Amy Metz chosen new Fayette administrator 4.16

Written by David Green.

Amy Metz returned to the Fayette area about three and a half years ago, but now she’s tied back into the home area even tighter.

Metz was hired Thursday night to serve as Fayette village administrator, replacing Tom Spiess who resigned in December.

She was hired to work 35 hours a week and started her duties Monday.amy.metz.jpg

Metz earned a diploma from Gorham Fayette High School in 1988 and a bachelor’s degree from Hillsdale College in 1992.

Before returning to Fayette, she lived in the Toledo and Perrysburg area while working in the manufacturing industry. She intends to bring the skills she developed through working on inside sales, as a purchasing agent and in customer service to the village office.

She knows there’s a lot to learn about village issues, but she’s ready to get going.

“I look forward to it,” Metz said. “I welcome the challenge.”

Metz said she’s kept abreast of village affairs by reading the Observer, so she won’t be coming into the job as an outsider who’s new to the community.

Metz knows she will be in and out of the village offices based on the needs of the job, but she intends to keep regular office hours daily from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. to meet with residents.

Council voted Thursday to pay former administrator Spiess to work with Metz over the next 30 days to help her learn more about the job.

He will be paid $12 an hour for up to 60 hours.

Councilors Craig Rower and Paul Shaffer abstained from voting.

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