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Parma City Council meets on the first and third Mondays of the month for committee meetings and regular council meetings. 

Council passes about 400 ordinances and resolutions per year, while helping their constituents with day-to-day problems. They are all part-time employees of the city.

Council President

Sean BrennanSean Patrick Brennan
Phone: 440-885-8091

Council President Sean Patrick Brennan has taught in the public schools for nearly 25 years, currently as an instructor of high school American Government and Law. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Dayton with a bachelor’s degree in international studies. He has also completed graduate-level coursework in history, political science, economics and pedagogy at several colleges and universities and has a master’s degree in secondary school administration from Cleveland State University.

Brennan’s scholarly activities involve projects on the subjects of the U.S. Constitution, religious freedom in America and various other American political and historical topics at George Washington’s Mount Vernon and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Virginia, the University of Oxford in England, George Washington University in Washington, D.C., the Bill of Rights Institute in Arlington, Va., and Ashland University.

He is active in civic, professional and charitable organizations, which include founder and board member of Parma Charitable Fund, founder and board member of City of Parma Andrew Boyko Memorial Scholarship Foundation, St. Charles Borromeo Parish lector and adult server, Friends of Parma Libraries life member, founder of the Parma Peanut Butter Drive benefitting All Faiths Pantry, founding and past adviser of the Parma Youth Commission, advisory board member of Big Creek Connects, member of West Creek Conservancy, Parma Historical Society, Community/Business/Schools Partnership, Proud of Parma, City Club of Cleveland, German Central Foundation, National Education Association, Ohio Education Association and Northeast Ohio Education Association. He is an honorary member of the Joseph J. Jacubic American Legion Post.

An avid runner, Brennan has completed more than 85 marathons and ultra-marathons, and ran the 2015 and 2018 Boston Marathons. He is a member of the Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Nike Chicago Marathon Pace Teams and has raised thousands for charity as a philanthropy runner. His love of running led to his creation of the Annual Parma Run-Walk for Pierogies, which has raised thousands of dollars for local charities.  His charitable work led to the creation of the script Parma sign which was subsequently donated to the City of Parma and adorns Anthony Zielinski Park.

Brennan was named “Citizen of the Year” by the Friends of the Parma Libraries, “Friend of PEA” by the Parma Education Association and “Conservationist of the Year” by the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District. He was serving his fourth term of office on Parma City Council, representing Ward 2, when he was appointed president of City Council on Jan. 8, 2011, succeeding his mentor Charles Germana. He has won five subsequent elections to this post.

He and his wife, Deena (Denk), are the proud parents of two children and attend St. Charles Borromeo Parish.

Clerk of Council

Kenneth A. RamserKenneth A. Ramser
Office: 440-885-8091

Clerk of Council Kenneth Ramser has lived in Ward 7 for more 30 years. He served as the Ward 7 councilman for 2.5 terms before being appointed as clerk of council by his peers on June 20, 2011. He began working as clerk of council on July 1, 2011.

Ramser is a retired member of the Teamsters Local Union #24.
He and his family attend Holy Family Church. Ramser and his wife, Linda, have five children (all graduates of Valley Forge High School) and five grandchildren. 

Ward 1

Vito Dipierro

Vito Dipierro
12307 Tucson Drive
Parma, Ohio  44130
Phone: 440-885-8091

Committees: Finance, Public Service, Planning, Governmental Operations, Public Housing (Chairman)

Councilman Vito Dipierro is honored to represent the residents of Ward 1. This is his first term as councilman. He was elected in November 2013.

He is a 1995 graduate of Normandy High School and attended 
Cuyahoga Community College’s Western Campus for real estate classes. He has been a fulltime licensed realtor since 2002 and is the owner of Dipierro Real Estate Services. He is a member of the Akron Cleveland Board of Realtors, Akron Cleveland Young Professional Network and Akron Cleveland Legislative Committee. Dipierro is also a member of St. Bridget Parish, Parma Area Chamber of Commerce, Parma Rotary and past member of the International Paper Workers Union Local #672.

He and his wife, Sherri, were married in February 2013. They are homeowners and are excited to start a family in Parma. 

Ward 2

Deborah LimeDeborah Lime
7618 Dorothy Ave.
Parma, Ohio  44129
Phone: 440-845-1714

Committees: Environmental Standards, Finance (Vice Chairwoman), Public Housing (Vice Chairwoman), Public Safety (Chairwoman)

Councilwoman Deborah Lime has been a resident of Ward 2 for more than 50 years. Lime was raised in the Ward 2 neighborhood, where she, her father and her family live today.

Lime attends St. Charles Borromeo Parish. She has been active in civic and social organizations for many years and has also been a soccer and T-ball coach.

This is Lime’s second time holding public office. She was Ward 2 councilwoman from Dec. 11, 1991 until Dec. 31, 2003. Lime was unanimously voted to fulfill the Ward 2 council position by the Ward 2 Precinct Committee until Dec. 31, 2011. She filled the vacancy on Jan. 22, 2011. 

Lime and her husband, Mark, have four children, Dawn, Aaron, Daniel and Brett. They are the proud grandparents of two grandchildren.

Ward 3

Mark CasselberryMark Casselberry
Majority Leader
4718 Woodrow Ave.
Parma, Ohio  44134
Phone: 440-842-6710

Committees: Finance, Public Housing, Public Safety, Planning, Governmental Operations (Vice Chairman), Public Service (Chairman)

Councilman Mark Casselberry is serving his third term on council after being elected in November 2011.

He is a 23-year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #38. He has been employed for the past 16 years at Clear Channel Outdoor in Parma and is the operations manager there.

An active parish member of St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Casselberry has served as a CYO basketball and volleyball coach, and has volunteered at the parish carnival. He is also a church usher at Sunday Mass.

In 2011, was presented with a citizens award from both the cities of Cleveland and Parma for assisting a motorcycle officer who was involved in a serious traffic accident.
Casselberry and his wife, Judy, have three children and one grandchild.

Ward 4

Kristin Saban 
2513 Brookview Blvd.
Parma, Ohio  44134
Phone: 216-398-1770

Committees: Finance, Public Housing, Public Service, Appointment Scanning, Environmental Standards (Vice Chairwoman), Governmental Operations (Chairwoman)

Councilwoman Kristin Saban is honored to represent the residents of Ward 4. This is her first term as councilwoman. She was elected in November 2015.

Saban was born and raised in Parma. She is a 1994 graduate of Parma Senior High School and attended Cuyahoga Community College’s Western Campus. She is an executive board member of the John Muir PTA, a member of the Parma Schools Foundation and lead for her Nextdoor Neighborhood Watch Group. In the past, she has been active in various Parma Recreation Department programs and was a varsity assistant girls basketball coach at her alma mater.

Saban and her husband, Bruce, who is a U.S. history teacher and head football coach at Parma Senior, have been married 19 years. They are raising their son, Logan, in the home where they have lived for the past 18 years. 

Ward 5

Allan DivisAllan Divis
7805 Fort Myers Court
Parma, Ohio  44134
Phone: 440-888-7213

Committees: Finance, Public Housing, Public Safety, Appointment Scanning (Vice Chairman), Planning (Chairman)

Councilman Allan Divis was elected to serve the residents of Ward 5 in November 2011. 

Divis is a Cleveland native who graduated from West Tech High School and then attended Cuyahoga Community College, earning an associate degree in business. 

Divis has been involved with coaching T-ball, softball and volleyball in Parma and in St. Anthony’s CYO programs. He has served St. Anthony Parish as a Eucharistic minister and still serves as a CYO site director for basketball and volleyball youth athletic programs. He also sits on fundraising boards for Padua High School and St. Anthony’s athletic programs.

He and his wife, Michele, were married in 1980. They have four children. 

Ward 6

Lawrence J. Napoli
4151 Hilltop Drive
Parma, Ohio  44134
Phone: 440-845-4547

Committees: Finance, Public Housing, Public Safety, Appointment Scanning, Public Service (Vice Chairman) Environmental Standards (Chairman)

Councilman Lawrence Napoli is serving his ninth term on Parma City Council in 2020. He has been a resident of Ward 6 for more than 30 years and has represented his ward since 2003.

A 1979 graduate of Valley Forge High School, he earned his bachelor’s in management from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 1984. He works for PPG Industries.

Napoli and his family are active members of St. Anthony’s Parish, where he also coached CYO football and basketball. He is active in several civic organizations throughout Parma and is a social member of American Legion Post 572.

He and his wife, Debbie, have two sons, Larry and Ryan. 

Ward 7

Brian Brochetti
8011 Sierra Oval
Parma, Ohio  44130
Phone: 440-345-5239

Committees: Public Housing, Public Service, Appointment Scanning, Governmental Operations, Public Safety (Vice Chairman), Finance (Chairman)

Councilman Brian Brochetti has represented the residents of Ward 7 since July 2011. Brochetti is a lifelong resident of Parma and a proud product of the Parma City School District, graduating from Parma Senior High School in 2003.
Brochetti earned his juris doctorate from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2010. He recently completed Cleveland State University’s Master of Urban Secondary Teaching program and received a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction.

Prior to his graduate work, Brochetti earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting/mass communication from Baldwin Wallace University.
Aside from his work for the city, Brochetti is a solo practitioner and an of-counsel attorney for the W.H. Hunt Legal Group. He also serves on the board for the Parma Senior High School Alumni Association and has coached wrestling for Parma Senior since 2006. Brochetti is  a former Cuyahoga County prosecutor, adult probation officer for the Parma Municipal Court and a law-clerk for the City of Parma.

He and his wife, Amber, who works as a physical therapist for the Veteran’s Administration specializing in spinal cord injuries, were married in 2008. The couple have two children. 

Ward 8     

Linda Kohar      
8219 Manorford Drive
Parma, Ohio  44129
Phone: 440-345-5180

Committees: Finance, Public Housing, Planning, Environmental Standards, Appointment Scanning (Chairwoman)

Linda Kohar considers it a privilege to begin her first term as councilwoman of Parma Ward 8. She has been interested in politics the last few years, actively supporting other candidates, and decided to run in 2019 and won the council race in Ward 8. She is hoping to be a positive force at the local level.

Campaigning for council gave her the opportunity to meet many fine residents, and she welcomes the opportunity to represent them and serve their needs.

Kohar graduated from Cuyahoga Community College with an associate degree in applied business. She also earned a bachelor of arts degree in business administration from Baldwin Wallace University, graduating cum laude while working full time at British Petroleum as a programmer/analyst and raising two daughters. Her later work experience included nine years as a security officer for the Transportation Security Administration at Cleveland Hopkins Airport.

An avid cyclist, Kohar enjoys riding two days a week with an informal bicycling group. She also participates in Cleveland’s “Slow Roll” and recently joined Bike Cleveland. She looks forward to working with council to make Parma a more bicycle friendly community. She also enjoys hiking with the Cleveland Hiking Club, as well as yoga classes at the local FitWorks.

Last year, she joined the new We Are Parma Proud nonprofit group, which organizes fun events that highlight the city’s attractions, restaurants, businesses and community spirit.

She loves spending time with her 3-year-old great granddaughter, Giavanna, and believes grandchildren are a special joy and blessing.

Kohar has lived in Parma for the last five years and loves the sense of community here. She is proud to call Parma home.

Ward 9

Roy Jech     
President Pro Tem
2325 Keystone Road
Parma, Ohio  44134
Phone: 216-272-6418

Committees: Finance, Public Housing, Environmental Standards, Governmental Operations,
Appointment Scanning

This is Councilman Roy Jech’s second stint on Parma City Council. A resident of Ward 9 for 40 years, he served the ward from 1996 to 2014. He was appointed January 2019 to complete the term of Ward 9 Councilman Jeffrey Crossman, who began his term at a state house representative in January 2019.

Jech is a retired Local #120 pipefitter, Valley Forge High School graduate, U.S. Army veteran and member of St. Columbkille, where he has coached baseball, softball and basketball, and served on the parish’s athletic board. He has also coached baseball and softball for the Parma Recreation Department and was involved with the YMCA’s Adventure Guides and Princesses. 

He worked on the West Creek Conservancy development and has served on the board of directors for the Keating Center. He was instrumental in the renaming of State Road Park to Veterans Memorial Park and was involved in the organizing, fundraising and volunteer coordination of the Veterans Memorial, of which he serves as chair.

He and his wife, Maureen, have been married for 40 years. They have three children.



City of Parma
6611 Ridge Road
Parma, Ohio 44129



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8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



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Phone: 440-885-8091
Fax: 440-885-8087

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Council Meeting Feb. 3