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President of Council

John M. Coyne III
A resident of Medina County for most of his life, John has been married to his wife Jennifer for 20 years and has three children, two daughters and one son. John is an attorney at the law firm of Roetzel & Andress where he practices in the area of transactional real estate.
Buckeye High School, 1986
University of Tennessee, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, major in Finance, 1990
Cleveland State, Cleveland/Marshall College of Law - Juris Doctor and Masters of Business Administration, 1994
Other Experience:
John has been a member of Medina City Council for over 15 years.
Chair of the Finance Committee, Rail Commission, Medina City Economic Development Committee, Chairman of the Strategic Plan AdvisoryCommittee, Health, Safety & Sanitation Committee, Special Legislation Committee, Business Development Committee, member on the Community Investment Corporation Board, member of the JEDD Board
Contact Information:
1165 Ty Drive
Medina, Ohio 44256
Phone: 330-723-9998
Office: 330-849-6677
Cell: 330-730-1763
Email: jcoyne@medinaoh.org or jcoyne@ralaw.com


Ward 1 Council Representative


Brian D. Hilberg
Other Experience:

Member of the Finance, Public Properties, Cable ACCESS, CRA Housing, Fireman's Dependents Board, and Tax Incentive Review Council Committees.
Contact Information:
246 W. Homestead St.
Medina, OH 44246
Phone: 330-952-0953
Email: bhilberg@medinaoh.org


Ward 2 Council Representative

- Dennie R. Simpson
Dennie has been a Medina resident for 46 years. He has been employed as a paramedic with Medina Life Support Team for 33 years and a Basic fire fighter for the Medina City Fire Department for 5 years. He is married to Phebe and has three children, Nathan, Zachary, and Nicholas and two step children in James and Aubrey.
Medina High School, 1971
Akron University Allied Health
Cuyahoga Community College Paramedic Program
Other Experience:
Public Safety 33 years as a paramedic and 5 years as a firefighter
Served on several committees Medina General Hospital
Affiliate member AHA
Member of the Finance , Public Properties, Chairman of Streets & Sidewalks, Water and Utilities, Firemen's Dependents Board, and Cemetery Committees
Contact Information:
951 Shorewood Dr.
Medina, Ohio 44256
Email: dsimpson@medinaoh.org


Ward 3 Council Representative

Mark Kolesar

Mark has been a Medina City resident for over 30 years! He is married to his beautiful wife Megan and has a family of rescued animals. Mark spent nearly 10 years of his life working in real estate finance, originating both residential and commercial loans. He is employed as a sales representative with Conviber in Medina. He is an inductee of the Medina County Sports Hall of Fame (1988 Medina Track and Field) and was a team member of the 1991 Medina County All-Star Football Team. Mark grew up as an Army Brat, living across the United States and Germany. He is the son and grandson of veterans from World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War. He is currently a Deacon at First Christian Church in Wadsworth, Ohio and is involved with their youth group.

Studied at the University of Akron (Business and General Studies)
Medina Senior High School - 1991


Mark has served as the Ward 3 Councilman since 2004 and is a previous trustee for the Rocky River Watershed Council.


Medina County Planning Commission
Chairman: Water and Utilities Committee
Finance Committee
Health, Safety and Sanitation Committee
Shade Tree Commission
Storm Water Advisory Committee
Past Appointments:
Medina County Floodplain Committee
Rocky River Upper West Branch Balanced Growth Plan
Streets and Sidewalks Committee
CRA Housing Council
Charter Review Committee

Contact Information:

Mark E Kolesar

999 Kenner Dr.
Medina, Ohio 44256

Phone: 330-725-6993

Email: mkolesar@medinaoh.org


Ward 4 Council Representative

 Jim Shields

Jim is a life long resident of the City of Medina. He has served as the Ward 4 Councilman since 2001.
Miami University, B.S. in Political Science
University of Akron School of Law
Medina City Schools - Director of Human Resources/Legal Counsel
Finance Committee, Chair of Public Properties, Special Legislation, President Pro-Tem, Audit Committee, Strategic Plan Advisory Committee, Alternate for Medina County Planning Commission
Contact Information:
327 Cardinal Drive
Medina, Ohio 44256
Phone: 330-722-8402
Email: jshields@medinaoh.org


Council at Large


Paul Rose

Biography: Paul has been a resident of Medina City since 1987. He and his wife, Joelle, have been married for over 32 years. They have 3 grown children, Jennifer, Paul Jr. and Eric. Paul’s professional career has taken him through Republic Steel, LTV Steel, and Andersen Consulting. Currently, he is a Service Delivery Manager for IBM. Education:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, John Carroll University 1976 MBA, Cleveland State 1984

Other Experience:

Member of the Storm Water Utility Commission
Member of the Board of Zoning Appeals.


Finance Committee, Health, Safety and Sanitation Committee, Streets and Sidewalks Committee, Airport Commission, Cable Access, Planning Commission,

Contact Information:

345 Lakeview Dr.
Medina, OH 44256
Council At-Large
Bill Lamb
Biography: Bill Lamb served as Medina’s Mayor from 1982 to 1990. He was the youngest mayor in Ohio, and is widely recognized for creating the foundations of contemporary Medina. His administration created the legislation that protects the historic district, bought the airport and saved the rail line that serves Medina’s industry.
Prior to his election as Mayor, Bill taught at Ella Canavan Elementary School, worked as a newspaper reporter, ice hockey commissioner, social service aid and construction labor.
After leaving the Mayor’s office he taught at a Catholic school in Cleveland, and Jewish and World Studies school in Akron.
Bill is married to Elaine Lamb, a prominent Ohio artist and owner of Mud Mothers Pottery. Elaine and Bill have three adult children (Bill’s step children) and four grandchildren.
Bill’s election as At-Large Councilman makes him only the second former Mayor elected to Council.
Education: Bill graduated from Lincoln Memorial University with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education. While a student at LMU he served as President of his class, co-wrote the student government constitution, was President of the Student National Education Association, President of his fraternity and Editor of the student newspaper.
Appointments: Bill’s serves on the Finance Committee, Streets and Sidewalks Committee, and CRA Housing Council.  He is the Chairman of the Special Legislation Committee.
Other Experience: 
Bill is a member of Vietnam Veterans of America, the President of the CommunityDesign Committee Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the South Court Historic Neighborhood Association.
Contact Information:
Home Phone: 330-725-6075 Cell: 330-421-5829 Email:  blamb@medinaoh.org