Mayor's Office

Mayor Richard StageIn November 2023, Richard L. “Ike” Stage was elected to the position of Mayor for a fifth consecutive term. Stage also served as Mayor from April 1988 through December 1995 and served as the appointed City Administrator of Grove City from January 2000 through November 2003. Stage was elected to City Council in 2005 as the Councilman-at-large and served a two-year term ending Jan. 1, 2008.

  • The Mayor attends all Council meetings with the right to participate in debate, but not to vote. He also appoints the members of boards and commissions.
  • As chief executive, the Mayor appoints (or delegates to the City Administrator) all City associates, subject to the provisions of the Charter and the State Civil Service Law.
  • The Mayor submits the City’s tax budget estimates and spending appropriation to Council annually.
  • View Article III of the City Charter, The Mayor.

Welcome to Grove City, the southern gateway to central Ohio and Ohio Magazine's Best Hometown for the central region from 2013 to 2014, 2016 to 2017 and 2023 to 2024.

As one of central Ohio's largest and fastest-growing communities, we remain dedicated to providing an incomparable quality of life wrapped in small-town charm. Upon entering our historic Town Center you begin to experience the small-town appeal. Our history stays linked to the past much like "The Old Hotel," built just two years after our community was founded in 1852, remains today now bearing the "Plank's on Broadway" moniker.

Grove City's vibrant growth is home to 1,200 businesses providing more than 33,000 employment opportunities. Many of these local, national, and international companies are leaders in logistics, research and development, medical, clean manufacturing, and business support services.

Our quality of life focus is supported by the Parks and Recreation Department providing hundreds of classes and programs along with a 30-park system. Including the 620 acre Scioto Grove Metro Park, total parkland spans more than 1100 acres.

If you're seeking a place to visit, live, or relocate your business, plan to stop and experience why we are Ohio' Magazine's only Ohio city to become a three-time Best Hometown Award recipient.

Welcome to our community.

Richard L. "Ike" Stage, Mayor

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