Wyoming City Council

The City of Wyoming has operated under the Council-Manager form of government since 1949. Under this system, the Mayor and Council, selected by non-partisan vote, are the policy-makers. A professional City Manager, appointed by City Council, supervises the implementation of their policies. Wyoming’s governing body is composed of a Mayor and six Council Members, elected at large in odd-numbered years for two-year terms. Candidates for these offices must be qualified electors of the City of Wyoming. The Mayor and Council do not have their offices at the Municipal Building, but work at private jobs or businesses, meeting monthly to enact the laws and formulate the policies of the City of Wyoming.

The following information is provided for a better understanding in how the public can connect with members of City Council and City Staff. Community engagement and public participation is incredibly valuable.  Residents of all ages are encouraged to contact City Council or City Staff with any concerns, questions, or ideas. The following are ways to engage with your elected officials and City staff and to stay informed.

Citizen Participation at City Council Meetings – This is on each City Council meeting agenda and provides the opportunity for citizens to express an opinion, make a statement, address a concern, or ask a question on any subject that is not otherwise on the agenda.  This will allow the statement to be entered into the official meeting record. This portion of the meeting is not for City Council to provide responses to citizen comments.  If you have a question or concern and need immediate assistance, please contact a City Council member or the City Manager.

Agenda items for City Council meetings – Click here.

Agenda items for Council Committee of the Whole (work session) – Committee of the Whole agendas are available here.  While these meetings are open to all, the purpose of these meetings is to discuss only those topics on the agenda. Discussion is among Council Members, City Administration, and invited participants.  If you have a question or concern regarding an item on a Committee of the Whole agenda, please contact a City Council member or the City Manager.

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Wyoming City Council meets the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. (with the exception of the January and February, which will fall on the Tuesday following due to the President’s Day holiday and Martin Luther King Day holiday) in City Council Chambers located at the City Building. City Council meetings are live streamed on the City’s YouTube channel, which you can access from the home page of this website.

The current City Council term will serve from December 1, 2021 to December 1, 2023.
Board, commission, and committee assignments will be posted when they have been finalized.

Mayor – Melissa Monich
Melissa Monich is a retired vice president of research & development at Procter & Gamble. Currently she is an investor member at Queen City Angels, where she works with other members to identify and fund entrepreneurs. Melissa is a chemical engineer by training, and has been recognized as a University of Toledo Distinguished Alumna.

Melissa and her husband, Don Monich, first moved to Wyoming in 2000. Their children are proud graduates of Wyoming High School – Katie in 2004, John in 2007. She is Outreach Co-Chair at Ascension & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and volunteers weekly at Valley Interfaith.

Melissa Monich
Vice Mayor-Sarah Stankorb Taylor
Sarah Stankorb Taylor is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Slate, Marie Claire, Vogue, The Atlantic, Salon, CNNMoney, Cincinnati Magazine, and Catapult, among others. In Washington, D.C. she directed communications for nonprofits advocating for environmental conservation, protection of public lands, and environmental education. In Chicago and Cleveland, she worked in literacy programs and served people living with HIV/AIDS. As a writer, she consulted for years with the Natural Resources Defense Council and still consults with local and national nonprofit organizations. She graduated with honors in Philosophy and World Religions from Westminster College and earned her master’s degree from the University of Chicago Divinity School, where she studied ethics.

She lives in Wyoming with her husband and two children. She is a proud member of JWC. In recent years, she founded the PSA Green Team, which has spearheaded a variety of waste-reduction efforts at Wyoming City Schools. On City Council, Sarah’s priorities include attracting outside funds for city use, accessible spaces, supporting our small business community, environmental and fiscal sustainability, and ensuring our community is a diverse, inclusive place where everyone can thrive.

City Council Member-Nancy Averett
Nancy Averett is a journalist who writes about science and the environment for a range of publications including Discover, Sierra and Audubon. She has also taught journalism classes at Miami University of Ohio, worked as a staff writer for the Children’s Law Center in Covington and as a reporter for three different daily newspapers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Missouri. She has a B.A. in International Affairs and French from the University of Colorado and an M.A. in journalism from the University of Missouri. She grew up in California and Colorado and moved to Wyoming in 2013. She and her husband, Jim Coyle, have two daughters. Isabel is a freshman at Emory University and Sylvia is a junior at Wyoming High School. Nancy Averett
City Council Member-Dan Driehaus
City Council Member-Grant Hoffman
Grant Hoffman is an engineer, renovator, and entrepreneur. His professional career has spanned private industry and academia and he now manages the Venture Lab startup accelerator at the University of Cincinnati within the Cincinnati Innovation District. He received two engineering degrees from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, a BS in Mechanical Engineering, and an MS in Biomedical Engineering and has 26 US and International patents to his name.

When not working in his profession, he can be found laboring over any one of numerous projects around the city from the construction of a new local restaurant to the maintenance on his own personal project, the 1930s Tudor he and his family share on lower Hillcrest. Grant and his wife, Michelle Hoffman, PhD, have two children that attend Wyoming City Schools.

City Council Member-April Robles
April Robles currently serves as the Director of Operations and Communications for the Center for Career Exploration and Success at Miami University. She has worked in higher education administration for over 20 years. She earned her Master’s degree in Education from Eastern Illinois University and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Grand Valley State University.

April and her family moved to Wyoming in 2013. You can find April around the community volunteering with her kids’ activities and sports, from the Wyoming Seadragons summer swim team to the Wyoming School Music Association and everything else in between. April is also an active member and officer with JWC – Joint Women’s Collaborative.

City Council Member-Chris Woodside
Clerk of Council-Karen Zeilman
Director of Administration
Karen Zeilman