Our current City Attorney is Shane Ewald. He was elected in November, 2011 to begin serving a four-year term commencing on January 2, 2012. Mr. Ewald was re-elected to a second four-year term on November of 2015. The City Attorney is the legal adviser, attorney and counsel for the City of Gahanna.
The City Attorney shall provide advice and legal representation to the City and all elected and appointed officials and employees of the City in their official capacities.
The City Attorney shall prosecute or defend all suits for and in behalf of the City. The City Attorney shall be the prosecuting attorney for the City and serve as legal counsel for our various boards and commissions. The City Attorney may appoint such assistants as Council may authorize.
In addition to the duties imposed upon the City Attorney by the City Charter, Council may require additional duties through ordinance. The City Attorney shall also perform the duties which are imposed upon City Law Directors by the general laws of the State.