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The City of Medina was organized, formed and incorporated under the laws of the State of Ohio and adopted at an election on May 6, 1952.

It has a "Council-Mayor" general law form of government where the Mayor and the members of the City Council, and the city's Finance Director are elected on a non-partisan basis by the citizenry. Council is comprised of seven (7) members, four members that represent a respective ward of the City, two at-large members and the Council President. The Council President is an elected position.

The Mayor's staff, which are appointed positions approved by the Council, is comprised of 10 departments; Building, Economic Development, Engineering, Fire, Law, Parks, Planning and Zoning, Police, Recreation Center, and Service. The are approximately  388 employees (including part-time and seasonal) that work for the City.

The offices of City Hall are located at 132 North Elmwood Avenue (1 block north and west of Medina's Historic Square). The following offices and their contacts are located in City Hall:

Office/Department                          Contact                 Phone
Mayor Dennis Hanwell                 Dawn Conwill       330-722-9020
City Council                                  Kathy Patton         330-722-9040
Building Department                      Tami Morris         330-722-9030 
Economic Development                Sandy Davis         330-722-0397
Engineering Department              Jodene Snyder      330-722-9034
Finance Department                     Keith Dirham         330-722-9051
Law Department                 Kim Walter/Judy Renz    330-722-9070
Planning and Zoning                      Sandy Davis         330-722-0397
Police Department                        Dispatch Center   330-725-7777  (Non-emergency)
Sanitation Department(Service)    Sharon Garrison    330-722-9026
Streets Department (Service)          Nino Piccoli         330-722-9082
Water Department (Service)           Carolyn Orban     330-722-9081

The office of the Fire Department for the City of Medina is located in Station # 1 at 300 West Reagan Parkway (behind the movie theaters).

The following is the contact list for the Fire Department:

Contact                              Title                     Phone
Robert Painter                 Fire Chief           330-725-1772
Zarin Caudill                        Clerk              330-725-1772
Mark Crumley      Fire Marshall/Inspector 330-723-5704  

The offices for the Parks and Recreation and the Medina Community Recreation Center are located in the Center at 855 Weymouth Road.

The following is a directory for key contacts for the Parks and Recreation Center:

Contact                              Title                       Phone
Jansen Wehrley          Parks Director           330-721-6950
Mike Wright               MCRC Director          330-721-6916