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Mayor Tim Theaker


As Mayor of Mansfield, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the City of Mansfield’s website. We hope you find our site to be user friendly, informative and helpful.

Mansfield is a city of 47,821 residents who are proud to call our community home. We are centrally located between Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Within a 30 minute radius, we have three lakes, two ski resorts, a major race track, author Louis Bromfield’s Malabar Farm, and the state’s longest and fastest zip line tour.

Mansfield has many cultural and recreational facilities to offer such as our Carrousel, the first wooden carved carrousel made in the United States since the 1930’s. The world renowned botanical gardens of Kingwood Center offer 47 acres of horticultural beauty. The Mansfield Art Center’s annual exhibition schedule includes a mix of curated, juried, invitational and traveling exhibitions. Our Renaissance Theatre provides world class entertainment such as Broadway shows, concerts and symphony performances, and is also home to the annual Miss Ohio Pageant. Our historic Ohio State Reformatory, where parts of the movie Shawshank Redemption and Air Force One were filmed, provides a venue for ghost hunts and ghost walks. Biblewalk, Ohio’s only life-sized wax museum, the Little Buckeye Children’s Museum, the Mansfield Fire Museum, the Mansfield Memorial Museum and the Mansfield Playhouse are just a few more of our attractions that draw many people to our great city.

The Ohio State University – Mansfield Campus, North Central State College, and Ashland University’s Dwight Schar College of Nursing offer excellent higher educational opportunities at a very affordable price.

Our mission statement, “We are a team dedicated to providing the highest quality of professional service to positively impact the citizens we proudly serve” is a statement all city employees strive to adhere to on a daily basis.

Thank you for visiting our website and please accept this cordial invitation to visit Mansfield in person. We are sure it will be a memorable experience as we have something to appeal to everyone.



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