City Council


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)


What ward am I in?

Type your address in the "Find address or place" box below and hit enter.  The map will zoom into your address where the ward label will inform you which boundary you fall within. 

Gahanna's Vision Is... be an innovative model community that values its rich heritage, pursues high standards, and promotes respect among its citizens.

Gahanna's Mission Is... 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.

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.

PUBLIC HEARING - None at this time.

Coffee with Council -- Public Outreach Meetings:

 Date  Time Place
Nov. 13, 2014 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.   Panera - 91 N. Hamilton Rd.
Nov. 22, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  Creekside Cafe - 53 Granville St.
Dec. 6, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.   Tim Horton's -365 Agler Rd. & Styler Rd.
Dec. 17, 2014 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  Donatos Pizza - 1391 E. Johnstown Rd.

Coffee with Council Response Action Outcomes

Previous Meeting Notes

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014


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
Water System Leak Detection Project

Water System Leak Detection Project

The Department of Public Service is currently undertaking a water system leak detection project in order to optimize the peak performance of the City’s water distribution system.  ME Simpson, a professional leak detection company, has been contracted to perform the work with assistance from City Water Division personnel.  Click the link above for more details.

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AEP and City Working Together to Reduce Power Outages in Gahanna

AEP and City Working Together to Reduce Power Outages in Gahanna

Trees that grow near power lines can be dangerous and cause power outages. Although outages occur for a variety of reasons, one of the most common causes of power outages is tree limbs falling onto power lines. To prevent dangerous situations, the City of Gahanna works with AEP to regularly trim and remove trees on a rotating schedule, in addition to clearing branches from power lines. AEP contracts with Asplundh Tree Expert Company Inc, a licensed international tree -care company.

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Beggar's Night/Trick-or-Treat - Thursday, October 30, 2014

Beggar's Night/Trick-or-Treat - Thursday, October 30, 2014

The City of Gahanna participates as partner with the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commision in determining one agreed to Beggar’s Night for our Central Ohio communities. The coalition of government entities has decided that Beggars Night will be scheduled on the 31st of October when it falls on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. In the event the 31st falls on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, Beggars Night will be scheduled for the Thursday before.

Therefore, Beggar's Night 2014 will take place Thursday, October 30 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Lane Closure: Taylor Rd (between Helmbright Dr and Rice Ave)

Lane Closure: Taylor Rd (between Helmbright Dr and Rice Ave)

The Service Department has approved lane closures for Taylor Rd (between Helmbright Dr and Rice Ave).  Two-way traffic will be maintained while the City’s contractor constructs a new 16" waterline along sections of Taylor Rd and Science Blvd.  The improvement requires a long construction process.  Weather permitting, work will begin on September 15th and could continue through November 24th.  The lane closures will be continuous for the duration of the project.

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City Releases Comprehensive Overview of Gahanna Aquatics

City Releases Comprehensive Overview of Gahanna Aquatics

The Parks & Recreation Department has released a comprehensive overview of aquatics in Gahanna. The document includes a history of aquatics in Gahanna, a current financial overview and future operational forecasts.  Click here to view the complete document.

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