City Council 

February 2024

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Council Chamber of City Hall
218 Cleveland Avenue SW
Canton, OH 44702
(330) 489-3223


Meetings start at 7:00 P.M.

  1. Public Speaks
  2. Special Meetings
  3. Agendas & Minutes

Citizens desiring to speak at the "Public Speaks" portion of the agenda, which is dedicated to allowing the public at large to speak on issues pertaining to city government, shall sign up with the Clerk of Council by 6:45 pm on the evening of any regular Council Meeting on a first-come, first-served basis.


Canton City Council Members Public Directory (PDF)

Group Photo

Canton City Council 2024
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Council Members

James Babcock

James BabcockAt Large/Asst. Majority Leader

James Babcock Biography & Contact Information

John Mariol II

John MariolWard 7/Majority Leader

John Mariol II Biography & Contact Information


About the Council

Canton City Council is the legislative body of City government, comprised of elected officials who assemble for the purpose of adopting measures of municipal law.

The City of Canton is divided into nine wards. Each ward elects one member to represent the ward, along with three Council members-At-Large. City Council therefore, consists of twelve members.

Special Interests

In addition to having the authority to enact legislation, ward council members represent the specific interests of the citizens in their respective wards. Council members-At-Large, represent the interests of all residents of the city without regard to ward location.

The Council President is elected city-wide and is the Presiding Officer at all regular and special meetings of Council, but has no authority to vote except in the case of a tie vote on any issue. In case of a tie, the President’s right to vote is optional and not mandatory.

Canton City Council Meeting LIVE Stream

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