(Posted May 31, 2022)
By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor
Plain City has a new village administrator. On May 23, village council appointed Haley Lupton to the position.
Lupton has worked for the village since January 2021, first as a management analyst, helping the administration and finance department with budgets and project support. She was named interim village administrator in October following the resignation of Nathan Cahall.
The village conducted a nationwide recruitment and selection process to find a permanent replacement. The search committee included residents, village staff members and village council members.
As for why she threw her hat in the ring, Lupton said, “I’ve always had an interest in local government and, having worked for the village, grew to love the community and wanted to continue service to the community.”
Prior to joining the Plain City team, Lupton worked for the Franklin County Auditor’s Office as an assistant director in real estate and for the Ohio Department of Development as a community development analyst. She earned her master’s degree in public administration from Cleveland State University.
The fact that she has worked for the village for nearly 1.5 years and as interim administrator for the past eight months should make for a smooth transition.
“I will help staff to continue to do their jobs without any huge transitions,” she said.
The top priority on Plain City’s to-do list is expansion of the waste water treatment plant, according to Lupton. Currently, the $19 million project is in the permitting process with the Environmental Protection Agency.