Mayor of Ravenna
The Mayor is elected by the voters to a four year term. The Mayor is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of Ravenna City Government. The Mayor is tasked with policy decisions and is responsible for the overall direction of the City. The Mayor also serves as Safety Director for the City with the responsibility of overseeing the Police and Fire Departments, as well as the Information Technology Department.
As mandated by the City Charter, the Mayor appoints a Service and Utilities Director who is responsible for overseeing the Engineering, Building, Street, Water and Waste Water Departments. The Mayor works in close coordination with the Service Director, the Finance Director, and the Law Director to insure the City operates in an efficient and fiscally responsible manner.
Mayor Frank Seman began his term on January 1, 2016. Prior to being elected Mayor he served as Ward Two Councilman for 14 years and sat on the Board of Zoning Appeals for twenty-five years.
Mayor Seman brings a unique perspective to the office having served as an educator and administrator in the Ravenna City School System for 31 years. Following his retirement Mayor Seman served as an Administrative Specialist in the AT&T Classroom project at Kent State University. Mayor Seman also served as a board member on the Ravenna Area Chamber of Commerce.
A life long resident of Ravenna, Mayor Seman is focused on improving the community and enhancing the quality of life of its citizens. He embraces a team approach and believes that by working together Ravenna can become a thriving, safe and fiscally stable community once again.