City Departments


DEPARTMENT HEADS

J. Mark Frey, City Clerk / Treasurer, was originally appointed in May 2013 and re-appointed in November of 2016. The City Clerk is appointed by the City Council.

Lamar Vick, Police Chief, was appointed by the City Council in November 2008.  Prior to his appointment, Chief Vick served as acting Police Chief from April 2006 until his appointment in November.   The Police Chief is appointed by the Mayor.  

Allen Reynolds was promoted to Department Head in August 2012, after the death of Public Works Director Lewis H. King.  Allen's areas of responsibility include Street, Sanitation, Park and Recreation, the City Cemetery and Transportation.  In addition, Mr. Reynolds is responsible for all building maintenance.  He previously served as Street Superintendent under Mr. King.  Department heads are hired by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. 

Dale Lucas was promoted to Department Head in August 2012, after the death of Public Works Director Lewis H. King.  Dale's area of responsibility is the management of the city sewer system through the Waste Water Treatment plant.  He previously served as Supervisor of the Treatment plant under Mr. King.  Department heads are hired by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. 

Library Director - Thomas (Tom) Richard Rary III was hired as the Director of the Columbiana Public Library by the City, at the request of the Columbiana Library Board, on February 23, 2015.

Mike Atchison, City Judge, was appointed by the City Council in 1979 and subsequently re-appointed most recently in November 2016.  Mr. Atchison is employed by Shelby County Abstract and Title Company, Inc. in Columbiana.  The Judge is appointed by the City Council.

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