The city seal, emphasizes Centerville's heritage. The center star represents Centerville, the center of activity and crossroads for other towns in earlier days. The four surrounding stars represent the communities of Dayton, Miamisburg, Ridgeville and Springboro. The colonial design holding the stars is a symbol of the historic buildings found here in the late 1700s. The words "Progress" and "Stability" show that while Centerville looks toward its future, it also appreciates its historic past and provides security and stability for its residents. The City adopted the seal in 1972.