Members of Sunbury Village Council held a brief special meeting recently to approve a minor but time-sensitive budget adjustment.
However, the first item on the Jan. 27 meeting agenda was the swearing-in of council member Tim Gose, who was selected during a Jan. 20 council meeting to serve a four-year term.
Gose has lived with his family in Sunbury since 1999. He and his wife, Sandra, have raised two children – Kyle, a 2015 Big Walnut graduate and current Ohio University freshman, and Caroline, a junior at Big Walnut High School.
Gose, a Shelby, Ohio, native, said his interests include reading, golfing, hiking, running and servicing the needs of his parish, St. John Neumann, where he is active as a lector, greeter, mentor, former youth group leader and council member. Gose has also spent many years as a youth sports coach in the Big Walnut community.
Gose has been a member of the Sunbury Planning & Zoning Commission on two separate occasions — for a combined nine years — and is a member of the Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club where he is active in its “I-Can” youth-mentoring program. He also sits on the Rotary Foundation Board as the current secretary and is a past board member of Friendship Village of Columbus.
A graduate of The Ohio State University with a finance degree, Gose worked in the insurance field his entire career, which began in 1990.
Gose spent 20 years in the claims business and the last 5½ years as an insurance agent for the Pfister Insurance Agency, where he is licensed to sell business, home, auto, life and health insurance.