Honorable Brooks Compton, Mayor
Mayor's Office Phone: (937) 433-7151
Term Expires: 12/31/2019
Centerville resident since 1979
Mayor: 2016 - present
Current and Past Mayor and Council representation includes:
Family: Wife, Ruth Ann Compton; sons, Chris (Jamie) and Brett. Grandchildren, Callie, Cate and Kit
Education: BS Economics and JD, Ohio Northern University
Additional activities: Dayton Bar Association Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee, Volunteer Lawyer’s Project, Ohio and Dayton Bar Association and Member of Centerville Washington Foundation.
JoAnne C. Rau
Home Phone: (937) 436-2837
Term Expires 12/31/2021
Centerville resident since 1986
Council member since 2014
Council activities: Represents City Council on the following committees and commissions:
Occupation: Environmental Engineer
Family: Husband, Steve, married 36 years; daughter, Lynn, 2001 CHS graduate, married with two young children and is an Interior Designer for architect firm in Oregon. Daughter, Katie, 2001 CHS graduate, lives in Washington State and works with injured workers needing rehabilitation (Workers Compensation). Son, Matt, 2005 CHS graduate, is a professor at Penn State.
Education: The Ohio State University, Mechanical Engineering
City activities prior to Council: Planning Commission and Board of Architectural Review
Personal activities: Casual gardener, enjoy travel, hiking, riding our tandem bicycle, bird watching, volunteering and home projects. Favorite activity: Spoiling grandchildren!
Favorite thing about Centerville: Centerville is THE place to raise a family. We have a great community with great schools and wonderful parks, libraries and walking neighborhoods. Green space is available for walkers, sports, and wildlife. City employees are committed to serving the needs of our residents, businesses and visitors and ensure that the city keeps its small town feel yet welcomes diversity.
Mark A. Engert
Home Phone: (937) 435-4497
Centerville resident since 1999
Council member since 2015
Council activities: Represents City Council on the following committees:
Occupation: Logistics with Stryker Orthopedics
Family: Denise K. Engert, wife of 28 years. Daughters, Christina K. Engert, and Carolyn A. Engert
Education: Graduate of University of Dayton
Additional activities: Golf, jogging, any type of Motor Sports including NHRA, Indy & Daytona 500.
Favorite thing about Centerville: The Pleasant Hill Neighborhood. I love it all, I really do.
Louis (Duke) Lunsford
Term Expires 12/31/2023
Centerville resident since 1978
City Council member since 2020
Occupation: Regional Sales Manager for a packaging company in Charlotte, N.C. and author and motivational speaker
Family: Wife Terry Lunsford, daughters Dawn and Meghan, granddaughter Ava
Education: Bachelor of Communications (R-TV) Ohio University
Additional Activities: Golf, gardening, tennis. (Former Executive Director of the Americana Festival.)
Favorite thing about Centerville: Living in a community that is so warm and cheerful and welcoming to others.
John E. Palcher
Home Phone: (937) 885-7158
Term Expires 12/31/2021
Centerville resident since 2003
City Council member since 2014
Family: Wife, Aurelia Palcher; daughter, Jennifer; son, Joseph; granddaughter, Harper
Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Minor in Accounting
Additional activities: Golf, Centerville/Kettering Kiwanis Club, classes at the University of Dayton Lifelong Learning Institute
Favorite thing about Centerville: Living in a vibrant city and working with other Council Members and staff solving problems and planning for the future.
Belinda H. Kenley
City Fax: (937) 433-8221
Term Expires 12/31/2019
Centerville resident since 2006. I have lived in the Centerville and Washington Township community since 1986.
City Council member since 2008
Occupation: Vice President of Energy Optimizers, USA-Business Development & Marketing
Family: Robert-husband; Emily Riddle - Daughter
Education: Graduate, Sinclair Community College; Aileron - Course for Senior Executives; National League of Cities -NLC University-Bronze Certificate
Additional activities: Board Member, Ohio Municipal League; Board Member, Clothes That Work; Board Member, Ohio Public Facilities Maintenance Association
Favorite thing about Centerville: The unique shops and restaurants that make our city so inviting. I shop local!
Willis (Bill) O. Serr
Home Phone: (937) 434-4162
Term Expires 12/31/2021
Centerville resident since 1993
Council member since 2016
Council activities: Represent City Council on the following committees:
Past Council representation includes: Charter Review Commission
Occupation: President Emeritus, Graceworks Lutheran Services; Attorney
Family: Wife, Susan; Children, David of Findlay, Ohio; John of Centerville, and Julie Benoit of Cincinnati. My wife and children are all graduates of Centerville High School
Education: Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor, The Ohio State University
Additional activities: Member, Rotary Club of Dayton; member and past president of congregation, Epiphany Lutheran Church
Favorite thing about Centerville: Centerville has been a perfect place to raise a family with great schools, churches, parks, recreation, and safe neighborhoods secured by an excellent police department. Now that my family is raised, Centerville also has all of the necessary resources to support graceful and healthy aging.