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Letter from Mayor and Council

Dear Prospective Homeowner,

On behalf of Village Council, we welcome your interest in The Village of Gates Mills and hope that you will decide to make the Village your home.  Gates Mills was founded more than 180 years ago with two clusters of mills along the Chagrin River.  Today the Village is a unique blend of Western Reserve architecture, civic engagement and environmental sustainability, while conveniently located close to Cleveland and its many cultural amenities.  This combination makes Gates Mills one of the most desirable communities in Northeast Ohio.

Our residents pride themselves on their strong sense of community.  Many residents take advantage of opportunities to become involved in Village life and make new friends.  The Pink Sheet, the Village’s own monthly newsletter, keeps residents well informed about our holiday events and the activities of our community organizations, clubs and committees.

Gates Mills is part of the award winning and nationally acclaimed Mayfield City School District, and tucked away on Colvin Road is our own neighborhood elementary school with 120 students in Kindergarten through 5th grade.  Private and parochial school options are close by, as well.

The Gates Mills Mayor and Council are dedicated to maintaining the Village’s unique character and improving the lives of our residents, as are the Police, Fire and Service Departments.  Please call upon any of us to personally share with you our perspectives about the benefits of Village life for you and your family.  You can reach us at Village Hall:  440.423.4405.

Karen Schneider, Mayor
Sandra Turner, President of Council Pro Tem

Members of Council

Jay “Chip” AuWerter
Larry Frankel
Nancy Sogg
Craig Steinbrink
Ed Welsh
Ann Whitney


Calendar Card

Gates Mills is a hidden gem, rich in history, located in eastern Cuyahoga County and we look forward to you becoming a member of our community.

The Positively Gates Mills Committee would like to welcome you and share some of the sites and activities that are available throughout the year...Read more

Village Cemeteries

Currently within the Village, are two historic cemeteries for village residents. The North Cemetery is located on Chagrin River Road near Sherman Road and dates from 1810 and...Read more

Snow Removal

The snow and ice removal service on Village roadways is dictated by weather conditions with the main roads given first priority for plowing and salting to insure emergency...Read more

Rubbish Collection

Currently Rumpke is the waste hauler for the removal of typical household waste and recyclables within the Village. A schedule of collection days is available at the Village...Read more