The Dublin City Council, at a special meeting held on Monday, April 2, appointed Janine Thalblum to fill the vacancy created following the passing of the late Vice Mayor Don Biddle. The affirming vote was a unanimous 4-0 decision. Upon the vote, Ms. Thalblum was sworn into office. Councilmember Thalblum will serve out the remainder of the vacated City Council term, which ends in December 2018. Councilmember Melissa Hernandez was appointed Vice Mayor at the March 20, 2018, City Council meeting.
Councilmember Thalblum, an Army veteran, currently serves on the City of Dublin Parks and Community Services Commission. During her three years on the Commission, she has served as Chairperson and Vice Chairperson. Previously, she was appointed to serve on the City’s Commercial Development Task Force. She is also a graduate of Dublin’s leadership academy, “Inside Dublin,” as well as the Dublin Police Services Citizens Academy. She is a former President of Dublin Rotary Club.
Councilmember Thalblum and her family have resided in Dublin for over 20 years.