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.

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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.  Citizen input is typically not solicited during these work session meetings.  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 7:30 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.

 

Mayor Barry S. Porter
Serving December 1, 2017 to December 1, 2019
Mayor Porter has been a Wyoming resident for more than 70 years and has been a member of City Council since May of 1984.

Barry graduated from the Wyoming school system followed by four years at Denison University, graduating with a degree in Economics. The next four years he spent in northern Italy as an Officer in the US Air Force, after which gaining an MBA degree in Finance, from the University of Cincinnati.

His business career started as Controller for Sawbrook Steel followed by Assistant Treasurer, Treasure, and Chief Financial Officer for Ohio Casualty Insurance Company. The majority of his responsibilities were with taxes, accounting, payroll, and benefits; in addition, he oversaw the Company’s investment functions consisting of managing a four billion dollar stock and bond portfolio.

Barry has served as Chairman of the Board for the First Financial Bancorp and as a Board Member of First Financial Bank. His City Council responsibilities first began as a Member of the Finance Committee followed by a number of other appointments, such as the Law Committee, Economic Development Commission, Charter Review Commission, Community Improvement Corporation, and the Joint City & School Committee.

Barry’s family consists of his wife, Susan, daughters, Bari and Holly, and son Joe, and their families all of whom live in Wyoming as well.

 

Contact Mayor Porter
Committee of the Whole – Chair
Community Improvement Corporation*
Finance Committee
Fire Fighters’ Dependent’s Fund*
Joint City/School Committee*
Ohio Municipal League*
Streets & Roads Committee – Chair
Wyoming Recreation Foundation*
Vice Mayor – Al Delgado
Serving December 1, 2017 to December 1, 2019
Contact Councilmember Delgado
Committee of the Whole
Community Improvement Corporation*
Finance Committee – Chair
Fire Fighters’ Dependent’s Fund*
Joint City School Committee*
Law Committee
Ohio Municipal League*
Wyoming Recreation Foundation*.
City Council Member – Jim O’Reilly
Serving December 1, 2017 to December 1, 2019
Jim O’Reilly of Jewett Drive chairs the Law Committee and previously served as vice mayor for 4 years. He represents Wyoming on the executive committee of OKI and the First Suburbs Consortium. Jim teaches at UC College of Medicine and is an Army veteran and former police officer in New York.
Contact Councilmember O’Reilly
Committee of the Whole
First Suburbs – City Representative
Hamilton County Municipal League – City Representative
Law Committee
OKI Regional Council of Governments – City Representative
Streets & Roads Committee
Urban Forestry & Beautification Commission
City Council Member – Jenni McCauley
Serving December 1, 2017 to December 1, 2019
Jenni has served on Wyoming City Council from 1981 to 1990 and has been re-elected to Council since 2007. Her Council leadership experience includes serving on the Finance Committee for 8 years, Planning Commission for 14 years, and has chaired the Public Safety Committee, Law Committee, Recreation Commission, and Streets & Road Committee.

Her commitment to volunteering stems from her grandmother. As Jenni recalls, “Grandma and her brothers grew up in an orphanage. They all put themselves through college in the early 1900s and went on to successful lives, never forgetting their start in life. Grandma taught us the importance of helping others and community.” Jenni has done just that by volunteering for years in both small and big ways. In Wyoming, the bigger ones include leading/achieving the listing of Wyoming’s Village Historic District and 18 other historic homes on the National Register of Historic Places, chairing the Historic House Tours and president of PSA, JWC, Wyoming Historical Society, and the Wyoming Woman’s Club.

A fifth generation Cincinnatian, Jenni graduated from the University of Cincinnati (BA/MA). She managed staff members plus a multi-million dollar budget in the City of Cincinnati’s Economic Development Department. Her second career has been in real estate sales, consistently winning awards for top sales, professionalism, and ethics.

Jenni talks about Wyoming as a wonderful place to live and to raise her children, Ryan, John, and Evan Elizabeth. After graduating from WHS they went to Vanderbilt, Harvard, and Rhode Island School of Design, respectively. Two children have returned to Wyoming but today they and their families are spread from New York City to Hawaii. Two of Jenni’s step-children and families are in town and one in Indianapolis. Family events are great fun for the grandchildren who now number 13. Only missing is Jenni’s husband, Dr. Sig Sieber, who died of cancer in 2014.

 
Contact Councilmember McCauley
Committee of the Whole
Buildings & Equipment Committee
Finance Committee
Historic Preservation Commission
Planning Commission
Public Safety Committee – Chair
City Council Member – Thaddeus Hoffmeister
Serving December 1, 2017 to December 1, 2019
Thaddeus Hoffmeister is an attorney, law professor, and (acting) magistrate judge. He also serves in the National Guard and on the board of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA). Previously, he worked in the United States House of Representatives and clerked for a federal judge. He received his BA from Morgan State University, JD from Northeastern University School of Law, and LLM from Georgetown University Law Center. Thaddeus and his wife Alea Brown have two children.

 

Contact Councilmember Hoffmeister
Committee of the Whole
Joint City/School Committee
Law Committee
Public Safety Committee
Recreation Commission
City Council Member – Jeff LeRoy
Serving December 1, 2017 to December 1, 2019
Jeff grew up in California, went to West Point, and served nine years as an Army officer before coming to Cincinnati to work for P&G. He has been at P&G for 17 years where he works in Corporate Communications. He still serves in the Army Reserve and earned a Bronze Star for his service in Iraq. He recently completed a Master of Strategic Studies degree at the U.S. Army War College.

Excited to join Council, Jeff’s priorities include fiscal discipline, diversity & inclusion, and communicating with residents so that everyone feels better connected and informed. He is also volunteering to join the Wyoming Fire Department.

Jeff and his wife, Emily DeFranco, live on Hidden Valley Lane. They have five children, with only one still in the nest – a freshman at Wyoming High School.

 

 

Contact Councilmember LeRoy
Committee of the Whole
Board of Zoning Appeals
Buildings & Equipment Committee
Economic Development Commission
Finance Committee
Public Safety Committee
City Council Member – Sarah Stankorb Taylor
Serving December 1, 2017 to December 1, 2019
Sarah Stankorb Taylor is a writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Slate, Marie Claire, Vogue, The Atlantic, Salon, CNNMoney Small Business, GOOD Magazine, 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 works for organizations at the fore of environmental innovation. 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.

In Wyoming, Sarah is a proud member of the Junior Women’s Club, for whom she coordinates service projects. Sarah also heads the PSA Green Team, which has spearheaded a variety of waste-reduction efforts at Wyoming schools.

 

 

Contact Councilmember Stankorb Taylor
Buildings & Equipment Committee – Chair
Committee of the Whole
Environmental Stewardship Commission
Promote Wyoming Commission
Streets & Roads Committee
Wyoming Business Association
Karen Zeilman, Clerk of Council
Director of Administration
Contact Karen
513.842.1351

*Position occupied by Mayor and Vice Mayor