Delaware County Finance Authority elects its officers

The Delaware County Finance Authority (DCFA) recently held its 2022 elections.

Three officers retained their positions as of 2021: Bill Bishop, president; Kent Shafer, Vice President; and Scott Cubberly, secretary.

Mike Frommer was elected Treasurer.

“It’s a strong team, and I think we’re well positioned to meet the challenges of an ever-expanding economy in Delaware County,” Bishop said. “We will continue to promote smart growth policies that will benefit all of Delaware County.”

The Delaware County Finance Authority is a political subdivision created by the Delaware County Board of Commissioners to assist in economic development and job creation in Delaware County. The DCFA offers numerous incentive programs and has the ability to issue tax-exempt and taxable bonds for corporations, developers, non-profit and government projects. The DCFA works in partnership with traditional credit institutions and its public partners to ensure the most advantageous financing for projects.

Officers each bring unique talents to the DCFA:

• Bishop: A native of Westerville, Bishop is the managing partner of Associated Insurance Agencies Inc., which was founded in 1923 and represents more than 24 insurance companies. Bishop sits on the board of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. He previously chaired the chamber’s small business council. He was named Westerville-area Businessman of the Year for 2011 and holds a bachelor’s degree from Defiance College.

• Shafer: Vice Mayor and General Council Member of the City of Delaware, Shafer has lived in Delaware County for more than 25 years. He spent more than 33 years with the Columbus Police Division, including 18 years as a commanding officer. Shafer owns a consulting business focused on criminal justice, public safety and public policy issues. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has undergraduate degrees in electronics engineering from the Ohio Institute of Technology and business administration from Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

• Cubberly: Cubberly is a senior partner at Equity, where he works on development and brokerage projects, focusing his efforts on the Delaware County market. He is the past president of Cubberly Studios, a three-generation photography studio in central Ohio. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Delaware Region Chamber of Commerce and is currently Treasurer of the Board of Directors for the Delaware County Foundation.

• Frommer: Frommer served as the Delaware County Administrator from 2017 to 2021. He left the Delaware County position to resume his career at a management level in the engineering consulting industry. Before coming to Delaware County in 2016 as executive director of the Regional Sewer District, Frommer worked for engineering firm URS Corp. Frommer holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and civil-environmental engineering from Ohio Northern University.

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Submitted by Yocum Communications.