Welcome to the city of Bellefontaine Neighbors, a city known for its high standard of living and strict enforcement of our property maintenance code.
Amenities available to our residents include our beautiful Recreation Center with indoor and outdoor pools, racquet ball court, weight room, gym and meeting rooms. Outside, behind the recreation center, we have an 18-hole miniature golf course, a sand volleyball court, children’s playground, and a gazebo. We now offer free Wi-Fi throughout the center and many programs for both young and old are available throughout the year. I encourage all residents to obtain a membership card by applying at the center. Additional information is available in our brochures, or by calling
We also have 50+ acres of park land where you will find tennis courts, ball diamonds, a nature trail (Wilderness Park), (3) pavilions, (4) playgrounds, and (3) comfort stations, all available to the residents of Bellefontaine Neighbors.
The city of Bellefontaine Neighbors is a non-partisan form of government, a 4th class city that elects the Mayor and (2) Aldermen from each of its (4) Wards to 4-year terms. I encourage everyone to become a registered voter and to take an active role in our community.
My staff and I are available to assist you in your needs, so please feel free to call at anytime.
Mayor Robert J. Doerr
My wife, Mary Ann, and I were married in 1970, buying our first home in the City of Bellefontaine Neighbors in 1973. Mary Ann is a lifelong resident of Bellefontaine Neighbors. We have 2 grown children; Craig, who, also, owns a home here and our daughter, Elizabeth, who continues to live with us. My sister-in-law, Eileen Eder, lives with us also. I am a Viet Nam Veteran, having served more then 3 years in the army. I retired in 2011 as president of Doerr Plating Company; a family owned and operated electroplating company which was established in 1922.
Beginning in 1980, I served this City in many different capacities. My first appointment, by Mayor Berger, was to the "Youth Welfare Commission"; now called the "Youth Commission". I was elected to the Board of Aldermen in 1983, representing the 4th Ward. I served until 1995 when I decided not to seek re-election. I was appointed to the "Police Advisory Board" in which I served from 1995-1996. Mayor Rudloff appointed me to the position of Court Bailiff in 1995. In 1996, I was appointed to the "Planning & Zoning Commission" in which I served as Chairman from 2005 until my election as Mayor in 2011.
My years of experience have helped me serve the City of Bellefontaine Neighbors as Mayor. Every day I am able to meet the challenges this position brings.