The Mayor is the Chief elected official of the City of London. Some of the Mayor’s many duties are to provide community safety. Such as cause local ordinances to be enforced, reduce public hazards and oversee the police and fire departments. Also oversee street construction and storm water system. In the financial interests of the city the Mayor makes recommendations to city council concerning the budget for the city but council makes the final decision. The Mayor recommends revenue sources and rate increases but City council has the final determination as to what is enacted. The Mayor also works on acquiring grants to help reduce the expenses to the city. Additional duties of the Mayor are appointing boards and commissions for the city and recommend staffing levels of employees to provide the services for the community. Approving legislation that council passes or disapproving legislation as the need arises is part of the job for the Mayor. The Mayor meet with County and State officials as needed and participates in joint venture with other government agencies. The Mayor also works to promote community and economic development in the community.
Mayor David Eades serves on the board of the Ohio Municipal League and was also recently elected to the position of First Vice President of the organization.
There are many more duties for the Mayor and one that cannot be left out is performing marriage ceremonies. This gives the public some idea of the many duties of the mayor and is not all encompassing. If any citizens has questions feel free to contact the Mayor’s office.
Another of the duties of the Mayor is to give the annual state of the City address. This should take place in council chambers at the regular council meeting on Jan 20, 2011.
David Eades - Mayor of London Ohio
Mayor David Eades
As Mayor of London, Ohio it is my pleasure to welcome you to our friendly and exceptional community. I spent 10 years on city council prior to becoming Mayor in 1992. I have enjoyed the years of public service, and helping the city grow and seeing improvements being made such as the Keny blvd extension accomplished by our local government.