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CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

Please join the Olmsted Falls Park and Recreation Board for an annual tree lighting of the Village Green park. Join us for hot cocoa (sponsored by Angelina's Pizza), cookies, caroling and a visit from Santa.

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THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

The City Administration building will be closed on Thursday, November 25th and November 26th in observation of the holiday. 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING 
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GARBAGE PICKUP

In observation of the holiday garbage will be picked up on Friday, November 26th. 
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Mayor's Bio

PictureMeet Mayor James Patrick Graven

Mayor James Patrick Graven was elected to office on December 5, 2017 with over 60% of the vote. Jim grew up in North Olmsted and spent his high school summers working in Olmsted Falls as a trash collector to earn money for college. He graduated from St. Ignatius High School in 1980.

Jim attended Bowling Green State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1984. He served as a firefighter in the City of Toledo beginning in 1985, and also attended The University of Toledo School of Law, earning his Juris Doctorate in 1989. He was both a firefighter and attorney from 1990-2015. He has long been civic-minded, holding several positions on municipal and professional boards and commissions. Jim is an active member of Olmsted Kiwanis, Police and Fire Retirees of Ohio, West Shore Bar Association, West Side Irish-American Club, Knights of Columbus and Olmsted Falls Historical Society.

His law practice concentrated in the areas of securities arbitration and investment law. He is also a third-generation firefighter, who retired with the rank of Lieutenant in 2015. Both his father and grandfather were firefighters with the City of Cleveland.

Jim and his wife, Teresa, have grown twin daughters, Samantha and Jessica, son-in-law Pete, grand-daughter Adeline, and West Highland Terrier Charlie. Jim and Teresa are also members of St. Mary of the Falls Church in Olmsted Falls.