City Council


  • Held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.
  • Loveland City Hall
    City Council Chambers
    120 W Loveland Avenue
    Loveland, OH 45140

Agendas & Minutes

City Council Meeting Packets are available online prior to each Council Meeting. Information on action taken at Council Meetings can be obtained from the City Manager’s Office by calling or emailing the office the day following the meeting.

Council Members

Under the Home Rule Charter adopted in 1961, the City is administered by a council/manager form of government with seven council members elected at large on a non-partisan basis for four-year terms. Elections are held every two years and rotate between three and four seats. The mayor, who is selected by council from its ranks, presides at council meetings and is the City representative at functions.

Meet Your Loveland City Council 
Learn about each Councilmember's qualifications and read their biographies

  • Kathy Bailey, Mayor
  • Ted Phelps, Vice Mayor
  • Andy Bateman
  • Kent Blair
  • Neal Oury
  • John Hart
  • Kip Ping

City Council members are not full-time employees of the City, and many have full-time jobs in addition to their elected positions. City Council members do not hold routine office hours. For service needs, questions or concerns, please contact the City Manager's Office. 

Jurisdictional Boundaries

Loveland’s jurisdictional boundaries are in three counties: Hamilton, Clermont and Warren, covering 5.2 square miles.

Council Actions

There are several types of actions considered by City Council during the meetings:

  • Ordinances are formal enactments of laws, which include regulations, purchase or sale of property, appropriation of funds and other formal action required by law.
  • Resolutions are non-regulatory actions by Council which state the intentions of Council, which include authorization of contracts, adoption of policies or procedures, adoption of plans or programs, recognition of individuals or events, etc.
  • Motions are actions by Council that provide policy direction from City Council, which may include, directing the City Manager to provide a report on a particular subject, refer a matter to Council committees for action or follow up report, setting public hearings or special meeting dates, etc.
  • Proclamations are ceremonial acts, usually to proclaim an event recognized in the City of Loveland.