City of Ravenna

“This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”

Ravenna SignThe City of Ravenna has a population of 1,360 residents according to the 2010 census, classified as a city of second class. Our mayor and council form of government is elected by popular vote at large. The City Council serve staggered four-year terms.

The City of Ravenna is continuing to look towards the future with our recent completion of the 2023 Comprehensive Plan and several projects underway. Whether its the nation’s first tied archway expansion bridge (complete in 2006) or City Hall’s exploration of projects to enhance the quality of life for residents, our local elected officials and employees are dedicated to serve the community they love.

City Hall houses the City Council Chambers, the offices of the Mayor and City Clerk, the Utility Billing Department, the Police Department, and a Maintenance Shop. The Police Department Office has recently been remodeled and updated with state of the art equipment to help serve and protect residents of Ravenna and the surrounding area.

On December 16, 2016 Ravenna became the tenth City in the state of Nebraska to become a Leadership Community. The Department of Economic Development has awarded the City this prestigious certification.

city clerk and director of economic development

From left: City Clerk/Treasurer, Kellie Crowell, Former Executive Director of Economic Development , Dana Dennison

community planning group

L. to R.: Dale Johnson, Treasurer, Ravenna Economic Development Board, Dana Dennison, Former Executive Director, Ravenna Economic Development Corporation, Ravenna Mayor Peg Dethlefs, Kellie Crowell, Ravenna City Clerk/Treasurer, and Brenda Jensen, AICD, Community Planner with Miller & Associates.

Press release for Leadership Community/PDF

ravenna sign

Take a look at our  new Gas, Food & Lodging signs as you enter Ravenna heading East on Hwy. 2. In the near future we are hoping to get an identical sign West on Hwy 2. Cost of the signs were provided through grant money from Buffalo County Lodging tax funds.

City Hall
416 Grand Ave.
Ravenna, NE 68869
(308) 452-3273

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Ravenna City Council

  • Ritch Havranek, Council President
  • Jim Sweeney, Councilman
  • Russ Crowell, Councilman
  • Fred Matejka, Councilman