Mayor's Office

Mayor Ron Van Kirk 

Ron earned a degree in Accounting in 2001 and a Master of Business Administration degree in 2019.  He was sworn in as Mayor on December 30, 2022 and was elected to a full term in November 2023.  Previously, he served on City Council from 2012 - 2022. Ron was Council President Pro-Tem from 2015-2016 and served as Council President from 2016 - 2022.  He served as the Chair of the Finance Committee and as the council representative on the Planning Commission and School Board.   

Prior to being elected Mayor, Ron served as the the Business Manager at Cleveland Baptist Church and Heritage Christian School where he also taught finance, Government, Economics and algebra.  He has been married to his wife Christina since 2003 and they have two sons, Tanner and Judah.