New Bremen Mayor’s Welcome
As Mayor of this fine village, I would like to welcome you to our community.
While browsing through our site, I’m confident that you’ll be able to see for yourself why we’ve all come to call New Bremen home — and maybe, why you’ll want to call it home, too.
You’ll see glimpses of our beautifully restored downtown, get a taste of the commercial opportunities waiting for both employees and employers alike and start to recognize the hallmarks of our community — excellent schools, exciting career opportunities and a vibrant, welcoming environment.
We truly believe that we are “one of Ohio’s best kept secrets,” but it’s a secret we’re happy to share. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to learn more about the Village of New Bremen.
Your Elected Officials
Council President, Recreation Committee Chair
Council Member, Streets Committee Chair
|James (Jim) Kronenberger, Jr.|
Council Member, Safety Committee Chair
Council Member, Finance Committee Chair
Council Member, Utilities Committee Chair
Council Member, Police Committee Chair
|Christine (Chris) Dicke|
Economic Development Director
Chief of Police
Village Committee Members
|Committee||Members (committee chair in bold)|
Including wages & policies
|Jacob Larger, Jim Kronenberger, Don Kuck
Including fire, emergency squad & local school
|Jim Kronenberger, Don Kuck, Jacob Larger|
Including policies & equipment
|Brent Richter, Dennis Burnell, Bob Parker|
Including refuse & recycling
|Bob Parker, Brent Richter, Dennis Burnell|
Including storm sewers & sidewalks
|Dennis Burnell, Bob Parker, Brent Richter|
Including parks, pool, trees, summer sports, decorations & beautification
|Don Kuck, Jacob Larger, Jim Kronenberger|
Village Council Structure and Meetings
New Bremen is served by a village council consisting of six voting members who are elected at-large for staggered four year terms on a non-partisan basis.
The village council meets in chambers at the village office at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, except in December when the fourth Monday meeting is not held.
Regular committee meetings are held at 6 p.m., immediately preceding the full council meeting. In accordance with Ohio Sunshine Laws, all meetings are open to the public.
A Village Solicitor is contracted for a two-year basis and writes or reviews legislation, contracts and other matters requiring legal expertise or opinions.
Running for Village Council
In compliance with the Ohio Revised Code, 731.09, the Village of New Bremen is served by a non-partisan board of six council members. The terms last for four years. Council members hold the legislative power of the village, and act in the best interests of the village through ordinances and resolutions.
In order to run for village council, you must be a village resident for one year preceding the election. You must be at least 18 years old as of the date of the general election and must be a registered voter of the village.
You’ll need to file to run for office 90 days before the general election. You can file with the Auglaize County Board of Elections. When you file, 50 valid signatures and a filing fee are required. Contact the board of elections for more information on filing.
Running for Mayor
Per the ORC 733.24, The New Bremen Mayor serves for a four-year term, which begins on the first day of January following the election. The mayor presides over the village council but does not have a council vote except in the case of a tie.
In order to run for mayor, you’ll need to be a resident of the village for one year immediately preceding election. You must be at least 18 years old and a registered voter in New Bremen. You must file with the Auglaize County Board of Elections 90 days prior to the general election. When filing, you’ll need to have 50 valid signatures and pay a filing fee.