City of ChardonTHE COMMUNITY:Located in Northeast Ohio, the City of Chardon is the county seat of Geauga County. Sitting approximately 35 miles east of downtown Cleveland, Chardon is widely recognized as the center of Ohio’s maple syrup industry as well as the center of the state’s snowbelt. Home to the Geauga County Maple Festival, the City annually celebrates the rich history of this locally produced product. Averaging over 105 inches of snow per year, residents take pride in the notoriety the community receives from the heavy snowfall and the ability to fully function in adverse weather conditions.
Centered at the crossroads of St. Rte. 44 and U.S. Rte. 6, Chardon is among the early communities in the Western Reserve. As is typical in county seats developed in a rural area, the City Square features the County courthouse, numerous local businesses and a variety of eateries. Immediately adjacent are residential neighborhoods highlighted by well-kept century homes.
Chardon covers just under 4.5 square miles and has a population of approximately 5,300. With an expected build-out of nearly 9,400, a great deal of residential and commerical development is expected in the coming years.
In summary, Chardon is seen as a typical, small, mid-west town promoting the best such a community can provide. Offering a safe environment, excellent schools and superior city services, in 2004 Chardon was rated Cleveland’s second best suburb by Cleveland Magazine.
THE ORGANIZATION:The City of Chardon is a home rule municipality formed under the laws of the State of Ohio. The City operates under the Council-Manager form of government in which the City Manager serves as the Chief Executive Officer. The City provides various services including police protection, parks and recreation, planning and zoning, street maintenance and other common governmental services. In addition, the City owns and operates a water treatment and distribution system, and a wastewater treatment and collection system. Fire protection and emergency medical response services are provided for on a contractual basis with a private entity. However, these emergency services are housed in an attachment to the former Village Hall. Finally, as the county seat, a municipal court is located in the Municipal Center.Visit Our Website