Clark2016 SmalDan Clark, Vice Mayor. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

I have lived in Monroe for the past 14 years.  Prior to moving here I attended the University of Cincinnati obtaining my law degree in 1998. After several years of private practice I transitioned to the business world. I currently work as a medical malpractice claim manager for CNA Insurance, a large property and casualty carrier. 

I have been married for 15 years to my wonderful wife, Kelly Meyer, who is a veterinarian with the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center.  Kelly and I are the proud parents of our daughter, Erin, who attends Monroe Junior High School.

I am honored to be included in the wonderful group of people who make up our City Council.  Monroe is a great place to live and work, and I hope that I can be of service to our community in any way possible.

FunksmallKeith M. Funk, Council Member. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Born in Colerain Township, Ohio, I am a graduate with honors of Colerain High School.  My collegiate experience began at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College where I earned an Associate's Degree in Marketing.  This led me to acquire my Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix online; then eventually my Master's in Business Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati.  I also picked up an Associate's Degree in General Insurance along the way through a self-study program. Previously I worked as Business Manager for a small municipality in southwest Ohio. My time in the public sector has enlightened me to the impact and value that one person's efforts can provide to local government spurring me to run for Council.

My family and I settled in Monroe in December of 2012.  We instantly knew we were in a special place with great people, great schools, and a bright future.  Naturally it is easy to get involved with something special, however my wife Natalie and I have a heightened level of interest in the community as we are raising our young family consisting of our three sons and daughter.  I am honored to serve the residents of Monroe and I look forward to paving a path for the future.


FrentzelsmallJason Frentzel, Council Member.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I have been a resident of Monroe for over 30 years.  I graduated from Fenwick High School in 1999 and received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Dayton in 2003.  After a few brief years of living in the Cincinnati area, I realized that I missed the tight knit community that I was raised in, and returned to Monroe in 2009.

After attending Council meetings for several years, and being part of the Personnel Board for the City, I decided to run and was elected to City Council in 2015.  In addition to serving on Council, it is also my pleasure to serve on the Finance Committee, Public Involvement Committee and the Technology Committee.  I am also honored to be able to help plan for Monroe's Bicentennial in 2017.

I am excited to serve this great community and hope to make a positive impact on it just like my family has before me.  I encourage all residents to take some type of active role in the city that you live in.  Only with your involvement can this community truly grow and thrive.  If you ever have any questions or concerns, feel free to email me or call me at 513-678-2768.

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Anna Hale, Council Member. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I have been a resident in and around Monroe since 1953.  I came to Monroe in the 8th grade and attended the old elementary school and continued my education graduating from Lemon Monroe High School in 1957.  I also attended Sinclair College.

My husband, Robert, and I raised our four children in Monroe because of the tight knit community and great schools.  Kelley is our eldest, Holly (deceased in 1992), Matthew, and Autumn.

I was elected to serve on Council in 2006 and continue to serve today.  In 2012, I was selected by the Council to serve as the first woman Vice Mayor for Monroe, which I served for two years.  I am the liaison to the Park and Recreation Board, a member of the Public Works Committee, Public Involvement Committee, Board of Trustees of the Monroe Historical Society.  I have also held various offices on the Monroe Garden Club since 1967.  I have been on all of the various festival committees of the City for the last 30 years.  Presently, I am serving on the Bicentennial Committee for 2017.  Also, working with Dorothy Smith, Curator for the Monroe Historical Society to update a history of the City of Monroe.  On April 23, 2014, I received the Cornerstone Award from the Monroe Area Community Foundation for all my efforts of time volunteering in the City.

I feel very blessed to live in such a unique city as Monroe and proud to have put so much time to make Monroe a great place to live, work, and play.  It is my hope to continue my service for many more years.

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Todd Hickman, Council Member. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I was born in Middletown, Ohio on December 31, 1960. I graduated from Madison High School in 1979 and attended Miami University obtaining a degree in Nursing. I’m a Registered Nurse working in skilled nursing facilities at different capacities throughout my nursing career.  My lovely wife Vicki and I married in 1989 and have a daughter Ashley who was born in 1991 and graduated from Monroe High School in 2009. We bought our home in Monroe back in January of 1994 and have loved and enjoyed all of our wonderful neighbors. You cannot ask for a better city to live in than Monroe, Ohio.

I was elected in 2009 to City Council and serve on the Public Safety and Public Involvement Committees.  I have enjoyed my time on Council and will continue to bring a fair minded logical approach to the job, execute it with a purpose and represent all residents, while keeping a clear vision into the future.  I would like to thank those who voted for me in 2009 and in 2013.  I will continue to serve Monroe and strive to do what is right and what is right for the residents of Monroe.


Christina McElfresh SmallChristina "Kristie" McElfresh, Council Member.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Christina McElfresh, raised in Centerville, Ohio, played a major role in the strength of the Dayton and surrounding region.  As Vice President and Director of the AFL-CIO, Community Service, Christina, spearheaded community efforts, with both public and private sectors, to work in a collaborative, community wide, effort to raise awareness and create both a local and regional economic strategic plan of action covering 13 Ohio counties.  Christina was also the past Director of Communicatins for UFCW Local 1099 now Local 75.

November of 2010, Christina shifted her career to Real Estate and has received numeous awards for her sales volume.  In 2014, Christina was elected to the Middletown Board of Reators, now known as The Butler Warren Association of Realtors.  Real Estate has always been a passion of hers and she specializes in the sale and purchase of historic homes, assisting first time home buyers, seniors who are down-sizing, and ensurng her clients are happy.  She is the President of the Monroe Historical Society and a life time member.  Christina is also the President of the Rotary Club, member of the Monroe Lions Club, and very active in the community.

Christina is passionate about Monroe!  She is honored to represent her fellow residents as a Monroe City Council member and she is always available to assist with answering questions or concerns from the Monroe community.

Christina was widowed in 2010, and has called Monroe, Ohio, her home for more than 18 years.  She has two step-children and three grandchildren.  In addition, Christina truly enjoys learning about and collecting antiques.  She also operates an antiques shop in Centerville, Ohio.

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