A Message from the Office of Mayor
Thank you for looking at the City of Orrville's web page. If you
already live in Orrville, congratulations, you have made a wise choice!
If you are looking for a place to live or locate your business or
industry, please take a good look at Orrville, Ohio.
At nearly 9,000 in population, Orrville offers
small town atmosphere with many large city benefits. We are
blessed with a great mixture of business and industry. A few of
our major industries include:
The J. M. Smucker Company
corporate offices and the largest jam and jelly processing
plant in the world
The Schantz Organ Company ...
the largest and most respected pipe organ company in the
J. L. G., known worldwide for
its production of material handlers, and now Orrville's
second largest employer.
Smith Dairy Products Company
with local and multi-state success in dairy products
Quality Castings Company,
founded in 1933, they remain one of Ohio's leading producers
of gray iron and ductile iron castings
The Will-Burt Company ... a
world leader in the production of telescoping masts
Moog Flo-Tork ...
manufacturer of hydraulic and pneumatic rack and pinion
rotary actuators, delivering world class engineering
solutions and support to industrial and military customers
Venture Products ... a
world leader in compact tractors and attachments.
Recently moved into a brand new production facility and
headquarters in our new business park.
And let's not forget
Orrville's own publicly-owned utilities.
These are just a few. There
are several other successful industries making their mark in
Orrville. And, with one industrial park nearly filled and
a second recently finished, we have many sites available for new
or expanding industries. A third industrial park is already in the
Our downtown continues to improve
with many remodeling and renovation projects currently under
way. Orrville Redevelopment has recently upgraded
the store fronts on the east side of Main Street and the
buildings look great. Downtown remains anchored by two
fine furniture stores, Brown's Furniture and
You can find that special gift for someone at Audrey's Attic or
just relax over lunch at Mrs. J's Restaurant.
has become a popular meeting place for catching up with friends
or having a business luncheon. There is a large meeting
room available on the lower level, as well as a meeting area in
the loft for smaller groups. Stop in for coffee or a meal.
A drive through window is also available for those who are
looking for coffee in a hurry.
Finally, our City park system
remains a strong part of our community.
Orr Park is a
beautiful park with a great swimming pool. The park is a
wonderful meeting place, especially the week of July 4th.
Our fine fire department puts on its annual fireworks display
then, which has become known as one of the best in the state.
It is my privilege and pleasure
to serve as your Mayor. Please stop in, my door will
always be open.
ORRVILLE -- Grow Here, Learn Here, Work Here, and Live Here!
Duties and Responsibilities of the Mayor
The Mayor is elected for four-year terms. Mayoral duties, as set
forth by Article III of the Charter,
to exercise supervision and control of all departments and divisions of
the city and to see that all laws, ordinances and resolutions are
faithfully obeyed and enforced. The Mayor is the recognized
official and ceremonial head of city government. The mayor is
required to attend Council meetings, but has no vote. He does,
however, have veto power over every ordinance and resolution passed by
City Council. The President of Council is designated by Charter to
be acting mayor during such a period when the Mayor is absent from the
City or otherwise not accessible or temporarily unable to perform the