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Zack Perkins selected as new mayor of Tiffin




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Tiffin, Ohio — Councilmember at-large Zack Perkins has been selected by Tiffin City Council as the next mayor of Tiffin.

Council voted during a special meeting Monday evening to choose the city’s 50th mayor, who will fulfill the remainder of former Mayor Aaron Montz’s unexpired term.

The candidates that were considered for the position of mayor were Zack Perkins, Dawn Iannantuono, Bryce Riggs, and Brian Cole.

During the first round of voting, Cole was eliminated after receiving zero votes. Perkins received three votes: one from himself, another from Councilmember Steve Lepard, and another from Councilmember Dan Perry. Dawn Iannantuono received two votes, one from herself and the other from Councilmember Ben Gillig. Bryce Riggs also received two votes, one from Councilmember Vickie Wilkins and the other from Councilmember Ken Jones.

Since no one candidate achieved a majority, voting continued for several additional rounds in which no councilmembers changed their votes. Following discussion by councilmembers and Law Director Brent Howard, another roll call vote was held during which Councilmember Ben Gillig changed his vote to Zack Perkins, giving him the four votes needed to form a majority.

In his role as an at-large councilmember, Perkins currently serves as chairman of the Streets, Sidewalks, and Sewer Committee and also serves on the Personnel and Labor Relations, Economic Development, and Downtown Planning committees. He is also city council’s representative to the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership.

Perkins has stated he intends to seek re-election in 2023.

Perkins is a graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School as well as the Leadership Seneca County program. He is currently self-employed and does freelance work in business management/operations and human resources.

“I want to thank my colleagues on city council for putting their faith in me with this vote. I’m excited for the chance to lead this community and the opportunity to grow on the successes of Mayor Montz,” Perkins said.

Perkins has resided in Tiffin for most of his life. He is married to his wife Danielle and they have two children, Zoey and Draven, who both attend Tiffin City Schools.

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