City Council

Gahanna’s Vision is…
…to be an innovative model community that values its rich heritage, pursues high standards, and promotes respect among its citizens.

Gahanna’s Mission is…
…to ensure an exceptional quality of life by providing comprehensive services, financial stability, and well-planned development which preserves the natural environment, in order that city government will continue to be responsive, accessible, and accountable to our diverse and growing community of citizens.  

PUBLIC HEARING - None at this time. 
Who are the Council Members?

Ward One, Stephen A. Renner 
Ward Two, Michael Schnetzer
Ward Three, Brian D. Larick (President)
Ward Four, Jamie Leeseberg

At Large, Karen J. Angelou
At Large, Ryan P. Jolley 
At Large, Tom Kneeland (Vice President)

Map of the Wards
Current Ward Map

Legislative Process & Codified Ordinances

All legislative powers of the City are vested in Council. City Council members exercise their duties by adopting legislation in the form of ordinances or resolutions. While legislation is pending before Council, a draft version is available for review by the public. To search for legislation or bill status please use the City Council’s Legislative Calendar

Codification services for ordinances that become law are provided by the Walter Drane Company. The Codified Ordinances of Gahanna are available on the City Council page by clicking on City Code or at, and are complete to July 31, 2013.
Department Staff
Kim McWilliams, CMC
Clerk of Council

Donna L. Jernigan, MMC
Sr. Deputy Clerk of Council
Sharon Montgomery
Records Administrator

Jayme Maxwell, CMC
Council Office Assistant
City Extends Local Income Tax Filing Deadline

City Extends Local Income Tax Filing Deadline

Due to the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) experiencing such high volume of calls and website traffic, the City of Gahanna has extended the deadline to file your local income taxes until Monday, April 21, 2014. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Forms are available at the City Hall, 200 South Hamilton Road and on our website. Office hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If you have additional questions, please contact our Finance Department at 614.342.4060.

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UPDATE -- Water Line Repair: N Hamilton Rd

UPDATE -- Water Line Repair: N Hamilton Rd

At approximately 4:00 pm on Tuesday April 15th, a water line break on the west side of N Hamilton Rd (between US-62 and Silver Ln) occurred.  Water division crews have been dispatched to assess the damage and repairs are underway.  Once service is restored, residents and/or businesses are advised to boil any water before consuming.  The boil advisory will be in effect for 48-hours.

UPDATE (April 15th, 9:00 pm):  As of 8:45 pm Tuesday April 15th repairs have been completed and water service has been restored.  A boil advisory will be in effect for 48-hours for the impacted area until 8:45 pm, Thursday April 17th.

UPDATE (April 17th, 12:30 pm):  MASI Environmental Laboratories has confirmed that water samples from the impacted area have tested negative for bacteria.  The boil advisory has been lifted.

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Mosquito Control

Mosquito Control

The City of Gahanna has contracted with Franklin County Public Health (FCPH) for mosquito control in 2014.  Call the FCPH Mosquito Bite Line at 614-525-BITE (2483) to submit a request for service or to report mosquito problems or concerns.  The Bite Line is a voicemail system so please leave a detailed message.  Click above to learn more about control techniques and tips to avoid mosquitoes.

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Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program Offered by Ohio EMA

Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program Offered by Ohio EMA

Homeowners interested in constructing a tornado shelter may be eligible to receive a rebate for purchase and installation of safe rooms through the Ohio Emergency Management's (EMA) Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program.

Residents selected for the program are eligible for a rebate up to 75 percent of the cost to install or construct a safe room – up to a maximum of $5,250. To apply for the Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program, homeowners have until 5 p.m. April 18, 2014 to register on the Ohio EMA website:

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  • Police Officer Applicant Packet

    If you are looking for information regarding our Police Officer hiring process, please check out our applicant packet:


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