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Englewood Mayor

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    Thomas Franz

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    Mike Klingler

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Biographical Information

What are the biggest problems facing the community? What do you propose doing to tackle these challenges?

What makes you qualified for this job? What experience do you have to make good and informed decisions?

What can you do if elected to help grow the local economy and add jobs? What ideas do you have for attracting new jobs and investment?

What would you do if elected to make life better for residents?

What other information do you want voters to have about you?

Experience I was appointed to City Council in 1991 and have been subsequently re-elected in 7 elections. I know what makes our City perhaps one of the best managed in Southern Ohio. Services and infrastructure improvements Englewood residents have come to expect I have lived in Englewood since 1978. I served on Planning Commission from 1983 through 1991.
Education Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, in Organizational Leadership from Wright State University in 2006.
It’s satisfying to know that Englewood has no major issues. Perhaps the most pressing challenge is providing the proper funding for our safety forces; Police Department and the Fire and EM services. Major crime in Englewood continues to go down. Response time of fire and EMS is under 5 minutes. Also, maintaining the infrastructure; water lines, sewer lines, and the streets is important. Replacing old water lines with new non-corrosive lines will help prevent water main breaks. Directing our tax dollars to these areas is of utmost importance.
I have lived in Englewood since 1978. I served on Planning Commission from 1983 through 1991. I was appointed to City Council in 1991 and have been subsequently re-elected in 7 elections. I know what makes our City perhaps one of the best managed in Southern Ohio.
Englewood is a Council/ Manager form of government. The City Council, which the Mayoral position is part of, selects a City Manager. The Manager in turn selects his/her staff to run the city. One of Councils jobs is to ensure the Manager and his/her staff have resources needed to entice business creation. Financial incentives, cooperative attitudes and land availability with utility services shovel ready are several of the things needed to do this.
Life in Englewood is already good. Citizens and visitors are safe walking the streets both day and night. Roads are free of pot holes. Snow removal is top notch. Curbside leaf pick up is weekly during the fall. Fire and EM services response time is under 5 minutes. Water and sewer systems are first class and comparatively inexpensive. Water softening will be available by year end.
My 9 years serving as Vice Mayor qualify me to continue the excellent services and infrastructure improvements Englewood residents have come to expect.
Experience 15 Years in real estate 25 Years in manufacturing 4 Years USA Air Force
Education BS Business Administration, AAS Business Management AAS Electronics, Hundreds of hours of CE Credit
Millennial exodus.

Promote young adult businesses and entertainment.
I have years of experience as a blue collar and in management. My current role in real estate means constant interface with this community.
Work closely with zoning and development to help match investors with opportunity.
Listen to them.
I am approachable, I follow through and believe in compromise.