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  • Sam Britton

    Madison Village Mayor

    Mayor Britton is a life long resident of Madison and a 1977 graduate of Madison High School.

    Sam is self-employed with a mobile home repair business.

    Sam started his service for Madison Village with his father where they both served as councilman in the early 80's. This election will make Sam's 8th term on Madison Village Council and 32 years of service to his community.

    Sam has also been an active member of Madison Old Fashioned Days since 1978 and has served as Chairman of the annual event since 1990. He has been a member of the Madison Fire Board since 1984. Sam has also served on the Safety Committee for Madison Village. He is an active member of the J. Wilson Legion Post 112 since 1992.

    Sam and his wife Sue have been married since 1979 and both have resided in Madison their entire lives. They have two children: Heather Kapostasy and Sadie Gardner and three grandchildren, Izabelle and Lucas Kapostasy and Alex Gardner. Sam and his family enjoy riding snowmobiles, antiquing and spending time with family and friends.

    "I will continue to work with Madison Village Council to make Madison a better community. Feel free to contact me with any concerns." - Sam Britton

Village Council

  • Kenneth J. Cahill

    Madison Village Councilman

    Kenneth J. Cahill was elected to Village Council in 2011. He first became a resident in 1973 at the age of 8 when his parents moved him and his three (3) siblings from Willoughby, Ohio. Kenny is presently a partner in the law firm of Dworken & Bernstein, L.P.A., Lake County’s largest law firm. Kenny currently sits on the Village’s Utilities Advisory Group, Roads and Parks Advisory Group, Audit Advisory Group, and is the council’s representative to the Lake County Stormwater Management Program.
    Kenny received his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in History from John Carroll University in 1988 and was awarded his law degree from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 1991. Mr. Cahill is a member of the Ohio Bar Association and the Lake County Bar Association. Kenny was chairman and co-chairman of the Lake County Bar Association's Family Law Committee from 1998-2013. Mr. Cahill has frequently lectured on several topics related to divorce and family law matters including legislative developments involving family law, marital and separate property issues, and child custody matters. Mr. Cahill has frequently been appointed by trial courts as a guardian ad litem to represent children's best interests. Mr. Cahill is admitted to practice in all Ohio courts as well as the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Mr. Cahill's practice emphasizes child custody and divorce/family law.
    Kenny is a member of Immaculate Conception Church and of the Sons of the American Legion, Post 112.

  • Dan Donaldson

    Madison Village Councilman

    Dan has lived in the Village of Madison since 1996 and he and his wife, Rebecca, have one daughter.
    Prior to being appointed to the Council in 2010, he served on the Village Planning Commission for over 10 years. Dan is currently employed by the Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District as District Administrator. Dan has experience working with many state, federal and county agencies and currently sits on the Ohio State University Extension Advisory Board, the Ohio Coastal Resources Advisory Council, Board of Directors for the Ohio Association of Soil and Water Conservation District Employees, the Grand River Scenic Rivers Advisory Council, and is a 2006 graduate of Leadership Lake County.
    Dan is currently attending the University of Akron pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and has a B. A. From Cleveland State University in Environmental Studies.
    “ I will work with the Village Council and the residents of Madison Village and Township to continue to make Madison the best place to live in Lake County.”

  • Duane Frager

    Madison Village Councilman

    Duane has been a proud Madison resident since 2004. He and his wife Alex conducted an extensive search when they decided to buy a home to accommodate their new and expanding family. They were attracted by every aspect including the school system, the neighborhood, the business community, the growth potential and of course, the people, who have all been nothing but positive to the entire family.
    Duane graduated from Bowling Green State University with a BA in business administration and a minor in marketing. Duane was a member of AMA and president of Sigma Nu fraternity. After college Duane took a job with Nabisco Foods Group as a sales rep and later a key account manager. He had a brief stop at Cincinnati Milacron as a product manager with the Weldon Tool Co. before becoming the operations manager for Jergens Industrial Supply for almost 12 years. Currently Duane runs his own business in Madison as a financial planner.
    The election cycle of 2009 was a wonderful experience for the Fragers on many levels. It gave Duane the opportunity to reach out to the people of Madison and understand that although there are many differences depending on what street you might live on, there are also many more similarities and common interests regardless of having an address in the Township or Village. This is the key to moving forward for the B.O.E., the Township Trustees and the Village Council. Duane quickly learned that these three bodies need to work together more now than ever given the conditions and challenges of the region.

    Duane attends Parent Teacher Association (PTA), Parent Advisory Council (PAC), Parent Faculty Club (PFC), Madison Softball Association (MSA), Gridiron Club, Dyslexia Project, and many other group meetings conducted throughout Madison. The common themes, whether speaking to groups or individuals; Trust, Communication, Follow Up and Fiscal Responsibility are clear. Residents want to feel that they are a part of and have a say in their governing bodies.

    Mr. Frager was appointed to Madison Village Council on January 1, 2010.

  • John Hamercheck

    Madison Village Councilman

  • Gregory Mabe

    Madison Village Councilman

    Greg has lived in Madison for over 30 years. He attended Madison schools from kindergarten up to graduating from Madison High in 1995. Greg earned his Bachelor's Degree in Finance from Miami University in 1999 and his MBA from John Carroll University in 2003. Greg and his wife, Denean have been married for 13 years and have two daughters, Stephanie and Samantha.

    Currently Greg manages distributors in the Southern United States for Parker Hannifin. He also has owned Magic Castle Travel, which specializes in Disney vacations for 7 years.

    "I look forward to working with the Mayor and the other members of Council to make Madison Village a community in which we all will be proud to live."

  • Kenneth D. Takacs

    Madison Village Councilman/Vice President of Council

    Ken is a two term councilman having been first elected in November 2007.
    He currently serves as Vice President of Village Council along with his other responsibilities as Chairmanship of the Safety Advisory Group, active member of Finance Advisory Group, member of Ad-Hoc Administrator Search Group and various special assignments in cooperation with Mayor Britton.

    Ken was past Chairman, and is currently Vice-Chairman, of the Madison Joint Fire District where he was instrumental in structuring financing to build a new $4 million dollar Fire Station #3. As a retired 32 year Fire Captain with the City of Painesville, Ken comes uniquely qualified to understand the operational and service demands of a modern Fire Department.

    Ken, in conjunction with Mayor Britton, successfully negotiated the first collective bargaining agreement with the Madison Police officers affiliated union local. This three year agreement has set the tone for better employee relations with both the Police Department and all of our Madison Village’s employees.

    Ken was educated in Willoughby, Ohio and graduated from Lakeland Community College with an AAS in Criminal Justice and Lake Erie College with a BS in Business Administration and Accounting minor. He is also a 1985 graduate of the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland completing a program of Executive Development in Emergency Management. He currently holds a State of Ohio Teaching certification and has been a past guest lecturer at Lakeland College School of Fire Science.

    Ken remains active within our community as a member of the Madison Historical Society, the Madison Senior Center, Friends of Madison Public Library, and volunteers at the Madison Food Bank. Additionally, Ken sits on the board of directors of the Painesville Credit Union and has served as President for past 14 years.

    Ken resides with wife Anne and dog ‘Sam” in Huntington Woods and in his free time enjoys playing golf and spending time with any one of his eight grandchildren.

    “I would encourage all our neighbors and friends to engage in open public dialogue that will keep Madison Village a great place to live, work, or retire. Your voice in our government process is important in keeping the process both transparent and honest.”

  • Mark Vest

    Madison Village Councilman