2 candidates remain for Sunbury post


Sunbury officials have narrowed the field to two finalists for the job of village administrator.

The two finalists are Don Buczek and Allen Rothermel, a longtime city of Delaware employee.

Buczek is currently assistant city manager for the city of Bellbrook, Ohio. He earned a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Cedarville University, and a master’s in public administration from the University of Dayton.

Rothermel is a retired assistant city manager of the city of Delaware and a longtime employee of the city. He earned a bachelor’s degree in public administration and finance from Miami University, and a master’s in public administration from New York University.

Mayor Tommy Hatfield said he believes Village Council members will hold at least one executive session to interview Buczek and Rothermel before a decision is made.

Former Sunbury Village Administrator Dave Martin retired in December.

At the beginning of the year, Hatfield had said he hoped to have the field narrowed by late March or early April, but arranging schedules that allowed candidates to be interviewed by council members in executive session proved difficult.

By mid-May, the field had been reduced to four candidates.

Hatfield said he appreciates how employees at the village administration office have pitched in to help during the interim.

“Leading up to the summer season there’s been a lot of activity,” Hatfield said. “Our team has done a great job. They’ve made the transition smooth.”