Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, The Ohio State University
Master of Arts, Public Policy and Management, The Ohio State University
Juris Doctor, Capital University Law School; Order of the Curia
Mr. Spring is licensed to practice law in Ohio. A former local government administrator, Spring's practice includes local government law, land use, human resources, and wills and estates. He has been an invited speaker on topics involving public entities, such as the mandatory and permissive duties of township trustees and fiscal officers, open meetings and public records, cemeteries, and partnering among political subdivisions to provide public services and facilities. He also has written articles for the Ohio Township News.
Tom is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Ohio Township Association Law Directors Group. He is a past member of the Ohio Public Employer Labor Relations Association, and National Public Employer Labor Relations Association. Spring is a past president of the Ohio Township Administrators Network and past member of the Coalition of Large Ohio Urban Townships Association Board and the Ohio City County Management Association. Before entering the practice of law, Spring served as a township, municipal, and county administrator. Tom has served on several land use planning committees at the regional or local level and on committees of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission. He currently serves as chair of the City of Circleville Board of Zoning Appeals and is a past chair of the Circleville Township Board of Zoning Appeals.
Mr. Spring has mediated disputes in Franklin County Municipal Court and the City of Columbus Law Director’s Night Prosecutor Program. He earned a certificate of concentration in dispute resolution from Capital University Law School, and completed an externship in the Agricultural Law Program in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.
Mr. Spring is involved in community and civic activities. He is president of the board of Uptown Circleville, an affiliate of Heritage Ohio using the national Main Street downtown revitalization program. In addition, he is a trustee of the Pickaway County Historical Society and is a former member of Circleville City Council. Mr. Spring is a former member of the Natural Resources Assistance Council, State of Ohio District 3; the Ohio Urban Forestry Advisory Committee; and Project Reinvent at the Ohio State College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Resources. He is a past member of the board of directors of the Pickaway County Chapter of the American Red Cross, a former assistant Girl Scout leader, and assistant coach of girls softball. An Eagle Scout, Spring is a trainer of adult leaders and is a former scoutmaster, troop committee chair, and assistant council commissioner of the Simon Kenton Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Tom has been recognized for community or public service by the Ohio Senate, Ohio House of Representatives, National Sheriffs’ Association, OSU John Glenn College of Public Affairs, Pickaway County Board of Commissioners, Circleville LaSertoma, Boy Scouts, and Gannett, Inc.