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Mayor Lee Gray

Lee Gray was elected Mayor in the November 2011 election. Mayor Gray previously served as Mayor from 1992 to 1999 and as a City Council member in 1987.  He served as Chairperson of Rules and Service Committees in addition to serving as judge of Mayor's Court and an ex officio member of all Council committees.  Mayor Gray is a successful, independent business owner who has also served time on the Pickerington Local Schools Board of Education.  He and his wife Jane have three children: Logan, Mallory and Molly.

The Municipal Charter, first enacted in 1980, set up a Mayor-Council-Manager form of government. The Charter was amended by voters in 1990 to give the Mayor direct supervisory powers regarding the City Manager.

The Mayor is:

  • Elected by popular vote
  • Presiding officer of Council
  • An ex officio member of all Council Committees
  • Able to veto Council-passed legislation
  • Available by email at

Other duties include:

  • Ceremonial functions including weddings, ribbon cuttings, parades, recognitions, proclamations, and oaths of office  Information about these functions can be obtained by emailing Ms. Sawyer at
  • Supervising the City Manager
  • Appointing the Clerk of Courts