The City of Mentor has been operating under its own Charter since January 1962 when voters adopted the Council-Manager form of government. Under this system, a seven-member council is elected by the voters on a non-partisan basis. Three members serve At-Large, while the remaining four are elected to represent each of the four Wards.

Every two years, Council chooses one of its own members to serve as President of Council.

Council is responsible for hiring a City Manager to oversee and direct all municipal operations.

Council meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM in Council Chambers located on the third floor of the Mentor Municipal Center, 8500 Civic Center Boulevard. Meetings are open to the public

Per City Charter, organizational meetings, which are held every two years, begin at 7:30 p.m.

2018 Meeting Schedule

  • January 9 @ 7:30 PM
  • February 6
  • February 20
  • March 6
  • March 20
  • April 3
  • April 17
  • May 1
  • May 15
  • June 5
  • June 19
  • July 3
  • Summer Break
  • August 21
  • September 4
  • September 18
  • October 2
  • October 16
  • November 7 (Wednesday)
  • November 20
  • December 4
  • January 2, 2019 (Wednesday)
  • No Committee Meetings Scheduled


Meetings are open to the public and are broadcast live on the Mentor Channel, Time Warner Channels 12 & 96.12 as well as AT&T U-Verse Channel 99.

Meetings are rebroadcast numerous times throughout the following week.

Meetings are also archived so that you can view them at your convenience. Access our Video on Demand feature.

Current City Council Members

janet dowling

Janet A. Dowling

President of Council
Term ends 1/1/18
(440) 257-4464 Home
(440) 669-5811 Cell

john krueger

John A. Krueger

Vice President of Council
Ward 4
Term ends 12/31/19
(440) 487-9009

sean blake

Sean P. Blake

Ward 1
Term ends 12/31/19
(440) 231-1646

matt donovan

Matthew E. Donovan

Ward 2
Term ends 12/31/19
(440) 855-5581

bruce landeg

Bruce R. Landeg

Ward 3
Term ends 12/31/19
(440) 290-6261

ray kirchner

Ray Kirchner

Term ends 1/3/18
(440) 255-4805

scott marn

Scott J. Marn

Term ends 1/2/18
(440) 299-7572

Additional Information

Richard A. Hennig
The Law Director is appointed by City Council and is an attorney-at-law, admitted to the practice of law in the State of Ohio. The Law Director is the advisor to, and the attorney and counsel for, the City of Mentor and its officers and divisions. The Director and his staff are responsible for representing the city and for prosecutions for offenses against the ordinances of Mentor and the relevant laws of the State of Ohio. Contact the Law Director at
Julie Schiavoni
Council appoints the Clerk of Council, who is responsible for attending all meetings of Council, and for keeping its records and performing all duties as prescribed by Council. Call (440) 974-5700 or