Welcome to the City of Ravenna. We are very proud of our City and we invite you to explore our web site and discover a small sampling of what Ravenna has to offer.

The County seat of Portage County, Ravenna is very much "Main Street, USA". Founded in 1799 and developed throughout the 1800s, Ravenna is a wonderful blend of 1800s architecture, century homes, and modern housing and industry. Our downtown area is full of nostalgia, reminiscent of a time when Main Street was a place where people would congregate, converse, and do business.

Whether you're looking to relocate your family, or you're looking for a new location for your business, Ravenna is definitely worth considering. Please visit us and learn what our residents already know... Ravenna is a great place to live, work and play.

Employment Opportunities

We're Hiring !

The City of Ravenna currently has several job opportunities posted on our Employment Page.  Some of the latest postings include ...

  • Parks Recreation Center Front Desk Operator
  • Parks Summer Camp Site Counselor

For details please visit the Employment Page of our web site.  And be sure to check back as we post new opportunities on the site as they become available.


Annual Community Clean-Up

This year's annual community clean-up will be held on:

  • Ward 1:  Saturday May 13, 2017 (North of Main / West of Chestnut)
  • Ward 2:  Saturday May 20, 2017 (North of Main / East of Chestnut)
  • Ward 3:  Saturday June 10, 2017 (South of Main / West of Chestnut)
  • Ward 4:  Saturday June 17, 2017 (South of Main / East of Chestnut)

    There will also be a one-day Scrap Tire Pickup on Saturday, June 10th from 8am to Noon at the City Street Garage located at 701 Oakwood Street.
    Limit six (6) tires per household.  City Residents Only.  Proof of residency will be required.

    We will also be holding a Paper Shredding Event on Saturday June 10, 2017 from 8am to Noon at the City Street Garage located at 701 Oakwood Street.  This free service is the perfect opportunity to get rid of old bills, documents or files that need destroyed.  All shredded paper will be recycled.  Open to City Residents Only. 

    Please put items at the curb NO EARLIER than four (4) days prior to your scheduled pick up day.  If you do not have your items on the curb by the time and day the pickup occurs you must remove your items from the tree lawn or you will be subject to fines.  The trash hauler will NOT return to your ward after the designated pick up date.

    For more information please click HERE to download our Community Clean-Up Informational Flyer.

    For additional questions contact the Service Director's Office at 330.296.6326.

    Portage Prepares
    Be Prepared for weather related emergencies and disaster.  Click on the logo above to visit the Portage County Emergency Preparedness Page to get tips on how to keep you, your family and your pets safe.
      Pay your Water Bill on-line

    Property Maintenance Complaints

    Public Notices.
    News & Announcements

    Board of Zoning Appeals
    Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    The Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Monday, April 24th at 7:00 p.m. in Ravenna City Hall Council Chambers, 210 Park Way 

    Design Review Commission
    Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017

    The Design Review Commission will meet on Thursday, April 13th at 10:00 a.m. in Ravenna City Hall Conference Room, 210 Park Way