City Council

Council members meet at 7:00 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month.  Meetings are held on the 3rd floor of the Municipal Building at 206 Claremont Avenue in Ashland.  In August, Council is in recess.  All regular session meetings are open to the public.  Work sessions and special sessions are scheduled as needed and are also open to the public.  Announcements of all Council sessions are made through the media. 

Ashland City Council is the legislative authority of the City of Ashland.  As such, Council, by majority vote, constitutes the ultimate local authority in Ashland.  The power to make local laws belongs only to City Council.

City Council approaches its work with a sincere desire to serve the public properly.  No Council meeting starts without the Pledge of Allegiance to remind us all of our civic duties.

The Charter for the City of Ashland requires that elections for City Council be non-partisan.

There are five City Council seats, one of which is at-large.  Every registered voter in the City of Ashland may participate in the vote for at-large candidates.

A candidate for a ward seat must reside in that ward, and only the residents from that ward may participate in the vote for that ward seat.

The City is divided into four Wards.

The Clerk of Council is appointed by Ashland City Council and serves the five-member City Council.  The Clerk of Council attends all meetings of City Council, prepares and posts Agendas, takes Minutes and prepares those Minutes of all meetings and is the record keeper of all City documents.  The Clerk of Council also handles permits.  Office hours of the Clerk of Council are 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, in the Municipal Building, office 310.


Matt Miller

At-Large (12/31/19)
208 Countryside Drive

Ashland, Ohio 44805

Email: miller.matt@ashland-ohio.com
Phone: 419-281-9468


 

Committees:

  • Parks & Recreation including Golf
  • Engineering
  • Street Maintenance
  • IT
  • Sanitation
  • Arborist

 

 

Duane R. Fishpaw


Duane R. Fishpaw

Ward 1 (12/31/19)
1322 Park Street
Ashland, Ohio 44805

Email: dvfishpaw@zoominternet.net 
Phone: 419-281-2162

Committees:

  • Engineering
  • Street Maintenance
  • IT
  • Sanitation 
  • Arborist
  • Water Treatment
  • Waste Water Treatment
  • Storm Water
  • Billing and Meter Reading
Robert M. Valentine Robert M. Valentine


Ward 2 (12/31/17)
1226 West Main Street
Ashland, Ohio 44805

Email: val7@zoominternet.net
Phone: 419-289-7623

 

Committees:

  • Parks and Recreation including Golf
  • Fire Division
  • Police Division
  • Human Resources

 

Ruth Detrow


Ruth G. Detrow

Ward 3 (12/31/17)
421 Center Street
Ashland, Ohio 44805

Email: brdetrow@zoominternet.net
Phone: 419-289-7504

 

Appointed President of Council January 5, 2016.

Committees:

  • Fire Division
  • Police Division
  • Human Resources
  • Audit
Sandra Hedlund Tunnell


Sandra Hedlund Tunnell

Ward 4 (12/31/17)
376 Sandusky Street

Email: tunnell.sandra@ashland-ohio.com
Phone: 419-651-9881

Committees:

  • Water Treatment
  • Waste Water Treatment
  • Storm Water
  • Billing/Meter Reading
  • Audit

 

 


Jody M. Toms


Clerk of Council

Email:
citycouncil@ashland-ohio.com
Phone: 419-289-5524

 

 

Ward Map 2016

Agenda

Minutes

Legislation

Ashland Codified Ordinances

2015 Sunshine Laws