The City of Norwood is a statutory form of government, as described in Ohio Revised Code Title 7. General statutory law is the form of government of municipalities if the electorate has not adopted, by vote, one of the other forms. In addition to a council, a mayor, President of Council, and 3 principal administrators (auditor, treasurer, and law director) are chosen by the electorate. The daily operations of the city are administered by the mayor. Learn about Norwood's city leadership.
The City of Norwood has a Safety Service Director who reports to and is appointed by the mayor. The Mayor, Auditor, Treasurer and Law Director are elected to 4-year terms. The City Council is elected to 2-year terms. The President of City Council, 3 at-large representatives, and ward representatives 1 through 4 comprise the City Council.