Meet David Brewer

Your Township Trustee

I’m passionate about making a positive difference helping individuals and families in the New Albany Township that are in crisis. By creating a proactive policy of finding ways to help others, we are implementing 21st century strategies to help protect our most vulnerable members of our community and improving the quality of lives for those that we serve. 

I’m a 1991 graduate of NAHS and played on the basketball team winning two sectional championships in ’90 and ’91.  I was blessed to have coached basketball at New Albany as JV Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach.

I prioritize my life in this order; Faith, Family and Community.  I’m proud to be married to my wife of 25 years,  Desire’e. Together, we have three wonderful children. 

My hobbies include coaching basketball, restoring our historic home and being in the outdoors. I also enjoy fishing but most importantly, I enjoy spending quality time with my family and helping others. I have a special interest in historic structures in New Albany. Several years ago, my wife and I purchased a home in New Albany that was built in 1853 and is on the National Historic Registry. We have invested much of our spare time working to restore it back to its original glory. 

Prior to being elected trustee in 2019, I served as the New Albany Building Commissioner for approximately 10 years. I love our community and I feel honored and blessed to serve as the Township Trustee.

 

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Vanessa Smiley

Admin/Investigator

Vanessa has worked helping people in need for 14 plus years. She has worked as a behavioral health technician in a group home for women, in a group home for children with autism, and as an instructor at a correctional facility conducting psychotherapy groups. Seeing the need to help people has made Vanessa set goals in her life. She went back to college in 2005 and graduated in 2011 with an Associate’s degree in Human Service, and a Bachelor's degree in Healthcare Management Vanessa started working for the Trustee office in 2010 as an Administrator/Investigator and daily operations. She knows people fall on “hard times”, some more severe than others, and when there is no one else to turn to that families rely on the Trustee's office. She feels it is important to take the time and try to understand what the clientele is walking through. "Every situation is somewhat different and I want individuals to feel comfortable not uncomfortable when they walk through the door. I am blessed, and helping people is something I want to do on and off the job. People who are less fortunate than me have always had an impact on my life and it has produced a passion to help. That is what makes my “job” worthwhile."

"In all things, I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
- Acts 20:35

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Jimmy Martin

Clerk/Investigator

Jimmy has worked in the New Albany Trustee office for the past 10 years but has cumulatively worked here for over 18 years. What started out as a part-time investigator position turned into a full-time Investigator his first time working for the office. For the past 10 years, he has worked as a Clerk and Investigator. He has loved working here because he enjoys helping people who are in need of the township's services. "Throughout the years I have learned so much about life in general. Everyone’s stories are different and not everyone is looking for a handout. Anyone can get in a situation where they need our help. It is an awesome feeling to see big smiles, hugs, cards, and thank you from the clients we help. I presently am in my 27th year of community service and can’t see doing anything else. Looking forward to the next couple of years and maybe retirement. "

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