TOLEDO (WTOL) - Two weeks after former Port Clinton mayor Hugh Wheeler resigned, city council appointed former city councilman Mike Snider to be mayor for the remainder of Wheeler’s term last week.
A lifelong Port Clinton resident, Snider served in the city council for eight years, and has since been an avid supporter of the community and is involved in multiple local organizations.
He had already thrown his name in the mix for the upcoming mayor race this November, and said he will use this time as a ‘proof of concept’ to show he can be a long-term mayor.
Snider is currently the only name listed in the mayoral race of the upcoming November election.
He said he would like to continue to promote Port Clinton as a proper tourism destination and capture its current energy to expand the city’s growth.
Snider said his time as mayor in the remaining term will be spent listening to residents and making sure that cooperation is key.
“It’s certainly a partnership between the administration and city council. And as we’ve learned in in Port Clinton over the last decade and a half, if the citizens in the community don’t have a buy in, it certainly is not going to happen,” he said.