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Parma City Council meets on the first and third Mondays of the month for Regular Council Meetings. Committee Meetings are held on the first and second Mondays of the month.

Council passes approximately 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 Brennan
Contact Information
Office: (440) 885-8091

Council President Sean Brennan has taught in the public schools for over 20 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, concentrating in Soviet and Russian Studies and political science.  He has also completed extensive 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 conferred by Cleveland State University. 

Council President Brennan’s recent 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, Virginia, and Ashland University.  He is a fierce believer in religious liberty and many of the other ideals of the American Founders, especially those of the Father of our Country, George Washington.

A recipient of numerous honors and grants for teaching and scholarship, he and his wife, Deena (Denk), are the proud parents of two and attend St. Charles Borromeo Parish. Council President Brennan is active in a myriad of civic, professional and charitable organizations, including founder and board member of the non-profit Parma Charitable Fund, founder and board member of the 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 benefiting All Faiths Pantry, founding and past advisor of the Parma Youth Commission, Advisory Board member of Big Creek Connects (formerly Friends of Big Creek), member of the West Creek Conservancy, the Parma Historical Society, Community/Business/Schools (C/B/S) Partnership, Proud of Parma Inc., the City Club of Cleveland, German Central Foundation (Parma), the National Education Association (NEA), the Ohio Education Association (OEA), and the Northeast Ohio Education Association (NEOEA).  In addition, he is an honorary member the Joseph J. Jacubic American Legion Post.  He also contributes a monthly column to the Parma Observer about poignant community issues.

An avid runner, Brennan has completed over 65 marathons and ultramarathons and qualified for and ran the 2015 Boston Marathon.  He currently is a member of the Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Nike Chicago Marathon Pace Teams, among others, and has raised thousands of dollars 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.  He is a relentless advocate of healthy living.

Council President Brennan has been 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 January 8, 2011, succeeding his mentor Charles M. Germana.  He has won four subsequent elections to this post.

Clerk Of Council

Kenneth A. RamserKenneth A. Ramser
Contact Information
Office: (440) 885-8091

Clerk of Council Ramser and his wife, Linda, have been homeowners in Ward 7 for over 30 years. Ken and his family attend Holy Family Church. They have five children who are all graduates of Valley Forge High School and, in addition, have five grandchildren.

Ken is a retired member of Teamsters Local Union #24 and served as the Ward 7 Council representative for 2 1/2 terms. He was appointed as Clerk of Council by his peers on June 20, 2011 and officially took the position on July 1, 2011.

Ward 1

Vito Dipierro

Vito Dipierro
12307 Tucson Dr. (44130)
Contact Information
(216) 215-8877

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

Councilman Dipierro is honored to have been elected to represent the residents of Ward One. This is his first term as Councilman; he was elected in Nov. 2013.

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

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


Ward 2

Deborah LimeDeborah Lime
President Pro Tem
7618 Dorothy Avenue (44129)
Contact Information
Home: (440) 845-1714

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

Councilwoman Deborah Lime has been a resident of Ward 2 for over 50 years. She was raised here and she and her husband, Mark, have raised their children, Dawn, Aaron, Daniel, and Brett in the Ward.

Lime's father still resides in Ward 2. She is the proud grandmother of two. Councilwoman Lime attends St. Charles Borromeo Church. She has been active in civic and social organizations for many years. She has also been a soccer and t-ball coach.

This is Councilwoman Lime's second time holding public office. She was Ward 2 Councilwoman from December 11, 1991 until December 31, 2003. Councilwoman Lime was unanimously voted to fulfill the Ward 2 Council position by the Ward 2 Precinct Committee people until December 31, 2011. She filled the vacancy on January 22, 2011.

Ward 3

Mark CasselberryMark Casselberry
Majority Leader
Contact Information
Home: (440) 842-6710

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

Councilman Casselberry is serving his third term on council after being elected in November of 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 currently the Operations Manager there.

Councilman Casselberry and his wife, Judy, have three children, are grandparents to one, and are active in the St. Charles Borromeo Parish. Councilman Casselberry has served as a CYO basketball coach, volleyball coach, and has volunteered at the Parish Carnival. He is also a Church Usher at Sunday Mass. In 2011, Mark 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.

Ward 4

Kristin Saban 
2513 Brookview Blvd. (44134)
Contact Information
Home: (216) 398-1770

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

Councilwoman Saban is honored to have been elected to represent the residents of Ward Four. This is her first term as Councilwoman; she was elected in November of 2015.

Councilwoman Saban was born and raised in Parma. She is a 1994 graduate of Parma Senior High and attended Cuyahoga Community College in Parma. She is an Executive Board Member of the John Muir PTA, a member of the Parma Schools Foundation, and is currently the Lead for her Nextdoor Neighborhood Watch Group. In the past, she has been active in various Parma Recreation programs and was a Varsity Assistant Girls Basketball Coach at her Alma Mater.

Councilwoman Saban and her husband Bruce ( a US History teacher and head football coach at Parma Senior High) have been married 19 years. They are raising their son Logan in the house that they have called home for the last 18 years.

Ward 5

Allan DivisAllan Divis
7805 Fort Myers Ct. (44134)
Contact Information
Home: (440) 888-7213

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

Councilman Divis is a Cleveland native who graduated from West Tech High School and then attended Cuyahoga Community College, earning an associate’s degree in business. He and his wife Michele were married in 1980 and have four children.

Councilman 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 as a Eucharistic minister and still serves as a CYO site director for basketball and volleyball youth athletic programs. He also serves on fund-raising boards for Padua High School and St. Anthony's school athletic programs.

He was elected to serve the residents of Ward 5 in Nov. 2011. 

Ward 6

Lawrence J. Napoli
4151 Hilltop Dr. (44134)
Contact Information
Home: (440) 845-4547

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

Councilman Napoli is serving his seventh term of office on Parma City Council.  He has been a resident of Ward 6 for 30 years and has represented Ward 6 since 2003.

A 1979 graduate of Valley Forge High School, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Management from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 1984. Employed by PPG Industries, he and his wife Debbie have two sons, Larry and Ryan.

Councilman Napoli and his family are active members of St. Anthony’s parish.  He has also coached CYO football and basketball there.  He is active in several civic organizations throughout Parma and is a social member with the American Legion Post 572.  

Ward 7

Brian Brochetti
8011 Sierra Oval (44130)
Contact Information
Home: (440) 345-5239

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

Councilman 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.

 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.
Councilman 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 of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction.  Prior to his graduate work, Brochetti earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting/Mass Communication from Baldwin-Wallace University.
Aside from his work for the City, Councilman 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 High School since 2006.  Brochetti is also a former Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, adult Probation Officer for the Parma Municipal Court, and a law-clerk for the City of Parma.

Ward 8

Dennis Kish
6428 Fordham Dr. (44129)
Contact Information
(440) 885-8091

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

Councilman Kish was appointed in January 2017 to finish out the term on City Council in Ward Eight, which was vacated by Scott Tuma’s election to County Council. This is Councilman Kish's second stint on Parma’s City Council, as he was a councilman from 1990-1995. He also served as Parma’s Auditor from 1996-2015. Councilman Kish is a U.S. Army veteran and attended Tri-C and Baldwin Wallace. He is a lifetime resident of Parma, and he and his wife Maureen have two children and four grandchildren.

Ward 9

Jeffrey CrossmanJeffrey Crossman
6429 S. Park Blvd. (44134)
Contact Information
(216) 373-6926

Committees: Finance, Planning (Vice Chairman), Governmental Operations (Chairman), Environmental Standards, Public Housing

Councilman Crossman is serving his first term on Parma’s City Council after being elected in November 2013. Prior to serving on Council, Councilman Crossman served on Parma’s Planning Commission and on Parma’s Board of Zoning Appeals.

Councilman Crossman is a practicing attorney and earned his law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, graduating magna cum laude. Councilman Crossman also earned a Bachelors degree from Mount Union College and a Master’s Degree from the University of Akron.

Councilman Crossman is an active member of our community. He is a member of the Parma Bar Association and a member of St. Anthony's parish. Councilman Crossman also has donated his time and legal skills to provide legal counsel pro bono and has also worked to fight hunger as a volunteer and board member of the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland. Councilman Crossman currently serves as Vice President of Hunger Network's Board of Trustees.


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