Painesville City Council
City Council consists of seven members: four ward council members (one representing each ward of the city) and three at-large council members. Council elects a President of Council and Vice President of Council to serve as the head of the city government for ceremonial purposes.
Painesville City operates under a council-manager form of government, where the publicly elected City Council appoints a City Manager, a nonpolitical administrative position. Under the council-manager form, there is a clear distinction between the administrative role of the manager and the political, policy roles of the governing City Council. City Council adopts legislation, sets policy and gives direction of the City, while the City Manager carries out the policies and oversees the day-to-day operations and decision making in the city.
Clerk of Council
Any and all questions or concerns regarding City Council meetings, procedures or regarding the group as a whole, should be directed to the Clerk of Council.