Tiffin, Ohio — Tiffin City Council has set a special meeting for 6 p.m. Monday, July 11, in council chambers at Tiffin City Hall, 51 E. Market St., during which time council may choose the 50th mayor of the city of Tiffin. The term will last until Dec. 31, 2023.
At this meeting, councilmembers will discuss any additional questions regarding the mayoral candidates, proceed with a vote on same, and any other business council may consider. During a special meeting on July 1, council conducted a question-and-answer session with the mayoral candidates and heard public comment. The candidates are:
- Brian Cole, National Sales Manager for OSSTSports USA/JBA Services LLC
- Dawn Iannantuono, 3rd Ward Councilmember
- Zack Perkins, At-Large Councilmember
- Bryce Riggs, Executive Director of the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Destination Seneca County
Monday’s meeting will also include a period for public comment.
By city charter, as amended by the most recent charter review commission and approved by voters in the November 2021 general election, any qualified elector of the city of Tiffin was permitted to submit a self-nomination for the position. Four candidates submitted their self-nominations by the June 27 deadline, with a fifth having withdrawn their nomination.
Councilmembers will vote by voice, stating the name of the candidate they are voting for. Councilmembers on the ballot may vote and are permitted to vote for themselves.
Votes on candidates will be held by roll call vote, and council will vote until a candidate receives a majority of votes of council – at least four votes. Voting may occur in multiple rounds, with the lowest vote-getters being dropped out of subsequent rounds.
Following the resignation of Mayor Aaron Montz, Council President Bridget Boyle was sworn in as acting mayor on July 5.
By charter, city council has 30 days following Montz’s resignation to elect a new mayor or it will be up the common pleas court judge to choose.
Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story erroneously stated Bridget Boyle was sworn in as acting mayor on August 5. It has since been updated with the correct date, July 5.