Mayor Lydia Mihalik resigned as of midnight, January 13, 2019. She is joining Governor Mike DeWine’s Cabinet as the director of the Ohio Development Services Agency. Findlay City Council President Ron Monday will serve as interim mayor until Republican Party officials select her successor.
Findlay is a statutory city, so the chain of succession is dictated under Ohio law: When the mayor is absent, the council president serves as interim mayor. Because Mihalik is a Republican, members of the Republican City Central Committee in Findlay will select her successor. The GOP City Central Committee members in Findlay must meet from five to 45 days after Mihalik resigns to name her successor. That person would complete Mihalik’s term through 2019.