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Mayor David T. Handwerk
Orrville Municipal Building
207 North Main Street
Orrville, OH  44667

Main Phone: 330-684-5000
Office Phone: 330-684-5001
Office Fax:  330-684-5039

Email:  mayor@orrville.com
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Jeanne Gault

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A Message from the Office of Mayor Dave Handwerk:

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 world

  • SmithFoods Inc. 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 since 1957

  • 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.

  • Jarrett Logistics and PackShip USA.  Jarrett Logistics is a third party logistics company that specializes in transportation management.  PackShip USA is a high tech logistics company providing custom solutions in packaging, shipping, and final mile delivery.

  • 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 planning stages.

Orrville Redevelopment has recently upgraded the store fronts on the east side of Main Street and south side of East Market Street, and the buildings look great.  Downtown remains anchored by two fine furniture stores, Brown's Furniture and Runion's Furniture.  You can find that special gift for someone at The Bouquet Shop or just relax over lunch at Mrs. J's Restaurant.

Heartland Point 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.

Portico Plaza -- Orrville's newest commercial area is doing very well and is a great addition to our community.

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, are 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 duties.