Portsmouth Ohio

Where Southern Hospitality Begins

City Council


Front Row L-R: Thomas Lowe, Gene Meadows, Jo Ann Aeh, Sean Dunne, Jerrold Albrecht

Back Row L-R: M. Trent Williams (City Auditor), John Haas (City Solicitor), Kevin E. Johnson (Acting Mayor), Sam Sutherland (City Manager), Diana Ratliff (City Clerk)


Diana Ratliff, City Clerk
[email protected]

728 Second St.
Portsmouth, OH  45662

Ph: (740) 354-4706

8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday - Friday

Except as otherwise provided in the City's Charter, all legislative powers of the City are vested in a Council consisting of one member nominated and elected to a four-year term from each of the six wards. 

Each member of Council elected or appointed from a ward must have resided in that ward no less than six months and must have been a resident of the City for at least three years immediately preceding his election.

  • 2nd Ward - Vacancy 

Agendas, Minutes, and Audio Files

Previous years will be made available soon or can be made available on request.