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, 2018-2021
Greg Peterson was re-elected mayor by his peers on Council on Jan. 19, 2018. 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 November 2017, and is currently serving his third 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 PetersonConners, and 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.
Phone: 614.796.8504 | 614.796.8504 (Mobile
Vice Mayor 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.
Vice Mayor Amorose Groomes and her husband, Kevin reside in Muirfield Village with their sons Tyler and Tucker.
Phone: 614.889.2682 | 614.406.4015 (Mobile)
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 finance and administration for the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University.
Prior to her role at OSU, she was the director of administration for the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio, and had previously been employed by The Ohio State University in 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.
Cathy De Rosa
“As a member of your City Council, I am proud and honored to be able to serve you as we work together to advance our shared mission – to create the very best community in which to live, work and raise our children. I will strive to ensure that the shared-governance principles that built Dublin: planning for the long-term, building a robust economic base, valuing our heritage, trying new things, fostering broad community engagement, and caring for each other continue to guide us on the exciting road ahead.”
Ward 4 Representative
Terms on Council: 2018-2021
Cathy De Rosa and her family moved to Dublin in 1994, where she has been active in the business and civic community ever since.
De Rosa was an executive at Dublin-based OCLC for more than a decade – leading global marketing, and customer service and sales organizations across North and South America. She has traveled extensively for her work at OCLC and as vice president of marketing at Symix Systems, a technology company also founded in Central Ohio.
Today, De Rosa leads CollegePatterns LLC, a consultancy serving higher education and non-profit organizations.
De Rosa also has served as a lecturer in marketing at Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, and has held management and senior consulting roles at Texas Instruments and PriceWaterhouse.
Prior to her election to Council, De Rosa was a member of the Dublin Planning and Zoning Commission and served two terms on the Dublin City Schools Business Advisory Council where she chaired the Communications Committee.
De Rosa holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from the University of Arizona and a master’s of business administration from the Harvard Business School.
She and her husband Michael reside in Earlington Village, and have two children, Spencer and Rachel.
“As a 28-year resident of the Historic District, I value the more than 200-year legacy of Dublin. From a farm town to a modern, leading-edge city, our progress continues to be built on the visions shared around the table by our fellow citizens. We build trust by listening to each other, encouraging and inviting diverse ideas, and actively engaging our public in the programs and efforts that will build our future and our fellowship with each other as a community. It is incumbent upon us to provide high quality and responsive public service; thoughtful economic development; active community engagement; and continued responsible management of your tax dollars. By working together, we can imagine the future and continue to create a thriving community that nurtures and cares for all who live here.”
Ward 2 Representative
Terms on Council: 2018-2021
For 30 years, Council Member Jane Fox has pursued her interests in the support of individual and community wellness. A graduate of Mount Carmel School of Nursing, her background in nursing and interest in fostering relationships motivated an involvement in civic service, small business networking and volunteerism.
After working as an emergency room nurse, Fox served more than 20 years on Ohio hospital development boards and auxiliary committees, including Diamond Society of Memorial Hospital of Union County and Mount Carmel Hospital, where she raised substantial funds to benefit community wellness, women’s health and hospice programs.
She served as the founding executive director of the Clintonville Chamber of Commerce, where she coordinated and promoted the Clintonville Sesquicentennial street celebration that attracted more than 25,000 visitors. In her role, she was responsible for creating an economic development commission, which brought city leaders together to develop an urban overlay protecting Clintonville’s architectural integrity and forged the early framework for High Street improvements and matching grants.
Prior to being elected to Dublin City Council, Fox served 2 ½ years on the Architectural Review Board, which included serving in the role of vice chair.
“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.
“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, 2018-2021
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. In 2016, Ohio Governor John R. Kasich appointed Reiner to a five-year term on the State Board of Landscape Architect Examiners.
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
Standing Committee Appointments
City Council standing committee appointments also were approved:
- Administrative – Chair Chris Amorose Groomes, Mike Keenan, Jane Fox
- Community Development – Chair John Reiner, Chris Amorose Groomes, Cathy De Rosa
- Finance – Chair Mike Keenan, Cathy De Rosa, Christina Alutto
- Public Services – Chair Christina Alutto, Jane Fox, John Reiner
Community Organization Representatives
City Council community representatives are:
- Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission – Chris Amorose Groomes
- Logan/Union/Champaign Regional Planning Commission – Cathy De Rosa
- Dublin Arts Council – John Reiner
- Dublin Board of Education liaison – Christina Alutto
- Washington Township liaison – Greg Peterson
- Planning and Zoning Commission – Jane Fox
- Northwest 33 Innovation Corridor – Jane Fox, Cathy De Rosa
- Dublin Friendship Association – Christina Alutto, John Reiner