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City Councilor Biographies

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Jonathan Smith - Council President

Jonathan Smith

Jonathan Smith was elected in November of 2015 to serve the citizens of Perrysburg, taking office in January of 2016. Mr. Smith currently chairs the Recreation Committee and is a member of the Finance Committee as well as the Public Utilities Committee.

Mr. Smith graduated from Maumee High School in 2003 and in 2008 earned his degree from Bowling Green State University in Business Finance, minoring in applied statistics.

Mr. Smith is currently the COO for Smith Bonds & Surety and partner of SL & Associates. Prior to being elected to council, he served as chairman of the Board of Zoning Appeals. He has resided in Perrysburg since 2007. Mr. Smith is a member of Rotary, the Perrysburg Chamber of Commerce, and St. Rose Parish.

Mr. Smith is married to his wife, Amanda. Together they have 3 children, Lucy, Liam, and Abe.

Kevin Fuller - Council Member
Kevin Fuller

Kevin Fuller was elected to City Council in 2021 and was sworn in on January 2022. Mr. Fuller currently chairs the Public Utilities Committee and is a member of the Service Committee and the Personnel Committee.

Kevin is a 2000 graduate of Central Catholic High School. He began a career in construction shortly after graduation and has attended Owens and Cuyahoga Community Colleges. He entered the Carpenter’s Apprenticeship Program in 2007 and completed the program in early 2012 when he received Journeyman status.

Mr. Fuller spent nearly 16 years in the field working in residential, commercial, and industrial construction before accepting a position as Business Representative for the Indiana Kentucky Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters. He is also an active member in Carpenters Local 351 where he serves as a Trustee on the executive board.

Mr. Fuller has served in various charitable efforts through the area and is active in Phoenix Lodge #123.

He and his wife Kristina have 5 children and have resided in Perrysburg since 2013.

Cory Kuhlman - Council Member
Cory Kuhlman

Cory Kuhlman was elected in November of 2019 and was sworn into Council in early 2020. Mr. Kuhlman chairs the Personnel Committee and sits on the Recreation Committee and the Planning and Zoning Committee.

Mr. Kuhlman graduated from Eastwood High School in 2005. He attended Bowling Green State University and graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Middle Childhood Education in Math and Science. He then attended the University of Toledo College of Law and graduated in 2014. He was admitted to the Ohio bar in the fall of 2014. Mr. Kuhlman has been a resident of Perrysburg since 2015.

Mr. Kuhlman has helped establish and coordinate events for the #EagleFamily fund, which creates a discretionary fund for administrative staff to identify and help students in need to help pay for lunch charges, school supplies, clothing items, etc. He also volunteers as a judge for the University of Toledo’s Labor Law Moot Court Team and is involved in various fitness events in Northwest Ohio. 

Mr. Kuhlman is the proud father of a new yellow jacket, Austin, age five. In his spare time, he enjoys anything that lets him spend quality time with his family, which includes but is not limited to golfing, running, weightlifting, and outdoor activities.

Jan Materni - Council Member

Jan Materni

Jan Materni was elected in November of 2019 and was sworn in at the first council meeting of 2020. Ms. Materni chairs the Service Committee and sits on the Safety Committee and the Public Utilities Committee.

Originally from Port Clinton, Ms. Materni came to the area to attend college at Bowling Green State University. Ms. Materni graduated with a Bachelor of Arts & Sciences degree, majoring in History and minoring in Political Science. Ms. Materni is also an Ohio Certified Public Manager.

Ms. Materni has lived in Perrysburg and Perrysburg Township for the last 24 years. She retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation after 30 years where she worked in various positions. While living in Port Clinton, Ms. Materni volunteered with Port Clinton EMS as an Advanced EMT-A. After graduation from BGSU, she volunteered with the Wood County Sheriff Department as an Auxiliary Deputy. She became a Certified Peace Officer at Owens College after being sponsored by the Wood County Sheriff Department.

Ms. Materni has a son, Jonathan, who is a 2010 graduate of Perrysburg High School. He is currently a Petty Officer in the Navy. In her spare time, Ms. Materni enjoys running and bicycling and has completed 5 half-marathons. She completed her first sprint duathlon this year. She has completed three GOBA (Great Ohio Bicycle Adventures) rides with her sister. Two goals she has are to bicycle from Pittsburgh to Washington D.C. on the Great Allegheny Passage-Cumberland Trail and hike The Allegheny Trail.

Tim McCarthy - Council Member Tim McCarthy

Tim McCarthy has been a member of City Council since 1988 and served as Perrysburg’s Mayor in 2005. Since 1988, he has served as the Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Committee. He is also currently a member of the Finance and Economic Development Committee and the Personnel Committee.

Mr. McCarthy is a past member of several committees: Finance and Economic Development, Service-Safety, Recreation, the Historic Landmarks Commission. He led City Council’s review and adoption of the Planning Commission’s recommended update of the Zoning Code. He also led the development and adoption of the City’s innovative Urban Village Overlay Zoning Ordinance, restrictive Sexually-Oriented Business Ordinance, and Rigorous Property Maintenance Ordinance.

Mr. McCarthy is a partner in the Toledo Law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP.

Barry VanHoozen - Council Member

Barry VanHoozen

Barry VanHoozen was elected to City Council in November 2013 to represent the citizens of Perrysburg. Mr. VanHoozen currently serves as chairman of the Safety Committee and is a member of the Recreation Committee and the Planning and Zoning Committee.

Barry VanHoozen is a 1981 graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and has been a Perrysburg resident since 1991. Barry is married to Hallie and has 2 adult children, Nathan and Miranda.

Mr. VanHoozen served on the Perrysburg School Board from 2002 until 2013, when he joined City Council. Mr. VanHoozen is active in the community with memberships in several organizations including the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary International.

Barry VanHoozen is a self-employed, small business owner representing State Farm in Perrysburg, since 1990.

Mark Weber - Council Member
Mark Weber

Mark Weber was elected to City Council in 2021 after having twice been appointed to fill vacant Council seats. Mr. Weber currently chairs the Finance and Economic Development Committee and is a member of the Safety Committee as well as the Service Committee.

Mr. Weber currently sits on the Perrysburg Land Use Plan Steering Committee and the Perrysburg Area Historic Museum Board of Directors. Mr. Weber is the former chair of the Historic Landmarks Commission, a Perrysburg Citizens Police Academy 2018 graduate, and he also participated in the 2019 Perrysburg Fire Division Strategic Plan.

Mr. Weber has called Perrysburg home for nearly 60 years and is a 1975 graduate of Perrysburg High School. He attended Jackson Community College and retired in 2019 from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 8.

Mr. Weber is a member of St. John XXIII Catholic Church. He met his wife, Raquel, at Perrysburg Junior High School in 1969; after being reunited later in life they married in 2007. They made a goal to take road trips to all 50 states, with only seven more to go. They are blessed with a close-knit family of Mark’s three married children, and three grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys bicycling, home remodeling projects, and researching local history.