The City’s 17th Mayor, David G. Kline, is a lifelong Tallmadge resident and civic leader. He was an EMTP/firefighter with the city’s Fire Department, was elected to City Council for 10 years (1990-2000) as a ward councilman, at-large councilman and President of Council. Prior to becoming Mayor in 2010, Dave served for 10 years as the city’s Director of Public Service.
Early in his career, he completed a four year apprenticeship program with the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union and worked in the HVAC field for several years, finally retiring as a Vice President of Brandon Heating and Air Conditioning.
His community activities include being honored in 2008 as “Citizen Of The Year”, inducted into the THS Alumni Hall of Fame, Past CYO basketball coach, Tallmadge youth football coach, Tallmadge Little League President and coach, OLV Coordinator for grades K-8, President of Tallmadge Rotary, Treasurer of Tallmadge Democratic Club and President of the Tallmadge Firemen’s Association.
Married to wife Susan, they have 3 children: Michael, an OSU graduate; Michelle, an OSU and Wright State University Medical School graduate; and Stephanie, a graduate of the University of Akron.
His hobbies include golfing, bicycling and working out at the city’s Recreation Center.