Mayor 2018-05-16T11:48:14+00:00

James Costello, Mayor

Mayor Costello was sworn in as Stow’s Mayor on May 10, 2018, and took office on May 14, 2018. Mayor Costello has served fifteen years on Stow City Council before becoming Mayor.

From Mayor Costello:

Dear Residents & Visitors:

Thank you for visiting the City of Stow website—I appreciate your interest in our community. Stow has a long tradition of being a welcoming and friendly community, with opportunities for families and individuals to participate in a variety of activities and community events. We are dedicated to making sure that every individual, including senior citizens, children and people with disabilities, is a vital member of our community and has opportunities for success. Our business community is diverse, vibrant and an essential part of what makes Stow an outstanding place to live and work. The City is proud of our business friendly atmosphere and works closely with the Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce and other business organizations to encourage new and existing businesses to thrive. The Stow-Munroe Falls school system has been designated an “excellent” district by the State of Ohio and is an integral part of our City. Stow has a history of supporting our schools and the collaboration between the City government and school district furthers our strong sense of community. Please browse our website or call City Hall to learn more about Stow and all that we have to offer. I am honored to be the Mayor of such an outstanding community.

James Costello,
Mayor of Stow


  • 30 years, retired Navy Reservist
  • 15 years, Stow City Council, Ward 2
  • 40 years, Certified Purchasing Manager – Rubber Plastic Additives industry


  • University of Akron, 1970 – Bachelor of Science, Industrial Management/Industrial Accounting


  • Married
  • Two Adult Children
  • Five Grandchildren
Phone: 330 689-2800
Fax: 330 689-2804