Welcome to the City of St. Clairsville’s web site. Having been elected Mayor in November, 2019, my heart is full of gratitude to the voters of our small city!
I’m new to the political arena and proud to be the first female to serve as Mayor of the City of St. Clairsville. I hope to use my private sector background to help lead our community to an even brighter future! As a life-long resident of the Ohio Valley and resident of St. Clairsville by choice, I celebrate the City’s history, unique downtown, small businesses, neighborhoods, schools and engaged citizenry.
I believe St. Clairsville is well positioned to capitalize on the growth expected in the Ohio Valley in near future. I’ve already begun working closely with the Belmont County Commissioners and other community leaders to enhance collaboration and communication, a necessary first step. I welcome your views and positive feedback on our progress. By working together, we will tackle all our challenges from infrastructure to economic development.
There are many other wonderful attractions in our City which we would like to share with you. The web site contains information on the City’s unique National Road Bikeway, several public parks with premier facilities, annual events (which include Community Day and a summer concert series at the Central Park amphitheater), and our National Register district in the City’s historic downtown.
Our school spirit is contagious as evident in the community’s support of athletic events and other excellent school programming (both public and private) which set St. Clairsville apart. An interesting nod to our City’s vibrant history is the unique name of the public school system’s mascot, the Red Devil; this was a nickname for local coal miners who emerged from the mines at the end of the day covered in a red dust from the red clay present at a local mine.
On behalf of all the dedicated employees of our City, it is a pleasure to welcome you to our web site, www.stclairsville.com. Please call my office if I can be of any assistance. We look forward to meeting you in St. Clairsville, fondly referred to as “Paradise on the Hilltop.”
Kathryn Thalman, Mayor
City of St. Clairsville, Ohio