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Westerville Council Adopts Non-Discrimination Ordinance

Westerville City Council adopted legislation last November to provide equality protections for all people living in, visiting or conducting business in Westerville. On Nov. 19, Council approved two ordinances: one to prevent unlawful discrimination within the city; the other to prevent ethnic intimidation. 

City leadership hosted several public meetings and work sessions to craft the legislation, which went into effect on Friday, December 20. (30 days after passage).  

Westerville will work with the City of Columbus Community Relations Commission to investigate, mediate and/or resolve complaints.

For more information, or to read the Ordinances in full, please click the links below.

Unlawful Discrimination

Ethnic Intimidation

City of Westerville Complaint Form

Online City of Westerville Complaint Form 

Westerville City Council 2020-01073140

(Back Row, from left: Alex Heckman; Valerie Cumming, Vice Mayor; Diane Conley; Kenneth L. Wright. Front row, from left: Craig Treneff, Vice Chair; Kathy Cocuzzi, Mayor; Mike Heyeck, Chair.)

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  The Westerville Charter was adopted on May 5, 1964.  It provides for a review every ten years commencing in January 1970.  The review is conducted by a Charter Review Commission of five qualified electors of the City holding no other office, appointment or employment with the City.  The Commission is obligated within six months after appointment to recommend alternations, revisions, and/or amendments, if any as in its judgment are advisable.  City Council has the discretion to submit any or all of the proposed changes to the electors for approval at the November 2020 General Election.  Current City Charter CLICK HERE

2020 Charter Review Commission Members

Lavonne Bailey                                              Larry Jenkins

Dennis Blair                                                   Megan Reamsnyder

John Bokros

Charter Review Commission Agendas and Minutes


The seven members of Westerville City Council represent the residents of the City and are the only elected officials, according to the City Charter. 

As Westerville's legislative body, City Council sets policy, establishes goals and approves and oversees the City's annual budget.

The City Manager manages the day-to-day Westerville operations and reports to City Council. Westerville's phenomenal residential and corporate growth has been comfortably balanced within this form of government.

Boards and Commissions, made up of resident volunteers, ensure that all Westerville activities are grounded in our historic legacies and the quality of life business and residential partners seek when moving to Westerville. 

To view Council agendas, Minutes and Meeting Videos, click HERE.

Westerville City Council Structure 2020-2022

  • Council Chairperson: Mike Heyeck

  • Council Vice-Chairperson: Craig Treneff

  • Mayor: Kathy Cocuzzi

  • Vice Mayor: Valerie Cumming

Westerville Elected Officials Since 1858

City Council Meeting Schedule

Westerville City Charter/Council By-laws

Ordinance and Resolution Listings

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