Experience. Fiscal Responsibility.

Keeping Powell the Best Place to Live.

About Me

My Background

21 Years of Serving Powell Residents

  • 2 years as Mayor; 12 years on City Council, Chairman of Finance Committee
  • 9 years as member of Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals


  • Married to Carolyn and father to Abby and Rachel, graduates of Olentangy Liberty
  • Resident of Olentangy Ridge subdivision for 22 Years

My Achievements

Maintaining Powell’s Fiscal Responsibility

  • Balanced budgets for 11 out of the last 12 years
  • “AAA” bond rating, keeping City’s interest rate low
  • High level of police protection and road maintenance and plowing at low cost

Working to Keep Powell the Best Place to Live

  • CNN/Money’s “Top Cities to Live in the US” and Ohio Magazine’s “Top Hometowns”
  • Traffic Solutions: Murphy Parkway extension; Sawmill Parkway/Powell Road improvements; railroad queue cutter; and traffic signals at Powell Road/Grace, Sawmill Parkway/Village Club Drive and Sawmill Parkway/Giant Eagle
  • Park Improvements: over 25,000 linear feet of new bike paths and Seldom Seen Park in development
  • Safety: Average police safety response time -2 minutes and 17 seconds

Contact Us

Thomas S. Counts


203 Beech Ridge Dr.

Powell, OH 43065