council committees and boards

Members of Council serve on several committees of Council. The committees allow members to take a more in-depth look at the matters before them and make recommendations to the full council.

court liaison committee

Serves as a communication conduit between City Council and Mason Municipal Court.

Members:
Mike Gilb, chair
Kathy Grossmann
TJ Honerlaw

community center committee

Reviews issues pertaining to the operation of Mason Community Center.

Members:
Kathy Grossmann, chair
Ashley Chance
Mike Gilb

downtown committee

Reviews issues concerning downtown Mason.

Members:
Ashley Chance, chair
Barbara Berry-Spaeth
Kathy Grossmann

economic development committee

Guides the city in developing and supporting a viable corporate business base and reviews programs conducted by the economic development staff.

Members:
Victor Kidd, chair
Barbara Berry-Spaeth
Ashley Chance

employee relations committee

Reviews the employee benefit programs and requests for new positions.

Members:
Mike Gilb, chair
Kathy Grossmann, chair
Diana K. Nelson

equipment committee

Evaluates requests for equipment and makes recommendations for replacement of equipment and new purchases.

Members:
TJ Honerlaw, chair
Barbara Berry-Spaeth
Victor Kidd

finance committee

Reviews the annual budget and provides preliminary review of the financial impacts of council actions.

Members:
Diana Nelson, chair
Ashley Chance
Victor Kidd
Diana K. Nelson, chair

golf course committee

Reviews issues pertaining to the city-owned Golf Center at Kings Island golf course and related issues.

Members:
Ashley Chance, chair
Victor Kidd
Diana K. Nelson

public works committee

Reviews the annual street construction program, recommends streets to be resurfaced and resealed, reviews storm sewer projects and the sidewalk program.

Members:
Barbara Berry-Spaeth, chair
Kathy Grossmann
TJ Honerlaw

safety committee

Assures that the residents are receiving maximum protection from the fire and police departments and evaluates new policies and procedures for protective ­services.

Members:
Barbara Berry-Spaeth, chair
Mike Gilb
Diana K. Nelson

utilities committee

Reviews the operations of the waste water treatment and collection systems. Also makes recommendations to Council regarding utility-related policies and procedures.

Members:
TJ Honerlaw, chair
Mike Gilb
Victor Kidd

arts/entertainment committee

Reviews arts and entertainment activities and assists in promoting these events.

Members:
Kathy Grossmann, chair
Diana K. Nelson
Victor Kidd

Council members also participate on three city boards and commissions. The remaining members on these boards are citizens who are appointed by the mayor with the approval of Council.