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 Sherry Crow 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 Barb Gaiser 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