Village Council

The legislative power of the Village of Whitehouse consists of six at large Council members, serving four-year terms.  Village Council meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

Council Members:

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Louann Artiaga

Louann Artiaga was sworn into office on April 3, 2012, to fill an unexpired term. She was re-elected to a full four-year term in 2013 and again in 2017. Mrs. Artiaga serves as a trustee for the Whitehouse Library, treasurer for Destination Whitehouse Inc., and Treasurer for the State of Ohio Pythian Sisters. Mrs. Artiaga and her husband, Ricardo, have been residents of the Village since 1988 and have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. She enjoys traveling and genealogy. She thinks every citizen’s voice should be heard and welcomes comments. She can be reached at 419-290-0629 or by e-mail at lsartiaga26@outlook.com.

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Steve Connelly

Council member Steve Connelly is a long-time resident of the village where he lives with his wife, Sarah, and their four children. Originally from Perrysburg and a graduate of Bowling Green State University, Steve is a proud northwest Ohio native. After a 20-year career in market research with senior leadership roles, Steve joined Marathon’s marketing department in 2017 where he currently works as a commercial product manager. Outside of work, Steve is an avid golfer who loves spending time outdoors, camping, and vacationing in northern Michigan. With a passion for planning and community development, Steve is looking forward to leveraging his professional experience and connections to help shape the future of the village. He can be reached at sconnelly@whitehouseoh.gov.

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Steve Fine

A graduate of Anthony Wayne High School and Penn State, Steve held diverse roles in the private and public sectors, including software engineer, chief information officer, and director of an atmospheric science laboratory. A common theme throughout his career was working with colleagues and partners to build consensus on how to overcome complex challenges.

Steve and his wife Margaret returned to Whitehouse for retirement. In 2024 Steve was appointed to fill a vacant Village of Whitehouse Council seat, and he greatly appreciates the opportunity to serve the community in that way. He enjoys spending time with family as well as photography. Steve welcomes input from those who live, work, and play in Whitehouse. He can be reached at sfine@whitehouseoh.gov or 419-877-5383, extension 219.

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Dave Riggenbach

Council Member Dave Riggenbach has been a resident of the village since 2006 with his wife, Andrea, and three children. Dave received his Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Bowling Green State University. Dave is a Financial Advisor serving the AW community and beyond in his office located in Waterville, OH. When not helping his clients or meeting for council Dave really enjoys golfing, playing any sport outside, traveling and visiting family. As a new member of council this is Dave’s first time working in a political role but with his thirst for knowledge and goal of learning something new every day he is extremely excited to serve the Village of Whitehouse and his fellow residents. Dave can be reached at driggenbach@whitehouseoh.gov.

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Carrie Tuohy

My husband Tim and I are empty nesters with three grown children, an Accountant, Beautician and Fireman that we are incredibly proud of.  We are members of Community of Christ Lutheran Church and I currently sit on the church council. I am currently an active member of the Pythian Sisters Whitehouse Chapter 312 and I also recently became a member of the Whitehouse Fireman Association. I am looking forward to the many opportunities to help with activities and fundraising in our community.  My husband and I enjoy kayaking, golfing, and spending time with our family and friends. I have even hit the Pickleball Court a time or two, although my skill level is nothing to brag about. I am currently the Controller of Waterville Sheet Metal Co., Inc. and previously I spent 26+ years as the Treasurer/Controller for Duffey Concrete Cutting Inc. I am excited to be part of the Council and I feel that my professional background and experience will be beneficial in allowing me to be a voice that the community needs. I want to make sure I represent the transparency you have asked for.  I can be reached at 419-276-1791 and ctuohy@whitehouseoh.gov.

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Larry Yunker

Council member Larry Yunker has been a resident of the village since 2005, with his wife, Rita, and his son, Johnathan.  Larry is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and The University of Toledo where he earned his Bachelors in Operations Management and Information Systems and his Juris Doctor degrees.  Larry fills dual roles of Information Technology manager and Corporate Counsel for SD Bullion, an e-commerce precious metals retailer located in Michigan.  Prior to joining Council, Larry had previously served the Village in many capacities such as law clerk for the village attorney, volunteer firefighter, EMT, HIPAA Compliance Officer, and grant writer.  Larry currently serves as the Legal Advisor for the Toledo Ski Club and Assistant Treasurer of the Whitehouse Firefighter’s Association.  Alpine skiing is Larry’s favorite past-time, having skied extensively in the Midwest and out West.  As a new member of council, Larry hopes to be able to utilize his professional background to help the Village grow and to help keep Whitehouse a safe and affordable place for our residents.  Residents who have questions or concerns about the Village are encouraged to contact Larry at lyunker@whitehouseoh.gov or to join him at one of his “fireside chats” which he plans to hold throughout the year.

Clerk of Council:

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Nicole Hartbarger

The Clerk of Council is an appointed position.  Such Clerk serves at the pleasure of the Council and performs duties as required by this Charter or Council.  Nicole Hartbarger was appointed Clerk of the Whitehouse Village Council on May 16, 2023.