MAYOR, Allan D. Goldhardt
Mayor Goldhardt is a third generation, lifetime resident of Commercial Point.
Allan Goldhardt began his public service in 1983. At that time, he was appointed by the Village Council to fill a vacant seat for 2 ½ years. Upon completion of that term, he was appointed to fill another vacant seat on council beginning in January of 1986 for a full four-year term. After taking a 14 year break from Village service, he decided to run for council. He was elected to serve on council in 2004. Allan was elected president of council in 2006 and again in 2007. In May of 2007, the mayor resigned and he was appointed to the position of mayor for the remainder of that term. In 2008, he was elected to the position of mayor and served a full four-year term. He was once again elected mayor in 2019 and began serving a four-year term in January of 2020.
“As mayor of Commercial Point, I am honored and proud to represent the Village. This is a very exciting time to be serving the community. My goal as mayor has been to improve the overall health of the Village for now and in the future. When making decisions, we must not only consider the immediate impact; we must also consider the long term ramifications of those decisions. We must remain fiscally responsible as we maintain our infrastructure and make improvements throughout the Village. I believe all of this is possible with the help and cooperation of our council members and the residents of the Village.”
Phone: 614-877-9248 x5
FISCAL OFFICER, Wendy Hastings
Fiscal Officer Hastings was born in Port Clinton, Ohio where she attended Port Clinton High School. After graduation she moved to the Columbus area for 2 years and was employed by LCI International. In 1992 she married her husband Matt and relocated to Commercial Point. She was employed by Teays Valley Local School District as an intervention aide from 2004 through 2007.
Wendy began her career with the Village in February of 2007. At that time, she was hired as a part-time utility clerk. In June of 2007 the previous Clerk / Treasurer resigned and Wendy was appointed to fill the unexpired term. Later that same month the Village Council voted to change the elected position of Clerk / Treasurer to a permanent position of Fiscal Officer. Wendy was immediately appointed to the newly created position where she currently serves today.
Phone: 614-877-9248 x7
VILLAGE ENGINEER, John Grosse, P.E.
Engineer Grosse is a lifetime resident of central Ohio. He graduated from Columbus South High School in 1968. Upon graduation, he attended the Ohio State University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. John holds a Professional Engineering license in the State of Ohio. He also holds a Class III Water Plant Operators License and a Class III Wastewater Treatment Operators License.
John has served as the Village Engineer for Commercial Point since 1978. He also serves as Engineer for several other communities in central Ohio. John helped design and oversee the construction of the original water treatment facility and sanitary sewer system in the Village of Commercial Point.
As Village Engineer, John provides technical guidance to the Council for the sanitary sewer system, water treatment facility, storm sewers, streets and all other engineering related matters.
VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR: Ross Crego
The Village Administrator is appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by Village Council, and serves at their pleasure. The Administrator position in Commercial Point is a part-time position with oversight of Village Services.
Village Administrator responsibilities are defined by the Ohio Revised Code. In part, the Administrator is responsible for direction of Village services including utilities, street maintenance, sidewalks, parks and public areas, and service personnel.
Previous to this appointment, Ross has served the Village over 20 years including 8 years as Councilman, 12 years as Administrator under Mayor John Kaiser (8) and Gary Joiner (4), interim Zoning Inspector, and one term on the Zoning Appeals Board.
Ross Crego is a Bachelor of Science graduate of The Ohio State University College of Agriculture. He is a military veteran having served in the United States Army during 1969-1971.
Ross and his wife Sandy are 48-year residents of the Village and have been married over 50 years. They met and were married at the “old” Methodist Church in Commercial Point. Sandy is the Director of the Free Store in the Village. She has a passion to provide for those who stand in need. Ross provides logistics for the Free Store and serves on the Louise Terrace Board of Directors. Ross and Sandy have 2 children and 5 grandchildren.
Ross enjoys the day to day challenges of the Administrator work and is especially appreciative of the quality of the individuals who work for the Village and provide its services. They are the “glue” that holds the Village together.
Phone: 614-877-9248 x8