Ward 3 Representative
“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.” - John Reiner
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.
5555 Perimeter Drive
Dublin, Ohio, 43017
Mon – Fri: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.