Mayor Greg Peterson
“In Dublin, we embrace the past without fearing the future, and it is my honor and privilege to serve as mayor of this great city. As a member of City Council, my focus is on continuing to protect our fiscal health, providing superior City services and maintaining a high quality of life for our residents. These goals are accomplished through a healthy, expanding and vibrant corporate tax base; a creative and cutting-edge approach to City amenities; and responsible, managed growth. Staying true to these core values today will not only serve our current residents, but will ensure a bright future for Dublin generations to come.”
Ward 1 Representative
Terms on Council: 1998-2001, 2014-2017
Greg Peterson was elected mayor by his peers on Council on Jan. 12, 2016. He was first elected to Dublin City Council in November 1997 and served until December 2001. Peterson was re-elected to Council in November 2013, and is currently serving his second four-year term. He also has served his community as a trial judge for the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas and as an assistant prosecuting attorney in the Franklin County Prosecutor’s office.
Peterson is a partner in the law firm of Peterson Conners Fergus & Peer, LLP, where he also serves as a hearing officer for the Ohio Secretary of State and prosecutor for Hilliard Mayor’s Court. In addition, he has been appointed to serve as a special prosecutor throughout the State of Ohio, and is a former magistrate for the City of Dublin.
Peterson was a member of the Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors from 2009 to 2013. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and The Ohio State University. He has been a speaker for the Ohio Attorney General’s Conference on Law Enforcement and is a guest lecturer on complex criminal prosecution at Columbus State Community College.
He and his wife Sonni have two children Tatum and Zachary, and reside in Coventry Woods.
Vice Mayor John Reiner
“I chose to serve to see if we could improve the quality of life for my neighbors. I wanted to see if we could create an exceptional city that provided extraordinary services – safe, green, and beautiful – while educating our youth to a high degree, so that our country could have future leaders. I think we prevailed with careful planning and cutting-edge laws that created a green, well-planned city that many urban planners and residents think is one of the best in the country. I have been most proud and humbled to work with the dedicated, exceptional citizenry and staff of the City of Dublin.”
Ward 3 Representative
Terms on Council: 1997*, 1998-2001, 2002-05, 2006-2009, 2010-2013, 2014-2017
Prior to serving on City Council, John Reiner was a member of the City of Dublin Planning and Zoning Commission for eight years. He was chairman of the Forestry Commission from 1980 to 1984, and wrote the first comprehensive beautification laws in the state of Ohio, which later were adopted by many communities across the country, including Hawaii.
As a Council member, he is most proud to have been involved in early legislation, which set the groundwork for the beautiful aesthetics found in Dublin today, from bike paths to underground telephone wires. He also is passionate about the City’s role in supporting a healthy community.
Reiner, a veteran, held the rank of captain in the U.S. Army, and is a distinguished military graduate. He holds a bachelor’s degree in government and international affairs from The Ohio State University, and is a registered landscape architect and urban planner. He attended continuing education courses in 1982 and 1983 at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Reiner has received numerous national and international design awards, including the American Society of Landscape Architecture Honor Award for writing progressive legislation to advance American civilization and culture. He was awarded a knighthood from The Sovereign Military Order of Malta by the Vatican, and he and his wife Sheila received the Pope Leo XIII Award from the Pontifical College Josephinum.
Reiner also is a recipient of the Dublin Citizen of the Year award, and was selected as a community hero to carry the Olympic torch on its way to Atlanta in 1996. Among his many civic duties, he has served the Franklin Park Conservatory, Color Columbus, The Topiary Board, The Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association Highway Beautification Board and The Japanese/American Arts Board, and is a member and past president of the Muirfield Association.
Reiner is president and owner of Oakland Nurseries Inc. He and Sheila have four children, Genevieve, Erika, Max and Alexis, and reside in Muirfield Village.
* Appointed to fill unexpired term of Council in February 1997
Christina A. Alutto
“Dublin is a world-class city with rich and diverse history. As citizens and care-takers of Dublin, it is our responsibility to show that our community is worth every effort to create lasting legacies that are nimble enough to transcend the staleness of time. We owe it to our parents, our children and our friends to ensure that Dublin remains relevant and modern while always respecting tradition and values.”
Council Representative At Large
Terms on Council: 2016-2019
Council Member Christina Alutto has spent much of her career in public service, and currently serves as the director of administration for the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio.
Prior to working for SWACO, Alutto was employed by The Ohio State University in a variety of roles for various departments, including information technology, human resources and the Fisher College of Business.
Alutto has served on several committees at Ohio State, including the University Staff Advisory Committee. She also is a member of the Fisher Alumni Board at The Ohio State University, as well as a guest speaker for the John Glenn School of Public Affairs.
Alutto earned her bachelor of business administration degree from Georgia College & State University, and her master’s degree in business administration from The Ohio State University.
A Muirfield Village resident, her favorite moments are spending time with her husband, Rory Gaydos, and their five children, Amelia and Anthony Kunar, Andon and Noah Gaydos, and Mason Gaydos.
Chris Amorose Groomes
“It’s my great honor to continue serving this extraordinary community, and to continue the legacy of outstanding leadership and citizen contribution that has made Dublin what it is today. As a member of Dublin City Council, I’ll continue to demand quality in our development; engage the public in meaningful ways; work to improve the lives of others; and put community first, for the benefit of our children and all future generations.”
Council Representative At Large
Terms on Council: 2016-2019
Council Member Chris Amorose Groomes is a life-long Dublin resident and owner of Amorose Landscape Services, a horticultural consulting firm that specializes in training and plant health management for corporate clients in Kentucky, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Ohio. Prior to her election to City Council, Groomes served eight years on the Dublin Planning and Zoning Commission, six of those as chair.
Groomes’ devotion to public service includes volunteering on the board of directors for Young Life Metro Columbus, which serves more than 40 high schools in Central Ohio. She also coached the Coffman High School junior varsity girls’ basketball team, was a Big Sister with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio and volunteers annually on the flower-planting crew at the Memorial Tournament benefiting Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
She is a 1989 graduate of Dublin High School and a 1993 graduate of The Ohio State University, where she studied horticulture and agricultural business. Her free time is spent enjoying her family, working in her yard and garden, and playing soccer in a co-ed over-40 league.
Groomes and her husband Kevin reside in Muirfield Village with their sons Tyler and Tucker.
“I am honored to have had the opportunity to serve the Dublin community for more than 30 years. We have an incredibly well-qualified and experienced City Council and staff that are fully capable of tackling ongoing and upcoming projects. Ensuring the health, safety and welfare of our constituency is the primary duty of all elected officials and Dublin City Council will continue to fulfill that duty.”
Council Representative At Large
Terms on Council: 2004-07, 2008-2011, 2012-2015, 2016-2019
Council Member Michael Keenan’s career in public service began in 1983 when he was first elected as a Washington Township Trustee – a position he held for two decades before being elected to Dublin City Council in 2003. Keenan was elected mayor in 2014, and served a two-year term in that role.
He is most honored to have worked on collaborative efforts to grow and expand the Washington Township Fire Department and preserve parkland with the purchase of the property for Darree Fields, Ted Kaltenbach Park and Homestead Park. As a Dublin City Council member, he helped lead the charge for a ban on texting while driving, which strengthened the City’s distracted-driving law.
He was appointed by Gov. John Kasich to the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority and currently serves as its chairman, and was appointed by former Ohio Speaker of the House William Batchelder to the Ohio Public Works Commission, which he also serves as chairman. In June 2015, Governor Kasich appointed him as local government representative to the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board. Keenan is past president of the board of the Dublin Arts Council, and served six years as a board member and secretary for the Ohio Township Risk Management Authority.
Keenan is president of The Keenan Agency, which is located in Dublin and provides personal, commercial, life and health insurance to individuals and businesses. He holds a bachelor’s of science degree from The Ohio State University and earned the designation Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter in 2002.
Keenan and his wife Jill are the parents of three children, Ryan, Kelley and Katelin, and reside in Coventry Woods.
“It has been an incredible privilege to have played a role in seeing the City of Dublin grow from a rising corporate headquarters community to a globally respected hotbed of technology, international commerce and entrepreneurial ingenuity. I am proud of how City Council has maintained Dublin’s strong financial integrity while continuing to provide first-class services and amenities to our residents, and implementing innovative plans and ideas to attract new generations and businesses, which will ensure a sustainable future.”
Ward 4 Representative
Terms on Council: 2002-05, 2006-2009, 2010-2013, 2014-2017
Tim Lecklider has served four terms on Dublin City Council, including two, two-year terms as mayor from 2010 to 2013, and two, two-year terms as vice mayor. Before his election to Council, Lecklider served as chair of the Dublin Planning & Zoning Commission and as a member of the Board of Zoning Appeals.
Lecklider is an attorney for the Franklin County Prosecutor’s office where he works in the Civil Division. He previously worked for the Ohio Attorney General’s office, where he was section chief in the Employment Law Section. He also has been an administrative law judge for the Ohio State Employment Relations Board, and has served as president, vice president and executive board member of the Public Sector Labor Relations Association.
Lecklider holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and political science from Bowling Green State University and a juris doctor from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University. He and his wife of 36 years, Sharon, have two daughters, Kathryn and Lauren. The Leckliders reside in Wyndham Village.
“Volunteer service has always been important to me. While growing up, it was a value of our family, and I began volunteering on my own when I was 12 years old. When I moved to Dublin more than 20 years ago and began attending Planning and Zoning Commission meetings, it became clear to me that in our community one person can make a difference. My service on City Council is a reflection of this core value: Make a difference where you can, how you can. I’m proud of the work we’ve done together and the future we’ve planned. Our safe, vibrant neighborhoods; extensive park system; exceptional city services; and the transformation of the Bridge Street District all contribute to the exceptional quality of life in Dublin.”
Ward 2 Representative
Terms on Council: 2002-05, 2006-2009, 2010-2013, 2014-2017
Amy Salay has been elected to four, four-year terms on Dublin City Council, and was elected to serve as vice mayor in 2010 and again in 2012. She currently serves as the Council representative to the Planning and Zoning Commission, and as chair of the Public Services Committee. She also has served as the Council liaison to the Dublin Arts Council, and as a member of the Coffman Park Expansion Task Force and the Tara Hill Traffic Calming Task Force. Prior to her election to Council, she was a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals.
Salay is a long-time community volunteer and advocate for youth programs and initiatives, and co-authored the City’s Social Host legislation. She has volunteered as a Miracle League buddy and as a matchmaker at the Capital Area Humane Society where she has helped animals find forever homes. She previously was employed as an art consultant for Moonrise Galleries, an education consultant for Discovery Toys and as a human resources manager at County Savings Bank.
Salay earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The Ohio State University. She and her husband Steve have two children, Rachel and Stephen. The Salays reside in Heather Glen.
Standing Committee Appointments
City Council standing committee appointments:
- Administrative – Chair Mike Keenan; members Tim Lecklider, Amy Salay
- Community Development – Chair John Reiner; Christina A. Alutto, Chris Amorose Groomes
- Finance – Chair Mike Keenan; members Tim Lecklider, Christina Alutto
- Public Services – Chair Amy Salay; members Chris Amorose Groomes, John Reiner
Community Organization Representatives
City Council community representatives:
- Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission – Tim Lecklider
- Logan/Union/Champaign Regional Planning Commission –Tim Lecklider
- Dublin Arts Council – John Reiner
- Dublin Board of Education liaison – Christina A. Alutto and Chris Amorose Groomes
- Washington Township liaison – Greg Peterson
- Planning and Zoning Commission – Amy Salay
- Northwest 33 Innovation Corridor – Tim Lecklider
- Dublin Friendship Association – Christina A. Alutto