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Council Biographies

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Craig W. Keller, Second Ward

Biography:  Lifelong resident of Butler County; 8 years in Fairfield.  Married to wife, Sandy.   Two daughters: Kristy and Rachel, and three ​grandsons.

Education:  Graduate of Hamilton Garfield High School, Southern Ohio College, Louisiana Baptist University and Andersonville Theological Seminary.

Community Involvement:  Member of Fairfield Parks & Recreation Board; Fairfield Cultural Arts Commission; Fairfield Historical Society; Past Vice President of the Butler County Historical Society; Past member of Greenwood Cemetery Association Board; Past President of the Hamilton Civil War Roundtable; Past Dept. of Ohio Commander of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War; Past member of the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary (5 yrs.).

Affiliations:  Member of First Baptist Church, Hamilton.

Professional:  Bailiff/Courtroom Manager for Judge Charles L. Pater, Butler County Common Pleas Court.

Phone:  (513) 714-4174


Debbie Pennington, Third Ward


Biography: Lifelong resident of Butler County; 35 years of Fairfield's Third Ward. Married to Dan, together they have two children; Julie and Mark, and five grandchildren, all residing in Fairfield.

Education: Graduate of Hamilton Taft High School and attended Miami University.

Community Involvement: Past President of Fairfield Women; Past President of The Hamilton Fairfield Oxford Board of Realtors; served on Charter Review Commission; Co-Chair Fairfield's Board of Zoning Appeals; Fairfield's 50th Anniversary Committee; currently serving as President of The Fairfield Historical Society; served eight (8) years on Hamilton Fairfield Oxford Board of Realtors Board of Directors; Butler County Republican Party - Central Committee.

Affiliations: Active Member Fairfield Church of Christ; Past President and member of "Fairfield Women."

Professional: Realtor since 1977 earning Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation. Judge Appointed Probate Court Appraiser.

Phone: (513) 910-3258

Tim Abbott, Fourth Ward

Biography: Lifelong resident of Butler County; lived in Fairfield for 20 years; married to wife Kathy who is a lifelong resident of Fairfield.

Education: Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Cincinnati.  Graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill- Executive Leadership Program.

Professional: Serves as Director of Government & Community Relations for Duke Energy that spans a 30 year career with the company.

Community Involvement: Served 8 years on City Council, Member of Fairfield Rotary, Fairfield Optimist, Fairfield VFW Post 1069,  Fairfield Chamber of Commerce,  Chairman of Butler County United Way Campaign 2013, Butler County SELF Board, Butler Tech Business Advisory Council, Hugh L. Bates Lodge #686 and Sacred Heart Church.

Phone: (513) 829-9921




Chad Oberson, Council Member at Large

Biography: Born and raised in Concord (east side of Cleveland), Ohio.  Chad moved to Fairfield in 1997 after college.  He married Kendra Fields Oberson, who is a lifelong resident of Fairfield, and they have 2 daughters that attend Sacred Heart School.

Education: Chad is a Graduate of Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI.

Professional: Chad is the Founder and President of Oberson’s Nursery and Landscapes Inc., located on River Rd. in Fairfield.

Community Involvement: Past President Fairfield Rotary Club, Member of Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, Member of Fairfield Community Foundation Angels,  Member of the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce. 

Affiliations:  Member Sacred Heart Church

Cell Phone: (513) 678-1597

Home Phone: (513) 894-1627



Mike Snyder, Council Member at Large

Biography: Raised in Detroit, MI.  Has resided in Fairfield with wife Pat over 30 years.  Three adult children and four grandchildren.  Retired after career in Production Management, Sales and Customer Service.  Former Air Force officer in the Minuteman Missile Program.  Prior Council service 2000 – 2011.

Education: Mike has a BA/Economics from Wayne State Univ. in Detroit and an MS/Industrial Management from the Univ. of North Dakota.

Community Involvement: Member Sacred Heart Parish.  Volunteer, Cincinnati Association for the Blind.  Perform Audio Description for blind patrons at live theatrical events.  Member, Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra.  Member, Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre and Fairfield Footlighters.

Affiliations: Central Committee, Butler County GOP

Phone: (513) 703-0355





Bill Woeste, Council Member at Large

Biography: Lifelong resident of Butler County; 32 years in Fairfield. Married to Patty with four (4) children.

Education: Moeller High School Graduate; Continuing courses in Electrical Control & Distribution Education.

Professional: Six (6) years in United States Army Reserve; Account Manager for Richards Electric and F.D. Lawrence Electric for a total of 33 years; Sales manager at Panelmatic, Inc. for six (6) years; currently self-employed.

Community Involvement: Active volunteer and donor for Fairfield Food Pantry; Past Coach FYBA Baseball and Sacred Heart Basketball; Member of City of Fairfield Planning Commission 2011-2013.

Affiliations: Member Sacred Heart Church; K of C #8115; Past Cub and Boy Scout Master

Phone: (513) 829-0240