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:


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 residence of the Village since 1988 and have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. She enjoys traveling and genealogy. She thinks every citizens voice should be heard and welcomes comments. She can be reached at 419-290-0629 or by e-mail at


Richard Bingham

Mr. Bingham was sworn in on January 2, 2018.  Richard and his wife, Jennifer have lived in the Anthony Wayne Area for more than 38 years. He is a 1985 graduate of Anthony Wayne High School. Richard is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, has earned an Associate Degree from Northwest State in Criminal Justice Management and is a graduate of the Ohio Police Executive Leadership College and the Ohio Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program. He has a long career of public service first as an Ohio Civil Rights Investigator and then working in law enforcement for the past 30 years having served on departments in Wauseon, OH (Patrolman, Detective, Detective Sergeant and Lieutenant), Pemberville, OH (Chief of Police), the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital, Toledo, OH (Chief of Police), Waterville Township, Waterville, OH (Chief of Police, Retired) and currently serves as a Police Lieutenant for the Mercy Health Police Department as Manager of the Emergency Communication Center for the seven Toledo Regional Hospitals and Mercy College. Richard currently serves as Vice President of the Anthony Wayne Area AWAKE Coalition, Destination Whitehouse Committee, Whitehouse Tree Commission and is an adviser to the Lourdes University Criminal Justice Program, as well as an instructor for the Spring Green Foundation Youth Diversion Program. Richard is a member of the Whitehouse American Legion, Ohio Fraternal Order of Police, and the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police. He is past member of the Ohio Police Benevolent Association (Union Steward), Ohio Police Benevolent Command Officers Association (Union Steward) and AFSCME unions.  Feel free to email Richard at with any questions.

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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 supervisor. 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 419.619.6874 or


Mindy Curry

Council member Melinda “Mindy” Curry was sworn into her second term in office on January 7, 2020. Her first 4 year term was 2016-2019.  Mindy has been a Village resident for over forty years.  She served as the council liaison to the Whitehouse Tree Commission for 15 months, then served as the council liaison for the Whitehouse Arts Advisory Board until it disbanded, was a Volunteer/Director that served on the Whitehouse Cherry Fest Committee for over 10 years, volunteers at many community events, and she’s been a member of the Whitehouse American Legion Post 384 Women’s Auxiliary for over 20 years.  As a management level professional, she continues to use her strong people and decision-making skills while serving on Council to help make a difference in the community.  Her hobbies include scrapbooking, biking, camping, and traveling.  Please feel free to contact Mindy with any questions or concerns at: or 419-877-0331.


Robert Keogh

Councilman Keogh lived in Pittsburgh, PA through High School.  Graduated from Salem (WV) College with a BS degree in Human Relations (professional youth work).  Employed by Toledo Area Council BSA as a District Scout Executive, Camping Director, and Field Director for 12 years.  He has worked in Whitehouse (insurance and tax preparation) since 1976, and has been a resident of the Village since 1979.  Active in numerous civic organizations during that time.  Currently active in Waterville Rotary, Community of Christ Lutheran Church, and serve as a Trustee of the AW Regional Chamber of Commerce.  Member of the original Charter Commission.  Appointed to fill a vacancy on Council on August 4, 2015.  During this time, Whitehouse and the Anthony Wayne area has provided many things for me and my family.  I would like the opportunity to give some back.  Feel free to contact me at or 419-877-9029.


Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer

Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer is president of Whitehouse Village Council, liaison to its Charter Review Commission, and trustee for the Fallen Timbers Union Cemetery District, serving as its vice chair. She was elected November 5, 2019, to a second consecutive term as a council member and has served on Whitehouse’s Tree Commission, the former Arts Advisory Board, Veterans Memorial Park planning committee, and an ad hoc recreation committee to improve the playground and other recreation in Village Park. Mrs. Conklin Kleiboemer develops and manages websites and social media for nonprofit clients, and she was a news editor at The Blade, The Courier, and The Lima News newspapers. She volunteers in the community as admin of the Whitehouse Ohio Community Discussion forum and a member of Pythian Sisters Temple 312, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 384, and the primary school’s Parents Club in Whitehouse, as well as Peace Lutheran Church in Bowling Green and Toledo Opera Guild. Mrs. Conklin Kleiboemer was raised on a family farm south of Whitehouse, graduated from Anthony Wayne High School and Syracuse University, and returned to live in Whitehouse in 2010. She is married to Dan Kleiboemer, a commander in the U.S. Navy and chief mate in the merchant marine, and they have two sons. Mrs. Conklin Kleiboemer encourages public participation in local government and welcomes your comments and concerns. She can be reached at 419-429-9152 or

Clerk of Council:


Susan Miller

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.  Susan Miller was appointed Clerk of the Whitehouse Village Council on May 2, 2006.  She resides in Whitehouse with her two sons.