Mayor's Office


Mayor David L. Scheffler is a 48-year Lancaster-area resident, having grown up in New Lexington. He is a US Army veteran and a 1973 graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in accounting and minoring in economics.  David was a partner with the international accounting firm, Plante Moran, before retiring in 2009.  After retirement, he pursued his passion of fine art photography.  He then served three years as Executive Director of Destination Downtown Lancaster from October 2014 to November 2017. 

The mayor’s civic interests include serving on a number of local, state, national and international organizations and boards, including:  Lancaster-Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce,  Fairfield County Airport Authority, Keller Market House, Destination Downtown Lancaster, Fairfield County Heritage Association, Ohio University-Lancaster Coordinating Council, Fairfield County Foundation, Rotary, Charleston (SC) Artist Guild, Ohio Small Business Council, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, 1995 White House Conference on Small Business, Independent Accountants International, Village Mountain Mission and others.

David and his wife, Kristi, reside in Downtown Lancaster. They have six children and 18 grandchildren. 


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    Shannon Seesholtz
    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. - 4:00 p.m.

  1. Mayor Responsibilities
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  • 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.