Mayor's Office

Brian S. Kuhn began his first term as Mayor of the City of Lancaster on January 1, 2016.  He is an Ohio University graduate with a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Business Administration.  

Mayor Kuhn held a City Council position in 2010 and served as Fairfield County Treasurer from 2011 to 2013 followed by holding the position of the City's Service Safety Director in 2014-2015 prior to becoming Mayor.  

He has also been actively involved in many organizations and committees including: Knights of Columbus, Kiwanis Club of Lancaster, Fairfield County Republican Party Central & Executive Committees; Ohio University Accounting Technology Committee, Lancaster 4th of July Committee and Friends of Fairfield DD. 

Brian and his family reside in Lancaster and attend St. Bernadette's Church. 


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Contact Us

  1. Brian S. Kuhn

    Jennifer McMahon
    Executive Assistant

    104 E. Main St.
    Room 101
    Lancaster, Ohio 43130

    Phone: 740-687-6600
    Fax: 740-687-6698

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  1. Mayor Responsibilities
  2. Past Mayor



  • The mayor shall perform all the duties prescribed by the bylaws and ordinances of the municipal corporation.  He/she shall see that all ordinances, bylaws, and resolutions of the legislative authority are faithfully obeyed and enforced.  He/she shall sign all commissions, licenses, and permits granted by such legislative authority or authorized by Title VII of the Revised Code, and such other instruments as by laws or ordinances require his/her certificate.
  • The Mayor maintains safe streets by appointing and supervising the city's Service-Safety Director, who works closely with the Police and Fire Chiefs along with City Department Superintendents.
  • The Mayor works along with City Council members providing information they request in order to help make good decisions for the residents of Lancaster.
  • They Mayor delivers a "State of the City" address once a year to inform residents, businesses and elected officials of the city's progress and its future outlook.
  • The Mayor is an elected official that serves a 4 year term beginning on the first day of January after his/her election.