City of Ravenna

City Government


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

Ravenna Sign editThe 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 from their respective wards. They 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.

Special Opportunity from the City of Ravenna on Housing

Ravenna Offers Free Lot to Home Builders

 The Ravenna Community Redevelopment (CRA) is offering a free lot to those individuals who build or place a completed house on the vacant property at 601 Alba Avenue; Legal Description: Lot 13, Block 4, in the Original Town of Ravenna, Buffalo County, Nebraska.  Because application is on a first-serve basis and in order to be considered eligible and determined ready to build, the following must be provided with the completed application:


1) Blue prints for single family housing

2) Signed Purchase Agreement with all accompanying documents

3) Statement from the lender that they are approved to build at this location


Purchaser agrees to begin construction of the house once plans and specifications have been approved within 120 days of the date of agreement and to have construction of the house completed within 12 months.  The property must be used as the primary residence for the owner. For more information, please contact Kellie at Ravenna City Hall 308-452-3273.


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.


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


L. to R.: Dale Johnson, Treasurer, Ravenna Economic Development Board, Dana Dennison, 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- press release


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

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

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