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City of Marion Administration
Mayor - Scott Schertzer
Mayor Schertzer was re-elected as Mayor of the City of Marion in November 2011, with his second term commencing on January 1, 2012. Prior to being elected as Mayor, Mr. Schertzer served the City of Marion as an At-Large City Councilman for nine years.
Before taking his first oath of office as Mayor in 2008, Mr. Schertzer was an educator in Marion County for thirteen years. He also worked for Mary Ellen Withrow in the Treasurer of the State of Ohio office as well as Sherrod Brown in the Ohio Secretary of State’s office.
Mayor Schertzer is a graduate of Ridgedale High School and the University of Toledo, where he received his Bachelors Degree in Social Studies Education.
Mayor Schertzer currently serves on the Marion Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Board, Marion CANDO! Board, Marion City Schools Digital Academy, Downtown Marion Advisory Board, Marion County General Health District Advisory Council, Marion City/County Emergency Management Agency, and Marion County Workforce Policy Board. His other community involvement includes Heart of Ohio Mentoring (formerly Big Brother/Big Sisters), Marion County Historical Society, and Saturday in the Park.
Mayor Schertzer and his wife, Ann, have two daughters, Sydney and Olivia.
Director of Public Safety
The Director of Public Safety is appointed by the Mayor. The major duties of the Director of Public Safety include: planning and administering public safety activities of the city, responsible for the activities of the police, fire, parks, recreation, and senior center departments, develops policy and directs and coordinates human resources activities related to the departments overseen.
Tom Robbins was appointed as the Director of Public Safety on January 1, 2008. He has served the Citizens of Marion for thirty-six years. In the first thirty-two years Mr. Robbins worked for the Marion City Police Department and held the positions of Communications Officer, Patrol Officer, Sergeant, Captain, and retired in 2007 at the rank of Major.
Mr. Robbins is a graduate of the Marion Police Academy, Northwestern University School of Staff and Command, The Ohio State University Police Executive Leadership College, and the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. In 2007, Mr. Robbins served as a Regional Coordinator for Ohio Homeland Security with responsibilities for the northwestern section of Ohio and the Lake Erie Region working with federal, state, and local agencies in coordinating the collection and dissemination of sensitive Homeland Security related information.
Mr. Robbins currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Marion YMCA, as well as the Marion Area Counseling Center and serves as the Secretary of the Ohio Association of Public Safety Directors. He is a Past President of the United Way of Marion County.
Mr. Robbins resides in Marion County with his wife, Terry. They have two children and two grandchildren.
Director of Public Service
The Director of Public Service is appointed by the Mayor. The major duties of the Director of Public Service include: planning and administering public service activities of the city, responsible for the activities of relating to sewer systems, garbage, refuse collection, airport, transit, engineering, building maintenance, human resources, street maintenance, landfill closure and continued monitoring, solid waste disposal, and all other public works activities, develops policy and directs and coordinates human resources activities related to the departments overseen.
As Director of Public Service, Jay Shoup continues his years in the public sector that began in the late 1960’s as a summer intern for the City engineering department. Mr. Shoup’s professional career has been equally divided between the public and private sectors. His resume counts a combined seventeen years of governmental experience as District Engineer with the Ohio EPA and as Marion County Sanitary Engineer. Private sector experience includes twenty years of managerial positions with two engineering consulting firms in central Ohio.
After graduation from Marion Catholic High School, Mr. Shoup obtained a degree in civil engineering from Ohio Northern University and is a registered Professional Engineer. In addition to duties at Marion City Hall, Mr. Shoup serves on the Marion County Regional Planning Commission, the City Planning Commission, and is secretary to the Marion Board of Building Appeals. He also serves on the St. Mary Parish Finance Council, plus other church activities.
Away from the professional side, Mr. Shoup and his wife, Joan, have three adult children and five grandchildren. He is a Vietnam-era veteran of the US Army and was primarily stationed in Ft Rucker, AL.