The Amberley Village Council consists of seven members who are elected for a two-year term. Five are elected from geographic districts, and two are at-large. The Mayor is elected by the Council members.
Following are the Council members serving for the elected term ending November 30, 2021:
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Council Biographical Information
Tom is serving his fifth term on Council and fourth term as Mayor. Tom received his BSBA in accounting from Xavier University. After 30 years working for a multinational company serving in various financial related jobs, he is now retired and enjoys golf, hiking and working in his yard. Tom has been married to Cindy for 35 years and they have five children.
Natalie is serving her fifth term on Council and as Vice Mayor. She received her BA degree from Indiana University in 1985 and was awarded her JD in 1988 from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Natalie practiced law in the areas of personal injury and workers’ compensation with the Rothchild Law Office.Natalie has served on the Board of Trustees of the Yavneh Day School, including past president of the Yavneh Parent Teachers’ Organization as well as numerous committees of the Mayerson JCC. An avid runner, she has chaired and participated on the planning committees for 5k and 10k road races for both Hadassah and the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, as well as coached the JCC chapter of Girls on Track for four years. In 2008, she was a chaperone for the Cincinnati delegation for the March of the Living, and has participated in Election Protection for the 2004, 2008, and 2012 presidential elections. Natalie is married to Scott and they have three children: Freddie, Adam and Sarah, and two dogs: Kimo and Olympia.
Richard is serving his fifth term on Council. He received his BA degree in journalism from the Ohio State University, and graduated from the Ohio Northern University College of Law in 1995. Currently, he operates his own law firm practice, The Law Offices of Richard Bardach, concentrating his practice in real estate, foreclosure, creditors’ rights and litigation. Richard is married and enjoys taking long hikes with the family.
Peg Conway was re-elected to Council in 2013 and previously served from 2006-11. She co-founded the Amberley Women’s Forum and initiated Amberley’s participation in the Nextdoor social networking website. She also volunteers at the Bond Hill Pantry and is a board member of Clinton Hills Swim Club and the Jesuit Spiritual Center. A Cincinnati native, she earned a BA from Xavier University in 1985 and an MS from Northwestern University in 1987. She worked in human resource communications, taught childbirth classes, and published a book on spirituality and birth. Peg moved to Amberley with her husband and three children in 2003, drawn by the beauty of green space and mature trees.
Ben Hunt was appointed to Council on April 12, 2021 to fill the open seat left by the passing of Councilmember Ed Hattenbach. Ben serves on the Leadership Team at Mount Notre Dame High School in the capacity of Assistant Principal of Academic Development and holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Dayton and a Master of Arts from the University of Cincinnati. Ben was raised in Amberley Village and he and his wife are raising their family in the Village. He is passionate about teaching history and government, and while at MND, he has been actively involved in the performing arts, program development, and veterans projects. Outside of his professional commitments, he enjoys gardening and cooking. He holds the distinction of being the first member of Amberley Village Council to take the Oath of Office remotely via Zoom.
Elida is serving her third term on Council. She began serving in early 2016 after being appointed to fill a vacancy in an At-Large seat. Elida is a partner at the law firm of Kamine & Schilling LLC specializing in commercial contracts and business advising. Elida graduated from the New York University School of Law in 2006, and received her Bachelor’s Degree in 2003 from Brandeis University. Elida serves on several boards and committees including the board of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati. She is married to Max Yamson.
Ray is serving his fifth term on Council. He received his Ph.D. in Biology from Roswell Park Memorial Institute/SUNY Buffalo, and BS in Biochemistry from SUNY Stony Brook. After 33 years he retired from Procter & Gamble. He is now a consultant with Ray Warren Consulting LLC. Ray enjoys biking, jogging, reading and photography. He was a founding board member of the Center for Holocaust and Humanities Education and is active in their Speakers Bureau giving lectures at community high schools and colleges. He is a board member for the Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati and volunteers at the Cedar Village Senior Center, and is a volunteer Tax Aid with AARP. Ray moved with his wife Nancy to Amberley Village in 1991. They raised their three children here and married off two of their children. The family resides on Farm Acres Drive.