THE CITY OF WADSWORTH
Mayor | Robin Laubaugh
Robin L. Laubaugh is serving her second four-year term as Mayor of Wadsworth. As Chief Executive Officer to the city government of Wadsworth, her most important duty is her appointment of the Director of Public Service, The Director of Human Resources and the Director of Public Safety. These appointments help the Mayor to effectively administer city services to Wadsworth's 25,000 residents and to supervise the city's 229 full-time, 17 part-time, and 95 seasonal employees, as well as its 47 Fire and EMS volunteers.
Additionally, the Mayor appoints many citizens to serve on the more than 20 volunteer commissions and boards which benefit the community as a whole. The Mayor regularly participates in City Council meetings, where she has the power to sign new legislation adopted by City Council or veto those ordinances that she opposes. Between city meetings, Mayor Laubaugh is busy attending various community events, meetings with officials from other municipalities, and other 'ceremonial' functions.
WADSWORTH CITY COUNCIL
The City Council of Wadsworth consists of eight Council members, including the Council President, four Ward Council members, and three At-Large members. Wadsworth City Council members are elected to their positions as part-time public servants. Each serves for two years, with the current terms beginning January 1, 2014, and continuing through December 31, 2015. Council members for the 2014 - 2015 term include a returning Council President, four Council members, with a new Council Ward 1 and two, new at-large new members elected in November 2013. Council Ward 2 was appointed in July 2014, following a resignation and vacancy.
The Council as a whole strives to promote the safety and economic well-being of the Wadsworth community. To this end, the Council interfaces both with the general public and the City Administration. They facilitate safety and economic development initiatives; track changes and improvements for city life and services; authorize budgetary matters, and pass legislation to accomplish the goals of the City.
The City Council meets twice a month for a legislative and reporting meeting on the first and third Tuesday of each month, at 7:30 p.m., in
City Council Chambers, 120 Maple Street. Please see the public meeting lists for occasional exceptions (two or three times) in the year.
Please visit the Council web page again for additions and updates on Council members, committee meetings and minutes, public hearings, and legislation that's been passed.