Chase Ritenauer

Former Mayor | Lorain, OH

Chase Ritenauer became Mayor of Lorain, Ohio, in 2011 as one of the youngest mayors in the country.He served from 2012 to 2019. After taking office, he focused on increasing government efficiency through sound management and data-driven, evidence-based policy choices. Chase worked to identify his city’s service priorities and determine how best to deliver those services in conjunction with regional partners. He also sought to work with the local business community to revitalize Lorain’s waterfront as a key part of the city’s economic revival and pushed for the creation of a county land bank to fund neighborhood rehabilitation.

Before serving as Mayor, Chase was formerly employed as safety service director for the city of North Olmsted, Ohio.