City Administration

Mayor McGowan is the Chief Elected Official of the City and is responsible for overseeing the administration of City operations. However, as this is not a full-time position, the Mayor appoints a Director of Public Service and Safety to manage the City on a day-to-day basis and keep the Mayor informed. Gregory J. Foxhoven serves in this position.

The Director of Public Service and Safety interfaces with elected officials, department heads, City employees, citizens, business and industry, and various organizations throughout the City. He is also responsible for the approval of contracts, permits, purchase orders, etc. The Director attends City Council Meetings and presents regular reports to keep members informed of City operations and projects, and makes recommendations to Council relating to current or prospective legislation.

The Director serves as Zoning Inspector and is charged with issuing or rejecting applications for zoning permits. He also serves as a member of the City Planning Commission which deals with development issues, rezoning requests, etc.

All Department Heads report to the Director of Public Service and Safety.  Below are the City's Department Heads and Supervisors. 

Gregory J. Foxhoven

Director of Public Service and Safety

101 E. Spring Street
St. Marys, Ohio 45885
Telephone: 419-394-3303, ext. 1241
Fax: 419-394-2452
Email: gfoxhoven[at]cityofstmarys[dot]net

Gregory J. Foxhoven

Sue Backs

Personnel Director

101 E. Spring Street
St. Marys, Ohio 45885
Telephone: 419-394-3303, ext. 3105
Fax: 419-394-2452
Email: sbacks[at]cityofstmarys[dot]net

Sue Backs

Michael Burkholder

Manager of Industrial and Community Development

101 E. Spring Street
St. Marys, Ohio 45885
Telephone: 419-394-3303, ext. 3117
Fax: 419-394-2452
Email: mburkholder[at]cityofstmarys[dot]net

 Michael Burkholder

Craig Moeller

Supt. of Community Services and Engineering

101 E. Spring Street
St. Marys, Ohio 45885
Telephone: 419-394-3303, ext. 3118
Fax: 419-394-2452
Email: cmoeller[at]cityofstmarys[dot]net

Craig Moeller

Douglas Ayers

Fire Chief

220 Indiana Avenue
St. Marys, Ohio 45885
Telephone: 419-394-2361, Emergency #: 9-1-1
Fax: 419-394-6902
Email: dayers[at]cityofstmarys[dot]net

Douglas Ayers

Shawn Vondrell

Chief of Police

222 Indiana Avenue
St. Marys, Ohio 45885
Telephone: 419-394-2325, Emergency: 9-1-1
Fax: 419-394-1288
Email: svondrell[at]cityofstmarys[dot]net

Shawn Vondrell

Angie Brown

Tax Commissioner

106 E. Spring Street
St. Marys, Ohio 45885
Telephone: 419-394-3303, ext. 3108
Fax: 419-394-3304
Email: tax@cityofstmarys.net

Angie Brown

Doug Metz

Superintendent of Solid Waste Operations

15500 St. Marys River Road
St. Marys, Ohio 45885
Telephone: 419-394-4800
Fax: 419-394-2054
Email: stmarys[at]cityofstmarys[dot]net

Doug Metz

Jeff Thompson

Superintendent of Water and Sewer Departments

503 S. Wayne Street
St. Marys, Ohio 45885
Phone: 419-394-4114
Fax: 419-394-2552
Email: jthompson[at]cityofstmarys[dot]net

Jeff Thompson

Paul Swartz

SUPERINTENDENT OF WATER DISTRIBUTION / SEWER COLLECTION

503 S. Wayne Street
St. Marys, Ohio 45885
Telephone: 419-394-4114
Fax: 419-394-2552
Email: pswartz[at]cityofstmarys[dot]net

Paul Swartz

Carol Lengerich

UTILITY OFFICE SUPERVISOR

106 E. Spring Street
St. Marys, Ohio 45885
Telephone: 419-394-3303, ext. 1243
Fax: 419-394-3304
Email: clengerich[at]cityofstmarys[dot]net

Carol Lengerich

Dale Good

ELECTRIC SYSTEM SUPERINTENDENT

1100 E. Spring Street
St. Marys, Ohio 45885
Telephone: 419-394-3303, ext. 3161
Fax: 419-394-8607
Email: dgood[at]cityofstmarys[dot]net

Dale Good

Mack Kuenning

SUPERINTENDENT OF DISTRIBUTION - ELECTRIC

1100 E. Spring Street
St. Marys, Ohio 45885
Telephone: 419-300-1246
Fax: 419-394-8607
Email: mkuenning[at]cityofstmarys[dot]net

Mack Kuenning

John Menker

SUPERINTENDENT OF GENERAL SERVICES

351 N. Chestnut Street
St. Marys, Ohio 45885
Telephone: 419-394-4201
Fax: 419-394-6774
Email: jmenker[at]cityofstmarys[dot]net

John Menker

Gregg Clark

Supervisor of Parks and Urban Forestry

208 Columbia Street
St. Marys, Ohio 45885
Telephone: 419-394-3303, ext. 1252
Email: gclark[at]cityofstmarys[dot]net
Field Scheduling: 419-300-1242

Gregg Clark