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From the Desk of Mayor Hardman
At a recent May council meeting, the City of Sharonville recognized the Top 20 of the graduating class of Princeton High School. It is always a delight to congratulate these young men and women on this significant achievement. As they prepare for the next chapter of their lives, they also were looking forward to a summer of activity and leisure. Fortunately, the City of Sharonville is here to provide opportunities for employment and fun throughout the summer months.
Our city is full of people whose first job was as a seasonal employee in our Recreation Department (myself included – proud former Camp Sharonville counselor). That department is now under new leadership. Recently, I appointed Michael Blomer to head our Parks and Recreation Department. Michael is certainly no stranger to our community or this department having worked here for the past decade. He brings great enthusiasm and talent to the job and is ready to make your year-round experience of Sharonville Parks and Recreation an enjoyable one. He will be doing so without another one of our fabulous team who has helped to manage young pool employees over the years. Aquatics Manager Linda Reynolds retired from the City in early June. She has planned her final pool openings for our City. I and the entire City staff wish Linda all the best wherever retirement takes her.
Keeping everybody safe during these summer months whether on the job or at play, is always a priority of the City. I am pleased to welcome new leadership to our Sharonville Police Department as they continue to take on this awesome responsibility. Please join me in congratulating Police Chief Steve Vanover on his recent appointment. During Chief Vanover's almost two decades career with Sharonville, he has served as a Patrol Officer, DARE Officer, Detective Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, Patrol Commander, and most recently as the Support Services Commander. Expect to see him around the community as he takes on this new role leading our police forces.
Finally, who says that work and enjoyment are mutually exclusive? Not those who serve you as employees of the City of Sharonville. Ohio Business Magazine chose the City of Sharonville as one of the 50 Best Workplaces in the State of Ohio. We are the first and only municipality ever to receive this honor. As you enjoy the summer here in Sharonville, please help me thank these great men and women who help make you proud of your hometown.