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.
Meetings are open to the public and are broadcast live on the Mentor Channel, Spectrum 1024, U-Verse 99, and on our App available for ROKU, Apple, and Android.
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.
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.
- January 2 (Wednesday)
- January 15
- February 5
- February 19
- March 5
- March 19 – CANCELLED
- April 2
- April 16
- May 7
- May 21 – CANCELLED
- May 29 – SPECIAL MEETING
- June 4
- June 18
- July 2
- August 20 – 5:30 PM
- September 3
- September 17
- October 1
- October 15
- November 6 (Wednesday)
- November 19
- December 3
- January 7, 2020
Charter Review Committee
January 17, January 31, February 7, February 21 & March 14, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 16 & June 6 (tentative). Meetings start at 7 PM at the Mentor Municipal Center in the 2nd Floor Conference Room
- Charter Review Committee Agenda – May 28, 2019
- Charter Review Committee Agenda – May 2, 2019
- Charter Review Committee Agenda – April 4, 2019
A Sub-Committee of the Charter Review Committee has been formed and will meet April 8, 2019 at 6 PM. The meeting is open to the public.
The Council Economic Development Committee will meet at 4:30 PM on Monday, October 28, 2019.
Current City Council Members
Joseph P. Szeman
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.