Mayor's Office Info

Ben Kessler, Mayor

email: bkessler@bexley.org

Debbie Maynard, Assistant to the Mayor
email: dmaynard@bexley.org

Contact & Location:
2242 East Main Street
Bexley, Ohio 43209

phone: (614) 559-4210 

Office of the Mayor

 Ben Kessler, Mayor of the City of Bexley

The Mayor serves as the chief executive officer, safety director, and director of development for the City of Bexley.  As well as overseeing day-to-day operations at the city and supervising city personnel, the Mayor is also tasked by the City's charter with creating and implementing the City's strategic plan.

Tuesday
Jan012019

Top 18 Moments in 2018

 

Each year, I take a moment to look back at the top events, initiatives, and trends that shaped Bexley.  2018 was a dynamic year for our community, as you can see in the top 18 of ‘18 list below. Thank you for helping make Bexley such an amazing community, and here’s to 2019!

Best wishes for the happiest of New Years,

Mayor Ben

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Tuesday
Jan012019

Mayor's Fourth Quarter, 2018 Newsletter

Thursday
Nov012018

Mayor's Third Quarter, 2018 Newsletter

Thursday
Mar292018

Mayor's Second Quarter, 2018 Newsletter

Thursday
Mar082018

Guest Column: The Case for Improving Conditions at Ferndale and Mayfield

In a corner of our Bexley community, tucked away behind (and only accessible from) Livingston Avenue, is a neighborhood of 19 duplexes and a 72-unit apartment development that front onto Ferndale and Mayfield Avenues.  These apartments were developed in the 1960s, on a piece of land that had, at least in part, been formerly used as a landfill.  

As time has passed, this neighborhood has struggled for a variety of reasons.  It is not connected to the classic street grid which contributes to Bexley’s walkable, community feel.  A multitude of absentee landlords have contributed to a chaotic rental environment, where little reinvestment into the structurally compromised properties that were settling along with the landfill meant tenants either gave up and moved on or put up with a substandard living environment.  And frankly, the City, not knowing how to best increase the quality of life of residents in the area, failed to invest in infrastructure or find solutions that would ensure a safe and enduring environment for our residents. 

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