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.


Codified Ordinances of Gahanna - 161.18 CREDIT FOR TAX PAID TO ANOTHER MUNICIPALITY:  The City of Gahanna is seeking public input prior to proposed legislative action.

Public Hearings held in Council Chambers, City Hall - 200 S. Hamilton Road 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014  - 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 5:30 p.m.

Appropriations Public Hearings

Public Hearings held in Council Chambers, City Hall - 200 S. Hamilton Road 

Monday, November 17, 2014  - 7:00 p.m.

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.

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.  Lily Stone Bed & Breakfast - 106 S. High 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
Council to Budget One Time Funding to Keep Gahanna Pools Open for 2015

Council to Budget One Time Funding to Keep Gahanna Pools Open for 2015

Citizen input and the City’s strategic planning process played a key role in its decision to extend pool operations for one more year.

During the December 15 Council meeting, the City’s 2015 budget was unanimously passed by Gahanna City Council.  The 2015 budget will fund pool operations for Hunters Ridge Pool and Gahanna Swimming Pool through the City’s use of excess General Fund balance.  Excess General Fund balance is similar to a personal savings account and is not designated for specific use.  Similar to 2014, the Department of Parks & Recreation plans to contract concessions operations, water quality maintenance and lifeguards. The department will manage the front desk staff and seasonal opening and closing in 2015.

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Community Shares Ideas, Brainstorms for Parks and Recreation Opportunities

Community Shares Ideas, Brainstorms for Parks and Recreation Opportunities

A big "thank you" from the Department of Parks & Recreation and the Parks & Recreation Board to all community members who attended the community dialogue, "Planning our Future: Gahanna Pools, Parks and other Recreation Opportunities" on Wednesday, November 5. Over 100 people participated in six different round table discussions led by Parks Board members to provide input and brainstorm on a series of parks, recreation and pool related questions. Click here for a complete meeting summary. 

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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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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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Leaders Wading Through Options for Pools

Leaders Wading Through Options for Pools

Gahanna leaders are exploring ways to continue to offer safe pools and enjoyable for residents while planning for a sustainable financial future.

Parks and recreation director Tony Collins is expected to provide information to Gahanna City Council on Aug. 25 regarding the past, present and possible future operations of the pools.

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