Administrator – The Village of Geneva-on-the-Lake operates under a “Mayor, Administrator, Council” form of government. The administration is headed by the Mayor who appoints the Administrator with the confirmation of Council. The administrator oversees all departments with the exception of Police and Fire Departments. This position is under the direction and supervision of the Mayor with respects to administrative matters.  The Council also has legislative control and direction over the administrator with regards to matters concerning Council. The Administrator performs the following duties:

  • Directs and supervises the administration of all departments, offices and agencies of the Village (i.e., day-to-day operational management and supervision of the Public Service, Parks [Golf Course] and other administrative departments);
  • Performs all personnel functions such as appointment, promotion, disciplinary action, and evaluation of all municipal employees except Police and Fire Department personnel;
  • Oversees the administration, enforcement and execution of the laws, the provisions of the Ordinances and  Resolutions of Council;
  • Advises Council as to the financial condition of the Village and assists in preparing the Annual Budget with the Mayor and Fiscal Officer;
  • Executes contracts and agreements on behalf of the Village;
  • Is the primary contact and leader in local economic development for the Village;
  • Prepares and submits grant and loan applications for Federal, State and Local agencies on behalf of the Village;
  • Hears complaints and suggestions from residents and works towards acceptable solutions.

Jeremy Shaffer is the Village of Geneva-on-the-Lake Administrator. He is also the Village Zoning Inspector. Jeremy was appointed to the position of Administrator in February 2019. He can be reached at 440-466-8197.

Fiscal Officer/Clerk of Council/Tax Administrator – The fiscal officer is the chief financial officer of the village and the clerk for the village council.  The fiscal officer performs all the day-to-day matters of accounting, budgeting,  and tax administration. The Village of Geneva-on-the-Lake derives revenues from income tax, property tax,  lodging tax,  licenses, fees and permits. The clerk attends all meetings of council, keep such records and perform all other duties prescribed by council and the laws of the State of Ohio.

Kimberly McKinley is the Fiscal Officer.  Her office hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.  and she can be reached at 440-466-8197.

The Village of Geneva-on-the-Lake has a 1.5% income tax that is levied on the gross pay of anyone working or residing in the Village at the age of 15 or older. General tax information and questions may be answered by the Fiscal Officer.  The Village of  Geneva-on-the-Lake contracts with Central Collection Agency (CCA) to administer income tax collection.  All residents must register with CCA.

205 West Saint Clair Avenue,
Cleveland, Ohio 44113-1503
(800) 223-6317
(216) 664-2070

Administrative Assistant/Clerk of Mayor’s Court- The Administrative Assistant provides assistance to the Village Mayor, Administration, and Department Heads as needed, as well as various other duties.  The Administrative Assistant’s responsibilities include creating Village forms, public notices, press notices, and various other correspondence, processing Business License Applications, Transient Vendor Permits,  Special Event Permits, and Residential Rental Inspection Applications, collecting and processing incoming monies for local Bedtax, Security,  and other miscellaneous payments. The Administrative Assistant is also responsible for creating and maintaining a garbage billing database, as well as providing direct sanitation billing for the Village’s seasonal and year-round residents. The position of Administrative Assistant is under the direction and supervision of the Mayor.

Our Administrative Assistant is Alicia Boothe. Her office hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. and she can be reached at 440-466-8197.
Alicia is also our Clerk of Mayor’s Court. Please see the Mayor’s Court page for additional information.