City Council

Canal Winchester has a Strong Mayor-Council form of government with an elected mayor and seven elected council members. City Council is vested with all legislative powers of the City excepting those reserved to the people by the City Charter and the Constitution of the State of Ohio. City Council members are elected for staggered four year terms.  
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Jill Amos
Will Bennett
Bob Clark
Mike Coolman
Bruce Jarvis
Patrick Lynch
Mike Walker

Dr. John Bender Scholarship

Two $1000 scholarships will be awarded in honor of the late Dr. John Bender, former council member, educator, and coach.  Graduating seniors are encouraged to review eligibility requirements and submit applications online using the link below.

Applications are also available in the guidance offices at Canal Winchester High School and Bloom Carroll High School.  The deadline for applications and completed materials is April 2, 2018.  Recipients of the Dr. John Bender scholarship will be recognized at the April 16, 2018 city council meeting. 

Work Session

Council will meet in work session at 6:00 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of every month.  Council work session consists of all members of Council with the Vice- President serving as chair. The work sessions will be divided into two areas of focus.  One work session will focus on Finance/Economic Development and the second work session will focus on Service/Safety. While the work session includes specific areas of focus, other items may be brought before Council as needed. 

Rules Committee

Any resolution to amend the Rules of Council shall be referred to the Rules Committee where it shall be considered immediately, taking precedence over any other business before the committee, and the committee shall make a report on the resolution to amend at the next regular session of Council following its introduction. The Rules Committee shall meet at least once a year to review the standing rules of Council. The Rules Committees authority shall include, but not limited to, reviewing, investigating and recommending councilmatic action in areas involving eligibility for office and conflicts of interest. The Rules Committee shall also review, investigate and recommend councilmatic approval or disapproval of all candidates to fill vacancies for positions on City Council. 

Chairman & Members: Patrick Lynch (Chair), Jill Amos (Vice Chair), Mike Coolman

Other Assignments

CW Human Services - Patrick Lynch, Bruce Jarvis (Alternate)
Destination: Canal Winchester - Mike Walker, Jill Amos (Alternate)
CWICC - Bob Clark, Mike Coolman (Alternate)
CWJRD - Will Bennett, Jill Amos