Bexley City Council


Bexley has a mayor-council form of government with an elected mayor and seven elected council members. City Council is the legislative body of the City, vested with all legislative powers of the City excepting those reserved to the people by the City Charter and the Constitution of the State of Ohio. Additionally, City Council is responsible for approving the City's annual budget.

Bexley City Council Members (from left to right): Richard Sharp, Tim Madison, Mary Gottesman, Lori Ann Feibel, Steve Keyes, Troy Markham, Monique Lampke

City council's process is handled by six council committees, consisting of the Strategic Committee, Zoning, Development, and Judiciary Committee, Finance Committee, Recreation and Parks Committee, Safety and Health Committee, & the Service and Environment Committee

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Lori Ann Feibel, City Council President

Leadership: President
Term: January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2021
Contact: lfeibel@bexley.org

With a master’s degree from the Ohio State University, Lori Ann taught middle school social studies before beginning a carrier in public service. Volunteering has been a constant throughout Lori Ann’s entire adult life. Five years ago, she began chairing a committee of Bexley leaders who created The Main Event, a program that happens five times throughout the summer and features a free movie and fun activities on Capital University’s front lawn. As member of the

St. Vincent Family Center Board since 2009, Lori Ann is the immediate past Chair of the Board and serves on both the Executive/Finance and the Development Committees. In 2013, she was asked to join the Board of Columbus’s Jewish Family Services. Lori Ann is a member of the Whitehall-Bexley Rotary Club, a sustaining member of the Columbus Junior League, and an active member of TWIG II. Elected to office in 2013 and re-elected in 2017, Lori Ann has served as Chair of Council’s Recreation and Parks Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee. She is currently serving as Bexley City Council President.

Lori Ann and her husband, Jonathan, chose Bexley for their home when they married 23 years ago. They have three children - Adelaide, Annabelle, and Julius.

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Richard Sharp, Member of Council

Leadership: Recreation and Parks
Term: January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2021
Contact: rsharp@bexley.org

Richard joined Council in 2010 and is currently Chair of the Recreation & Parks Committee, and previously served as the Chair of the former Water & Sewer Committee [current Service Committee] (2010-11), Chair of the Finance & Judiciary Committee (2012-13) and President of Council (2014-15), Chair of Safety Committee (2016-17).

Throughout his tenure, Richard has fostered a sense of openness, diversity of thought and increased transparency during Council meetings that encouraged increased resident participation in meetings;  championed leveraging the City’s road and alley fund for infrastructure improvements in streets, alleys, water and sewer lines financed with grants and zero interest State Loan programs;  encouraged Main Street, Cassady Ave and Livingston Avenue improvements & business development;  encouraged collaborative efforts with neighboring municipalities and neighborhoods;  supported the City Arboretum designation and program growth;  developed several alternative revenue streams for the City;  and consistently advocated setting aside additional resources into the Budget Stability (Rainy Day) and Capital Improvement Funds. 

Richard is the founder and owner of The (Bexley) BEAT shuttle service. His prior professional experience was Controller with Mason Supply Co (1990-2002), and a CPA with Norman, Jones, Enlow CPA Firm (1984-1989).   Richard earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Bowling Green State University in 1984, and Masters in Business Administration from Capital University in 1991

Richard, and his wife Debbie, are active members of Bexley United Methodist Church, and have lived in South Bexley since 1988.  Son, Adam (Bexley HS 2008, Miami University 2012, Yale Divinity School 2016) and daughter Abigail (Bexley HS 2013, High Point University 2017) both remain Bexley residents and work in the Columbus metro area.

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Troy Markham, Member of Council

Leadership: Service and Environment
Term: January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2019
Contact: tmarkham@bexley.org

Troy was elected in 2015 and has been a resident of Bexley for over twenty years. He currently serves as Chair of the Service and Environment Committee and is past Chair of the Recreation and Parks Committee (2015-2017). In addition to serving on council, he works as a science instructor at The Ohio State University and Capital University. He has authored several science textbooks and instructional materials. His Bexley memoir “Exile in Goyville” is available in bookstores. Troy is a graduate of The Ohio State University with degrees in political science and plant biology. 

Troy’s focus on council is the improvement and development of all areas of Bexley. He is committed to cultivating open communication among all neighborhoods and promoting a sense of community and representation for all residents.

Outside of council and teaching, Troy works to further science education in youth. He serves as a volunteer mentor and judge for the Big Walnut Science Fair and the Central District Science Fair each year. His wife Patti grew up in Bexley and his children both attend Bexley City Schools. His daughter, Emily, is a talented ceramics artist and a graduate of Bexley High School. His son Leo is a member of the Bexley baseball and golf teams.

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Feb232018

Tim Madison, Member of Council

Leadership: Zoning, Development, and Judiciary
Term: January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2019
Contact: tmadison@bexley.org

Tim is the immediate past President of Bexley City Council and now serves as the Chair of Zoning, Development, and Judiciary Committee and a member of the Bexley Community Investment Corporation. Tim also formerly served as the Chairman of the Finance Committee and the Strategic Committee. Tim is the Bexley City Council Liaison to the Bexley Board of Zoning and Planning, Bexley Architectural Review Board, Bexley Education Foundation, and JCC/Heritage House.

Tim’s goals as of Zoning, Development, and Judiciary Committee include: addressing possible Airbnb regulation; commercial historical preservation issues; and maintaining a consistent relationship with Bexley Board of Zoning and Planning and the Bexley Architectural Review Board.

Tim’s ideas as a Bexley Councilman include the Bexley Blast; a quarterly meeting with the Bexley City Schools; an annual City Strategic Retreat; bolstering the Liaison program; a City Council internship program; consistently inviting civic and political leaders to Council meetings; the Alternative Revenue Task Force; the allocation of City funds to hire an additional police officer; an internship program with Capital University and Ohio State University law schools to assist the Bexley City Attorney; a division of budget review responsibilities among Council members to insure a thorough review of the proposed annual budget; and a revised Council appeal process.

Tim is a long-time resident of Bexley and is involved in numerous Bexley civic and charitable activities, including being a founder and Chair of the Bexley 4th of July Fireworks and Evening Activities Committee, Charity Newsies, and a founder of Team Bexley for Pelotonia. 

Tim is a partner in the law firm of Madison & Rosan, LLP, concentrating on all aspects of commercial and residential real estate and real estate/business litigation. Tim is the proud Father of five amazing children, all current students or a graduate of the Bexley City Schools.

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Monique Lampke, Member of Council

Leadership: Safety and Health
Term: January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2021
Contact: mlampke@bexley.org

Councilwoman Lampke was sworn in during January of 2018 for her first term on Bexley City Council. She is the Chair of the Safety and Health Committee and works with Bexley's outstanding police chief and department to ensure the utmost safety for all of Bexley's resident. She is the liaison to the Bexley Police Advisory Committee, the Board of Health, and several civic associations, including the Berwick-Eastmoor Civic Association, the Eastgate Civic Association, and Old Town East Civic Association. Her areas of interest also include promoting timely communication between the city and its residents, providing efficient and useful city services to all residents, and valuing resident input. Councilwoman Lampke received her B.A. in both psychology and political science from Stanford University and her J.D. from The Ohio State University. She has worked as a lawyer for over 20 years in the public, private, and academic sectors, focusing on litigation, employment law, and insurance matters.  She has lived in Bexley for over 17 years and has two children. She enjoys scuba diving, volleyball, volunteering for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and cheering on the Golden State Warriors.

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Steve Keyes, Member of Council

Leadership: Finance Committee
Term: January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2019
Contact: skeyes@bexley.org 

Steve Keyes, JD was first elected to City Council in November 2011, and was re-elected for a second term in November 2015.  He is excited and honored to be serving the residents of Bexley in this capacity.  By day, Steve works as a Human Resources executive at Abercrombie & Fitch, in the role of Vice President for global compensation and benefits.  He received his Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics and Psychology from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island; his Master’s Degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York; and his law degree cum laude from Fordham University School of Law in New York City, where he served as Editor-In-Chief of the Fordham Law Review. His prior corporate and legal experience includes roles at Nationwide Insurance; Limited Brands, Inc.; Time Warner Inc.; American Express Co.; and the New York law firm of Proskauer Rose LLP.

Steve also values the other public-service leadership roles he has had held in the Bexley and Columbus communities, which have included Adjunct Professor at Capital University’s School of Management and Leadership; Chair of the Financial Stability Committee of the United Way of Central Ohio; current President of the Board of Trustees of Columbus’s ProMusica Chamber Orchestra and Chair of ProMusica’s Strategic Planning Committee; and Co-Founder of the “Columbus A Cappella Fest!” Vocal Festival, which premiered in Bexley in 2010.

Steve started his governmental service to Bexley as a member of the City’s Charter Review Commission from 2009-2011, which confirmed his strong interest in public service and his decision to seek election to City Council. Steve lives in North Bexley with his wife Lauren Bonfield, also an attorney, and daughter Natalie, a computer-science/math/robotics enthusiast - Columbus School for Girls '17, and is currently attending Yale University. As a family, they enjoy hiking, biking, reading, movies, swimming, and travelling. Steve and Natalie also enjoy performing as musicians – she as an accomplished cellist, and he as a singer with a long-standing professional vocal quartet known as The GrooveBarbers. Steve was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, where his mother and brother still live.