Election & Service
President of Wadsworth City Council Bob Thurber was first elected to office to fill one of
the three Council At Large seats for the 2014-15 term. In April of 2016, his party tapped
him to fill the Council leadership position when a vacancy occurred. Mr. Thurber served
on the Public Safety Committee, Cable TV Commission, as well as the Economic
Development and Planning Committee, which he also chaired.
Mr. Thurber opened Thurber’s Jewelers’ more than 30 years ago in downtown
Wadsworth. His interest in hand-wrought jewelry and gemology -- which ultimately led
to the Main Street business -- developed from a Jeweler’s Apprenticeship undertaken
while he was still in college. Mr. Thurber enrolled in the apprenticeship at the same
time he was completing his Bachelor’s Degree and Teaching Designation in Biology.
Among the many community boards on which he’s served, Mr. Thurber counts Main
Street Wadsworth at the top for its entrepreneurial-mindedness and the desire to stretch
every dollar. His involvement with the Main Street group spans nearly 20 years. A
member of the Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce for 33 years, Mr. Thurber also
served for a time as its president. He’s been a member of the Salvation Army and
Crossroad Community Church Board of Directors as well. Currently, he serves as a
deacon for the Crossroads Community Church
Mr. Thurber and his wife, Kim, have been married for 39 years. They are proud parents
to a daughter and a son, and have lived in Wadsworth for 33 years.