Council Members


Updated Oct 30, 2018

Tony Benedetti, Community Committee Chair

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Joe Curl, Service Committee Chair

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Lori Santilli-Howard, Finance Chair

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Tiffany Hughes, Streets Committee Chair

   I first want to start with saying thank you for everyone that voted for me, putting their trust in me to keep this village moving forward!

I have been around the village my entire life. My grandparents built their home on Jordan rd. in 1970. I come from an extremely close family considering I grew up within 1 mile from my grandparents and spent almost every day at their house. After my grandparents passed away my husband and I decided to keep this home in the family and continue to keep our 2 kids Taylor and Tanner in Westerville Schools. We took a long time remodeling the house the way we wanted it before we moved in.

I own and operate my own business as well as I am a real estate agent with Superior Homes Realty. I love working with people and making a difference. I am looking forward to making a difference in the village for years to come. - Jan 2018


Diane Schrimpf, Legislative Committee Chair

   I started my first term as a Minerva Park Council Person at Large, January 2018. Ohio natives, both my spouse (John) and I were born and raised in the greater Cleveland area, he from Euclid and me from Parma. All of my 5 siblings also live in Ohio. Business opportunity brought us to Columbus in 1983. We fell across Minerva Park by accident while house hunting in 1986. The mature trees and eclectic layout of the streets and variety of styles of houses really resonated with us. And here we remain 30 plus years later.

My business career took an eclectic path as well, working for a number of smaller for-profit businesses in the areas of operations including client services, product implementations and infrastructure project management. I enjoyed the challenges of working for entrepreneurial CEO’s even though a few ended up in bankruptcy – lots of lessons learned and skills acquired. The opportunities to participate in every aspect of the business from strategic planning to sales and marketing to infrastructure and human resources were so valuable. Over the years I became particularly expert at implementing new business and new software solutions and this experience allowed me to obtain the certification Project Management Professional in 2007.

Retirement at the end of 2016 meant I could look for additional opportunities to give back to the community. In addition to council membership, I am a volunteer guardian for seniors since 2002 through the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging. My other passion is for nature and along with gardening and landscaping our home I continue to volunteer at Ohio nature preserves. - Jan 2018 •