XENIA — Xenia City Council has appointed Donnette A. Fisher as law director, beginning Monday, Aug. 14.
Fisher, currently the law director for the City of Franklin in Warren County, replaces Joshua Schierloh, who resigned in April to accept a position with a private law practice. Per her contract, which was approved July 13, she will make $108,000.
“I am pleased to join the City of Xenia and its team of municipal professionals and I look forward to serving this community and adding to a community squarely focused on growth, quality of life, and economic development efforts that will further Xenia’s goal to become an even more desirable place to live than it is now,” Fisher said in a release from the city.
Fisher has been with Franklin 11 years and spent four years as law director for Eaton in Preble County. A graduate of the College of Wooster and the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Fisher began her career at the Preble County Prosecutor’s Office, where she spent four years handling civil and criminal cases.
“Ms. Fisher brings very strong municipal law experience to the City of Xenia,” Council President Mike Engle said. “Her experience in prosecutorial as well as municipal administrative law will greatly benefit the citizens and employees of Xenia as we strive to provide the highest level of service in a rapidly growing city.”
Fisher’s contract is for five years and can be renewed for yearly extensions by council or the law director. The contract will automatically renew for one year if council does not extend the contract or notify Fisher of its intent not to renew it at least 30 days before its termination.
Xenia Daily Gazette news report compiled by Scott Halasz.