Recent News


The next meeting of the Gallipolis City Commission will be a Special Meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Please note this will be a "Virtual" meeting in accordance with the Emergency Ohio Sub House Bill 197. This meeting will not be an in-person meeting. 

As a result of the COVID-19 Emergency and in accordance with the recent law changes to open meetings, the next Commission Meeting will be conducted as a "Virtual" Meeting. A link and instructions for accessing this meeting will be made available prior to the meeting on this website.


Due to COVID-19 the City Building remains closed until further notice. Please conduct any and all business through the drive-thru or the night drop box. You may also call 740-446-1789 should you have any questions or to schedule an appointment.


We are transitioning to a different Electric Aggregation
Program. Please see below for further information:

Gallipolis is in the process of transitioning its electric aggregation program to become part of a council of governments that will leverage their combined purchasing power.  SOPEC is currently composed of 18 other communities across Southeast Ohio including Rio Grande, Racine, Athens, Logan and Belpre.  The new aggregation program will take effect in January pending final authorization by the city commission.  In the meantime residents will default back to what is known as the standard service offer with AEP Ohio.  No action is needed by residents already in the aggregation program- they will be automatically be enrolled in January, but can opt-out at any time with no penalty.  Going to the standard service offer is saving residents money from last year's rate, and rates will drop again in January once the new aggregation program is activated.  The gap in programing is due to filings required at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.  We apologize for the temporary inconvenience, but are happy with the result since residents will be saving money and paying an even lower rate than the current standard service offer in January.  Residents will receive a letter from AEP Energy who serves SOPEC communities with more specifics closer later this year.  Once Gallipolis affirms its decision to join SOPEC, it will be part of a group of communities representing 80,000 Ohioans and the buying power that goes with it.  Residents can learn more about SOPEC here: www.SOPEC-OH.gov


Welcome to the City of Gallipolis, Ohio, Web Site

Gallipolis (pronounced Gal ′ – a – po – lees ′ ) is a beautiful, small city located on the Ohio River in southeastern Ohio.  The name derives from the Latin – “Galli” for Gaul or France and the Greek “polis” for city. It is familiarly known as “The City of the Gauls” and The Old French Settlement.” Settled in 1790 by men and women from France – the group popularly known as the French 500 – it has a rich historical background, much of which has been preserved in the Our House Museum. — Gallia County Historical Society


The City of Gallipolis is located on the Ohio River in Gallia County. Gallipolis lies 40 miles up river from Huntington, West Virginia, 58 miles northwest of Charleston, West Virginia, 50 miles west of Marietta, 109 miles southeast of Columbus, and 156 miles east of Cincinnati.
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