Mayor David DiVencenzo has faithfully served the community of Grafton for many years. Having spent most of his life here in the Greater Grafton area, resident DiVencenzo has been an advocate for community volunteerism with several local organizations, including administrative efforts developing programs for and the growth of the regionally renown Grafton Hot Stove program.
Mayor DiVencenzo has a lengthy professional background and considerable experience working in the discipline of corporate and agricultural finance and property asset management.
As Mayor he serves as the chief executive officer of the Municipality and Safety Director, supervises the administration of the affairs of the Municipality, exercise control of all departments and divisions except those reserved by this Charter to the Council or its officers and employees, is the chief conservator of the peace within the Municipality, and enforce all laws and ordinances.
David DiVencenzo was elected to office in 2011 where he first served as Ward 4 Councilman. In 2013, Councilman DiVencenzo was elected by his council peers to serve as Council President, a position he held until his election to the office of Mayor in November 2015. Reelected to his second term in November which runs through December 31, 2023.
Mayor DiVencenzo values honesty, integrity and community pride. His door is always open, and the Mayor encourages you to give him a call anytime. Thank you for your faith and love for our community.
Village of Grafton – Village Charter
Section 5. Duties and Powers of the Mayor
(a) Executive Powers. The Mayor shall be the chief executive officer of the Municipality. He or she shall:
(1) Supervise the administration of the affairs of the Municipality;
(2) Exercise control of all departments and divisions except those reserved by this Charter to the Council or its officers and employees;
(3) Be the chief conservator of the peace within the Municipality;
(4) Enforce all laws and ordinances;
(5) Recommend to the Council such measures as he or she may deem necessary or expedient;
(6) See that all terms and conditions imposed in favor of the Municipality or its inhabitants in any franchise or contract to which the Municipality is a party are faithfully kept and performed;
(7) Prepare and submit to the Council such reports as may be requested or required by it;
(8) Act as the official and ceremonial head of the Municipal government;
(9) Execute on behalf of the Municipality all contracts, conveyances, evidence of indebtedness and all other instruments to which the Municipality is a party;
(10) Except as otherwise provided in this Charter or the laws of the State of Ohio, have the power to appoint, promote, transfer, reduce or remove any officer or employee of the Municipality, subject to approval by Council. This power shall not apply to those officers or employees required by this Charter to be elected and those whose terms of office may be fixed by this Charter except as provided for in Article IV, Section 6.
(11) Perform such other duties as are consistent with his or her office and as are conferred or required by this Charter, or by any ordinance or resolution of the Council, or by the laws of the State of Ohio or of the United States of America.
(b) Legislative Powers. The Mayor shall be entitled to a seat in the Council and shall attend all meetings of Council. He or she shall have the right to introduce ordinances, resolutions and motions and shall have the right to participate in the discussion of all matters coming before Council. The Mayor shall preside at all Council meetings, but shall have no vote in Council. The Mayor shall have no veto power over any ordinance or resolution passed by Council.
(c) Judicial Powers. The Mayor shall have all the judicial powers granted generally by the laws of Ohio to Mayors of municipalities unless, until and to the extent that other lawful provisions shall be made for the exercise of all or any of such powers.
All revenue collected in the Mayor’s Court shall be deposited into the General Operating Fund of the Village. (Amended 11-7-78)