Village Council Vacancies

Members of village council are elected to four-year terms. However, a situation may arise whereby a council seat is vacated during a term.

Ohio Revised Code section 731.43 prescribes the process by which a vacated council seat is filled to complete the remaining part of a four-year term. Village Council has 30 days to appoint a replacement. If Council does not appoint a replacement, then the Mayor shall appoint the replacement.

To be eligible for a council appointment, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a registered voter;
  • Presently live within the village;
  • Must have lived in the village for at least one year.

Those interested in being considered to fill a vacated council seat should refer to the following documents:
Village of Galena’s council appointment process
Village of Galena’s council appointment application

Applications should be submitted to the Council Clerk via any of the following methods:

  • Via US Mail to: PO Box 386, Galena, Ohio 43021
  • Via email to:
  • Drop it off at the village hall, 109 Harrison Street, during office hours.

Questions? Call the village hall at 740-965-2484.

Qualified applicants are considered for available positions without regard to race, religion, color, gender, national origin, age, disability or other legally protected status.

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