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BG City Government

CITY 101 is a series of videos and other content that explores the many facets of local city government and how it works in Bowling Green.

Bowling Green features a diverse system of parks that provide space and activities to enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors.

Visit the BG File Parks & Rec Page

Sustainability technologies for new and existing homes

Ohio's emerging opportunities in green energy

State of the City
BG File provides you with video of the annual State of the City address. Select a year below to see more.

2009 Address
2008 Address
2007 Address

State of the County
BG File provides you with video of the annual State of the County address. Select a year below to see more.

2011 Address
2010 Address
2009 Address
2008 Address
2007 Address

Bowling Green's government is comprised of multiple departments that work together in providing a variety of services that operate and maintain the city, serving the needs of its citizens.

Bowling Green was founded in 1834 and listed as a village in 1855. In the 1870's it was selected as county seat for Wood county, and in 1901 Bowling Green became a city under Ohio law. In 1972 the city enacted a Charter form of government, providing local citizens with expanded rights to determine the laws and operation of the city.

Today the city government serves a population of 30,000 residents plus a regular residency of thousands of undergraduate and graduate students attending BGSU.

New to the City Government section are City News Release postings as they're issued, and a special section called CITY 101 that looks at the structure of Bowling Green city government and the work it does.

Visit the official city government website at:


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304 N Church St.
(419) 354-6208

Grants Administration
304 N Church St.
(419) 354-6203

Municipal Administration
304 N Church St.
(419) 354-6204

Parks and Recreation
Simpson Building
1291 Conneaut Aveune
Phone: (419) 354-6223
304 N Church Street

304 N Church St.
(419) 354-6218

Public Utilities
815 E Poe Rd.
(419) 354-6252

Public Works
815 E Poe Rd.
(419) 354-6227

Safety Building
175 W. Wooster St.

552 E Court St.
(419) 352-3106

City Council

The Bowling Green City Council is the legislative branch of the City's government. The Council meets regularly on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 8 pm in the Council Chamber in the City Administrative Services Building.

The City Council has seven members. Three members are elected on a City-wide basis (at-large) and serve four-year terms. The other four members represent each of the City's four wards and serve two-year terms.

304 North Church Street

Council Member directory:

Council ward map on BG File.

Bowling Green Municipal Court

711 S. Dunbridge Rd.
(419) 352-5263

Boards & Commissions

304 North Church Street