National Recreation and Parks Association.
Gretchen Nihiser was hired in August 2015 as the Human Resources Director. Mrs. Nihiser will direct a variety of human resource programs and risk management training classes. She previously served as Human Resources Director for the City of Lancaster, where she oversaw all human resource functions for 420 public employees including management, non-union, union and safety forces. She also has worked extensively in the private sector in the human resources field, including companies such as DSW Inc. of Columbus and Rocky Brands of Logan, Ohio. Mrs. Nihiser graduated summa cum laude with a degree in human resources management from Franklin University.
Chris P. Schornack was hired as Deputy Finance Director in November 2005, and appointed as Director of Finance in January 2010. Mr. Schornack received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting in 1999 from Franciscan University. He started with the State of Ohio Auditor of States Office in 1999 where he was an Audit Manager until his arrival in Pickerington. He is a member of the Ohio and National Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), Ohio and National Chapter of the Association of Public Treasurers (APT), and the Ohio and National Association of Government Accountants (AGA). His duties include maintaining the financial records of the municipality, processing revenues and expenditures in accordance with the annual budget, local and state laws and generally accepted governmental accounting principles, and managing the investment of all City revenues ensuring not only safety and liquidity but maximizing earnings of taxpayers’ dollars. The Finance Department has received numerous awards including the Auditor of State's Making Your Tax Dollars Count Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the years 2004 through 2008 Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR) by the Government Finance Officers Association.
Molly Schwartz was hired in May of 1998 for the position of Deputy Clerk of Court and was appointed Clerk of Court in June of 2001 by Mayor Randall L. Hughes. The City of Pickerington Mayor's Court serves as the Judicial branch for the City. It is held as an example of professionalism in the Central Ohio area. Ms. Schwartz also previously served as the Executive Secretary/Administrative Assistant to the Mayor.
Chief Michael Taylor has been a career officer with the City of Pickerington for over 28 years. He was appointed Chief of Police in January 2003. He has an excellent service record and impressive credentials. He is responsible for the operations of the Pickerington Police Department and manages both police and civilian personnel directly and through his supervisors. He regularly attends Safety Committee of Council and other governmental meetings. Chief Taylor is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College, a 1998 graduate of the FBI National Academy and a 1994 graduate of Northwestern University’s Management of Police Staff and Command program. He also has 22 years of experience as State-Certified Police Instructor with the Central Ohio Police Officer Training Academy. Chief Taylor is experienced in municipal and police operations and his appointment as Chief of Police allowed for an orderly transition in the police department upon the retirement of former Chief of Police John Fuller.
Scott Tourville was hired in May 2013 as the City Engineer. Scott graduated from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a degree in civil engineering and has a Master of Public Administration degree from Central Michigan University. Prior to employment with the City of Pickerington, Scott worked for the City of Westerville as a civil engineer. He has experience in both the design and construction of roadways and other public infrastructure. He is a member of APWA and a registered professional engineer in the State of Ohio.
Lynda Yartin was appointed as Municipal Clerk in May of 1994. Mrs. Yartin obtained her Municipal Clerk's Certification from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks in November 1996, and was accepted into the Master Municipal Clerk Academy in June 2001. She is a member of the Ohio Municipal Clerks' Association, the International Municipal Clerks' Association, and the National Notary Association. The Municipal Clerk’s Department attends and records the minutes of all regular and special meetings of Council, including the meetings of all standing committees, as well as the Board of Zoning Appeals, Planning & Zoning Commission, Tree Commission, and Parks & Recreation Board.