Welcome to the City of Gahanna
The City of Gahanna is a strong Mayor-Council form of government. The Mayor is popularly elected by the citizens of Gahanna and serves a four-year term. As the Chief Executive Officer of the City the Mayor is responsible for the management of the City and for ensuring that all laws and ordinances are enforced. As part of the duties of Mayor appoints directors to each of the City’s departments, which are then responsible to administer the day-to-day operations for the City.
Mayor Laurie Jadwin was sworn into office on January 2, 2020. She and her family are long-time Gahanna residents, making Gahanna their home in May 1992, only two weeks before their first child was born. They raised two daughters in the Gahanna community (both graduating from GLHS). Through the years, she watched Gahanna grow from a small town to a community with many wonderful residents and businesses.
For 30 years, she has volunteered in the Gahanna community while running her own law practice or as Executive Director of Visit Gahanna. She has interacted regularly with representatives from cities and businesses all around the Columbus Region.
Her experience, both in working with local businesses in Gahanna and in engaging with other communities, has helped her to understand the importance of smart economic development – that is, economic development that makes sense for the residents of Gahanna and for the business community. As Mayor, her vision for Gahanna is for all residents and businesses to view Gahanna as a community where they have a home, not just a city in which they live or do business.