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Jim Lenner

Village of Johnstown
Village Manager
Since 2010, Jim has been the Village Manager for the Village of Johnstown overseeing all economic development activities. Prior to his position in Johnstown, he worked for the Licking County Planning Commission for five years.

 Jim currently is the board chair for the Licking County Transportation Improvement District and Licking County Area Transportation Study, board member on the Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority and GROW Licking County CIC. He is also member of Downtown Johnstown, Inc and former board member of the Licking Memorial Hospital Development Committee, Explore Licking County and Licking County United Way. He is an adjunct professor of political science at Muskingum University.

Most notably, Mr. Lenner created Ohio’s first local medical marijuana program leading to two new start ups creating 35 new jobs in the community and millions in private investment.

He earned his M.A. in Public Administration from Park University and B.A. in Political Science & Public Affairs from Muskingum University. He also has his certification in Geographic Information Systems from Penn State University. 

Jim lives in New Concord with his wife and two children.