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Gary Copeland
Chief Copeland

Village Manager and Director of Public Safety – Gary Copeland- formerly from Northern Ohio, has been in law enforcement for over 30 years following a four-year tour of duty in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Copeland served overseas during his military tenure, where he was also a member of the Marine Corps karate team. Mr. Copeland’s education consists of a Master’s in Criminal Justice from Tiffin University and a Bachelor’s in Management with a minor in Criminology from Indiana Wesleyan University, graduation from both with honors. He has also graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, Certified Law Enforcement Executive Training and the Police Executive Leadership College in Columbus, Ohio both sponsored by the Law Enforcement Foundation in cooperation with the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police. Mr. Copeland is a member of the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the FBI National Academy Associates. Mr. Copeland is married with a daughter and two sons, one of who served in the Army, 82nd Airborne Division. Mr. Copeland’s hobbies consist of weight training, martial arts and playing guitar. He enjoys working with the residents of the Village in a collaborative effort to improve the quality of life in Waynesville.

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Jamie Morley

Finance Director/Clerk of Council – Jamie Morley, was hired in March 2016.  Ms. Morley graduated from Kenyon College with a B.A. in both History and Anthropology.  She currently serves on the Board of the Ohio Municipal Clerks Association representing villages of Ohio. Her family moved to Wayne Township in 2004 where she and her husband raised their two children, both graduates of Wayne Local Schools.  She is an avid gardener, stained glass artist, and a National Park fanatic. Her love and appreciation of history make for a perfect fit to help maintain the records of the Village.  

Ashley S. Richardson
Ashley S. Richardson

Mayor's Court Clerk/Police Clerk - Ashley S. Richardson, was hired September 2017. She graduated from college with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.  Ashley is an active member of the Ohio Association of Mayor's Court Clerks as well as an active member of the Southwest Ohio Association of Mayor's Court Clerks. She has two kids (one son and one daughter). When she is not busy with her kids, she enjoys reading, traveling, shopping, hiking, and playing with her three dogs. 

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