5 of 15 Council Applicants Selected for Second Interviews

New member expected to be sworn in Jan. 23

Five of the original 15 applicants to fill a vacated council seat have been selected for second interviews on Jan. 21. The six remaining council members will select one individual to be appointed to replace the at-large seat held by Greg Zilka.

Zachary Arnold, Robert Brooks, Andrew Perry, John Shondel and Michael Sherban will each interview again with current council members beginning at 1 p.m. on Jan. 21.

Fifteen residents applied for the council-at-large seat vacated by former council president Zilka when he was sworn in as Avon Lake mayor this month. Two years remain for that seat.

Council is expected to select one of the candidates soon after the interviews are complete and that person will be sworn in Jan. 23.

The original 15 were: Arnold, Greenwood Drive; Brooks, Teasel Court; William Gallagher, Fieldstone Circle; Sharon Givler, Carriage Lane; Frank Hamister, Long Pointe; Ian Hessel, Sorrento Lane; Holly Kowalski, Captains Galley; Perry, Woodfield Drive; Erica Powers, Redwood Boulevard; Neil Rush, Highland Avenue; William Shelton, Monaco Place; Sherban, Pondside Drive; Shondel, Greenbriar Drive; Jim Simonovich, Quail Hollow Circle; Stacy Stary, Coveland.

Perry is currently a member of the Recreation Commission, Michael Sherban currently serves on Planning Commission and is the Chairman of the Avon Lake Historic Preservation Commission.

Brooks and Arnold are recent presidents of the Avon Lake Kiwanis Club.



Kathleen O'Brien Wilhelm January 18, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Please select a fiscally responsible, business savy, able to market Avon Lake person.
Dan LaVigne January 18, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Select a person with no background or heading a committee in Avon Lake. Politics was involved in looking at these four individuals. You as council did a disservice to the people of Avon Lake. Look at who you selected, Two recent presidents of the Avon Lake Kiwanis Club, Chairman of the Historic commission,Member of the recreation commission, and someone currently serving on the Planning Commission.Dan
Eileen Wozniak January 19, 2012 at 03:15 AM
I totally disagree with the comments made by Dan LaVigne. Council selected five highly respected individuals who selflessly give back to their community. Isn't this the kind of person we want to represent us on city council?
Cheryl Lister January 20, 2012 at 02:30 PM
Any one of the 5 candidates would be an asset to the city council. Perhaps Dan LaVigne should look, not only at the committee memberships and past president positions, but also at the resumes of the candidates. All are experienced in their jobs and are willing to serve on council to benefit their city. I applaud their willingness to serve.


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