HEBRON – Village Council members selected Reynoldsburg resident Steve DeBolt as the village’s new village administrator at their May 22 meeting. He replaces Ralph Wise who announced his resignation in February to accept a similar post with the Village of Gambier in Knox County.
Mayor Mike McFarland administered the oath of office to DeBolt, following the council action. DeBolt started his new job on June 3.
He has extensive experience in public service and municipal government administration. Most recently, DeBolt served as Village Administrator in Shawnee Hills in Delaware County, on the west side of the O’Shaughnessy Reservoir. He previously served as a Village Manager/Administrator in Whispering Pines, North Carolina and Williamsburg, Ohio. DeBolt has also been the Safety/Service Director in Reynoldsburg, and was a Bureau Chief in the Ohio Department of Commerce’s Division of Industrial Compliance.
DeBolt has a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Toledo and a BS from Kent State. He has also graduated from the Ohio Certified Public Manager Program (OCPM) and completed the Public Executive Leadership Academy (PELA) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
“Hebron and the surrounding area have a lot to offer and I have enjoyed visiting over the years,” DeBolt said. “I am excited for the opportunity to work in a such a great community. There is a lot of potential here and I look forward to working with the Mayor, Council and staff to provide continued progress and improve the quality of life for all residents.”
“We are pleased to bring someone with Steve’s experience to the Village and he has hit the ground running, ” McFarland added.