Nelsonville City Council regular meeting Mon, 1/23/23, 7PM at City Hall, the public is invited and encouraged to attend

The Nelsonville City Council will hold a regular Council meeting on Monday, January 23, 2023, at 7:00PM in Council Chambers at City Hall.

Citizens comments and business and organizational comments may be made in person or Emailed to nelsonvillecity@gmail.com by 1PM, Monday, January 23, 2023. The meeting may be streamed on the City of Nelsonville YouTube channel at https://tinyurl.com/bhv6bp4u. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Nelsonville City Council Special Meeting, Wed, 1/18/2023 Recording at https://youtu.be/iUIXCe0eDuw

The Nelsonville City Council held a special meeting on Wednesday, January 18, 2022, at 7:00 PM, at City Hall. The purpose of the meeting was,

To discuss and vote on the appointment of an acting City Manager and Police Chief

To discuss and vote on the possible hiring of a police department clerk.

The meeting was streamed on the City of Nelsonville YouTube channel at, https://tinyurl.com/bhv6bp4u.

Nelsonville Dog Park Board meeting Thu, 1/19/23, 6PM, at City Hall, the public is invited and encouraged to attend

The Nelsonville Dog Park Board will hold a meeting on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at 6:00PM, at City Hall. The meeting is being held to discuss,

  • Grants and fundraising
  • Local partnerships
  • Dog park design
  • Dog park rules

Citizens comments may be made in person or Emailed to nelsonvillecity@gmail.com by 1PM, Thursday, January 19, 2023. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Nelsonville Myers St closed Farrow St to Monroe St Mon thru Fri, until further notice starting Wed, 1/18/23, please avoid this area

The City of Nelsonville announces that Myers Street will be closed from Farrow Street to Monroe Street Mondays through Fridays, starting Wednesday, January 18, 2023, until further notice. The roadway will be open to traffic on the weekends. The roadway is being closed for a sewer line replacement project. Please keep clear of this area and use an alternate route.

Nelsonville City Council special meeting Wed, 1/8/23, at 7:00PM, at City Hall

The Nelsonville City Council will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at 7:00 PM, at City Hall. The purpose of the meeting is,

  • To discuss and vote on the appointment of an acting City Manager and Police Chief
  • To discuss and vote on the possible hiring of a police department clerk.

Citizens comments may be made in person or Emailed to nelsonvillecity@gmail.com by 1PM, Wednesday, January 18, 2023. The meeting may be streamed on the City of Nelsonville YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/bhv6bp4u. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Nelsonville Police and Fire Committee meeting Wed, 1/18/23, at 6:30PM at City Hall

The City of Nelsonville Police and Fire Committee will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at 6:30 PM at City Hall. The meeting is being held to interview police department clerk candidates.

Citizens comments may be made in person or Emailed to nelsonvillecity@gmail.com by 1PM, Wednesday, January 18, 2023. The meeting may be streamed on the City of Nelsonville YouTube channel https://tinyurl.com/bhv6bp4u. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

The City of Nelsonville is seeking people interested in filling the open position of City Manager

The City of Nelsonville is seeking people interested in filling the open position of City Manager. Nelsonville is a community in rural Athens County, Ohio with a population of 5,100, and is seeking people interested in filling the open position of City Manager.  The City Manager is the chief executive and administrative officer of the city and is responsible to the City Council for the administration of all City affairs placed in his charge.

Preferred Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration with a master’s degree preferred; and 5 years of progressively responsible public management experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Because a high level of personal integrity and professional ethics is essential, a comprehensive background investigation will be conducted. 

Compensation:  Salary for the position is $52,000.00 / $75,000.00.  In addition, Nelsonville offers an excellent fringe benefit package.

Application Procedure:  All interested candidates should apply by submitting a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, references, and salary history can be mailed to or dropped off at the Nelsonville City Auditors Office, 211 Lake Hope Drive, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, and must be submitted by February 2, 2023. 

* For those candidates who apply with educational degrees beyond the minimum requirements, please note that the City of Nelsonville only recognizes degrees granted from a university or college if the degree granting institution is accredited.  The organization that granted the accreditation must have been officially approved as an accrediting agency by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The City of Nelsonville is seeking people interested in filling the open position of Chief of Police

The City of Nelsonville is seeking people interested in filling the open position of Chief of Police. The Chief of Police is appointed by the City Manager with the approval of the council, and reports to the City Manager. The Nelsonville Police Department places strong emphasis upon providing quality services through a community policing philosophy.


Minimum Qualifications: To be considered, candidates must have a minimum of 5 consecutive full-time years of service in law enforcement with a minimum of two years in an administrative position in a comparable or larger police department preferred. Candidates also must hold a State of Ohio Peace Officer Training Certificate. Because a high level of personal integrity and professional ethics is essential, a comprehensive background investigation will be conducted. The successful candidate must pass pre-employment testing which may include both written and psychological testing.


Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with post high school education*, upper level management and leadership training, attendees of F.B.I. National Academy, Southern Police Institute, Certified Law Enforcement Executive (CLEE), Police Executive Leadership College (PELC) or Northwestern Staff and Command will receive additional consideration. Candidates with experience in management models such as Community Oriented Policing are highly preferred.


Compensation: Salary for the position is $52,000.00 / $75,000.00. In addition, Nelsonville offers an excellent fringe benefit package.


Application Procedure: Interested parties may download an application packet at https://tinyurl.com/w9bjwjtr. Letters of interest, resumes and application packet can be mailed to or dropped off at the Nelsonville City Auditors Office, 211 Lake Hope Drive, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, and must be submitted by February 2, 2023.


Written examination dates will be announced at a later date.

For those candidates who apply with educational degrees beyond the minimum requirements, please note that the City of Nelsonville only recognizes degrees granted from a university or college if the degree granting institution is accredited. The organization that granted the accreditation must have been officially approved as an accrediting agency by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Nelsonville City Council accepting letters of interest for open City Council positions

The City of Nelsonville is seeking people interested in filling two (2) open positions of City Council member as soon as possible. To be considered for the City Council, the applicants must be a qualified elector who has been continuously a resident and a qualified elector of the City of one (1) year next prior to their election, and who is not the occupant of an incompatible office, shall be eligible to serve as a member of City Council. Each member of Council shall continue to be a resident and qualified elector of the City throughout their term of office, failing which Council shall remove them from office.

To apply for the position of City Council member please submit letters of interest to tdunfee@cityofnelsonville.com or councilclerk@cityofnelsonville.com as soon as possible.