Mayor’s Office

Mayor Jeff Tilton

Jeff L. Tilton, Mayor of the City of Zanesville, is a lifetime resident of Zanesville, Ohio. He is a graduate of Zanesville High School, Class of 1972. Prior to being elected Mayor in November, 2011, Jeff was a 39 year employee of Burnham Foundry. He served three plus terms as Zanesville Councilman at Large and was Chairman of several committees. Mayor Tilton is very active in the community. He is a member of the Genesis Advisory Board, Advisory Board at The Oaks at Bethesda and Northpointe and the Salvation Army Advisory Board. Also a member of Gage and Gavel Lodge No.448, Amrou Grotto M.O.V.P.E.R.. He was a past founding member of the Community Civic Organization and he served two terms as President and had been a member of the Zanesville Sertoma Club for 20 years. Jeff is an active volunteer with Miracle on Main Street, Souper Bowl Sunday and the Y-Bridge Arts Festival. He was Co-Chair of the Sertoma Club Pancake Day for five years and volunteered at the Gus Macker. Mayor Tilton is married to the former Becky Imlay Peterson. Together they are parents of four children; Shane (Brandy) Tilton, Nicholas Tilton Deceased), Bill Peterson II and Beth Ann Peterson (Joey) Eskridge. Their grandchildren are Clayton Peterson and Rokie, Hattie and Elijah Eskridge.


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Major Responsibilities
Set and follow the City’s annual budget; keep the laws; work together with all personalities; present the City’s best image; calm all fears and concerns.



Jeff Tilton, Mayor

401 Market Street
City Hall – First Floor – Room 105
Zanesville, OH 43701

Phone: 740-617-4908
Business Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (closed holidays)
Email: Online Form

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