Archbold, Ohio is that rarity among communities-a town where growth is based on an already thriving infrastructure.A town prepared to support further growth because it has mastered the process. A town of 4346 people which supports well over 4,000 jobs. A town which is prepared to help you succeed. In 1999, Archbold chose to become a “Community of Character.” The village, churches and businesses are working to prove that together we can promote positive character qualities in our youth and community.

In The Spotlight: Employment Opportunity


The Village of Archbold is accepting applications for the position of 2nd Shift Water Plant Operator.  The employee will work under the general direction of the Water Superintendent.   An employee in this class will assist with the operation of a Class IV Water Treatment Facility.

Minimum qualifications include; High School Diploma or GED and one or more years of related experience and/or training; or combination of education, experience and trainings which provide the required knowledge.  Must possess a valid Ohio Driver’s License.  Must possess a Class III Water Supply License from the Ohio EPA within five years of employment.

Experience in the operation of a water treatment plant or distribution system desirable, but not required.

Please provide a copy of your Resume, and an Archbold Application Form, to Donna Dettling on or before December 8, 2020.  Items may be scanned and emailed (pdf format only) to

2nd Shift Operator Job Description

Wage & Benefit Summary

Archbold Employment Application

Village of Archbold Cemetery Comprehensive Grounds Maintenance & Burial Services

Bids will be received by the Village of Archbold at the Office of the Administrator in the Municipal Building, 300 N. Defiance St.  PO Box 406, Archbold, OH  43502, until noon on Wednesday, November 11 for the Comprehensive Grounds Maintenance & Burial Services for the Archbold Cemetery.

Bids will be accepted in compliance with specifications on file at the Office of the Administrator.  Click here for Comprehensive Grounds Maintenance & Burial Specifications for Archbold Cemetery.  A copy of the bid specification may also be picked up at the Municipal Building in the Utility Office located at 300 N. Defiance St., Archbold, OH  43502.

The Village reserves the right to reject any and all bids.


Click HERE to be directed to the Archbold Lion’s Club Community Calendar.  It’s information from Archbold Area Organizations, churches, schools and groups!  It’s all the information you will need, easy to find, in one place!

Council Agenda

Click below to see the latest Village Council Agenda.

Village Council Agenda


Click here to learn about a new way to be informed of emergency and routine notifications in Archbold and Fulton County.


Archbold Residents Urged to help PLAN ARCHBOLD by completing a Community Preference Survey

Community officials have started the process to update the community’s comprehensive plan, and we need your help.  We are on the second phase of comprehensive planning project that involves building upon the results of community and student surveys that over 650 residents have completed already.  The six themes that emerged from the first community survey are:

  • Downtown Revitalization
  • Connectivity
  • Community Cohesion
  • Improved Residential Opportunities
  • Neighborhood Revitalization / Property Maintenance
  • Economic Resiliency

Another, more direct “community preferences survey” was developed to help the planning team and steering committee in framing strategies and tools for each of these areas. This preference survey can be completed by going here:

What is the purpose of a Comprehensive Plan & why is it important? 

The purpose of the comprehensive plan is to create a shared vision for the community to preserve and build on its heritage while giving direction for desirable growth and development.  The entire process will take roughly one year and be ready for adoption in February 2021 or thereabouts.

The Comprehensive Plan will provide the community officials, residents and decision makers with guidance in the following areas:

*Community Services & Facilities (schools, library, etc.)
*Economic Development and Downtown Revitalization
*Future Land Use and Zoning
*Infrastructure (water/sewer capacity, and other utilities)
*Parks, Recreation and Open Space
*Transportation and Connectivity (streets, parking, bicycle and pedestrian mobility)
*Plan Implementation (getting stuff done and holding people accountable)

There’s many ways to participate:

An interactive public process has been developed to help the community frame goals and strategies of the Comprehensive Plan.  Many community involvement exercises will be held throughout the process that will include steering committee meetings, round-table discussions, mapping and visioning exercises, surveys, and poll-based data collection.  While our steering committee meetings are occurring as planned, community forums will occur once social distance rules are relaxed.

For those residents that have not completed the initial community survey, there’s still time.  A link to this 17-question survey can be found here:

If you have any questions concerning the planning process or on ways you can participate, please contact Village Administrator Donna Dettling by email,, or by phone, (419) 445-4726.  Feel free to reach out to our Planning Team lead, Glenn Grisdale at, or by phone, (419) 353-7372.