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.
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. 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 and economics at several colleges and universities and has a Master's Degree in Secondary School Administration conferred by Cleveland State University.
A recipient of numerous honors and grants for teaching, 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 Server, Friends of Parma Libraries Life Member, St. Charles Borromeo Parish Carnival Parade Chairman, Founder of the Parma Peanut Butter Drive benefitting All Faiths Pantry, Founder of and Advisor for the Parma Youth Commission, Advisory Board Member of Big Creek Connects (formerly Friends of Big Creek), Member of the Parma Area Chamber of Commerce, West Creek Conservancy, Parma Historical Society, Parma Area Fine Arts Council, Community/Business/Schools (C/B/S) Partnership, Parma Elks Post 1938, Honorary Member Joseph J. Jacubic American Legion Post, Proud of Parma Inc., City Club of Cleveland, German Central Foundation (Parma), National Education Association (NEA), Ohio Education Association (OEA), and the Northeast Ohio Education Association (NEOEA).
An avid runner, Brennan has completed over 45 marathons and ultramarathons and qualified for and ran the 2015 Boston Marathon. He currently is a member of the national Clif Bar Pace Team, the Cleveland, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Marathon Pace Teams, and the Nike Chicago Marathon Pace Team 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, the proceeds of which are donated to 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 on January 8, 2011, succeeding his mentor Charles M. Germana. He has won two subsequent elections to this post.
Clerk Of Council
Kenneth A. Ramser
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.
8023 Newport Avenue (44129)
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.
7618 Dorothy Avenue (44129)
Home: (440) 845-1714
Committees: Finance, Public Service - Chairwoman, Governmental Operations, 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.
Home: (440) 842-6710
Committees: Finance, Planning, Environmental Standards - Vice Chairman, Appointment Scanning - Chairman, Public Housing
Councilman Casselberry is serving his first term on council after being elected in November of 2011.
He is an 18-year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #38. He is currently employed by Clear Channel Outdoor which is located in Parma.
Councilman Casselberry and his wife, Judy, are the parents of three children, and they are active in the St. Charles Borromeo Parish. He is actively involved in our community ranging from coaching youth sports to serving as president for his golf league. In 2011, Mark was presented with a citizens award from both the cities of Cleveland and Parma for assisting a motorcycle officer that was involved in a serious traffic accident.
1107 Meadowlawn Blvd. (44134)
Home: (216) 351-2909
Committees: Finance - Vice Chairman, Public Housing, Public Safety - Chairman, Public Service, Governmental Operations
Councilman Day is a graduate of Holy Name High School and John Carroll University.
He is married to Colleen Corrigan Day and is the father of three daughters. The family attends St. Columbkille Catholic Church where the councilman is involved in parish functions and had previously coached girls’ sotfball and basketball. He is active in numerous civic organizations throughout Parma.
Councilman Day has been a resident of Ward 4 for 21 years and has represented Ward 4 on Parma City Council since December 2003.
7805 Fort Myers Ct. (44134)
Home: (440) 888-7213
Committees: Public Safety, Public Service, Finance, Governmental Operations - Vice 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.
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.
Lawrence J. Napoli
4151 Hilltop Dr. (44134)
Home: (440) 845-4547
Committees: Environmental Standards - Chairman, Finance, Public Safety, Public Service - Vice Chairman, Appointment Scanning, Public Housing
Councilman Napoli is serving his sixth 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.
8011 Sierra Oval (44130)
Home: (440) 345-5239
Committees: Finance, Public Safety, Planning - Chairman, Public Housing, Governmental Operations, Appointment Scanning
Councilman Brochetti was born and raised in Parma. He is a proud graduate of the Parma City School District. Brian and his wife, Amber, were wed in 2008; the two met their senior year of high school.
Brochetti earned his Juris Doctorate from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He has also obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcasting/Mass Communication from Baldwin-Wallace College.
Before his appointment to council in July 2011, Brochetti served the City of Parma in several other positions including clerk for Mayor Dean DePiero, a Law Clerk for the Parma Law Department, and as an adult Probation Officer for Parma Municipal Court. Councilman Brochetti has also coached wrestling at Parma Senior High School since 2006.
Scott M. Tuma
6887 Lalemant Drive (44129)
Home: (440) 842-8068
Committees: Finance - Chairman, Planning - Vice Chairman, Environmental Standards, Appointment Scanning, Public Housing
Councilman Tuma is an attorney with the law firm of Robert L. Tuma & Associates. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He also earned a Bachelor's Degree in History/Political Science from Walsh College and a Master's Degree in History from Cleveland State University. He is a graduate of Padua Franciscan High School.
Councilman Tuma and his wife, Joann, are the parents of three children and attend St. Charles Borromeo Church. He has served as President of the Parma Bar Association and on the City of Parma Board of Zoning Appeals. In addition, he served as a voluntary magistrate for the Parma Juvenile Diversion Program.
Councilman Tuma has served Ward 8 since July of 2005.
6429 S. Park Blvd. (44134)
Committees: Finance, Planning, Governmental Operations (Vice 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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