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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

Vito Dipierro
Office: 440-885-8091
Email: vdipierro@cityofparma-oh.gov

In January 2023, Vito Dipierro began serving as council president. Prior to this role, Dipierro served as Ward 1 councilman since November 2013.

The son of Italian immigrants from Bari, Italy, Dipierro grew up in a tight-knit family with three brothers and a sister. He graduated from Normandy High School in 1995. After high school, he worked for a family waterproofing business, as well as Union Camp in Solon, Ohio, as a member of the International Paper Workers Union Local #672.

An interest in real estate led him to take courses at Cuyahoga Community College’s Western Campus. He earned his real estate license in 2002. Taking after his father, a Parma small-business owner for 40 years, Dipierro started his own brokerage in 2013.

Outside of work, Dipierro is a parishioner at St. Bridget’s of Kildare Parish. He is also involved with the Parma Area Chamber of Commerce and the Parma Rotary Club.

He and his wife, Sherri, have been married since 2013. They enjoy exploring the local parks, riding bikes and getting ice cream treats with their twin daughters.


Clerk of Council

Kristin Saban
Office: 440-885-8065
Email: ksaban@cityofparma-oh.gov 

Clerk of Council Kristin Saban served nearly seven years as Ward 4 councilwoman. She also worked as the chief of staff to Mayor Anthony Biasiotta in the City of Seven Hills before taking
on her new role.

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 serves on the executive board of the nonprofit We Are Parma Proud and is a member of the Parma Schools Foundation. She also founded the Quarry District Committee.

She and her husband Bruce, a U.S. History teacher at Parma Senior High School, have been married for 25 years. They are raising their son, Logan, a student at Normandy High School, in the home where they have lived for the past 24 years.


Ward 1

Jan. 18, 2023
Resumes being accepted for Ward 1 council seat.
Deadline 4:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27.


Ward 2

Deborah LimeDeborah Lime
President Pro Tempore
7618 Dorothy Ave.
Parma, Ohio  44129
Phone: 440-845-1714
Email: dlime@cityofparma-oh.gov  

Committees: Environmental Standards, Public Housing
Finance (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 Casselberry Mark Casselberry
Majority Leader
4718 Woodrow Ave.
Parma, Ohio  44134
Phone: 440-842-6710
Email: mcasselberry@cityofparma-oh.gov

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

Kelly Zacharias 
1115 Clearview Ave.
Parma, Ohio  44134
Phone: 216-290-2644
Email: kzacharias@cityofparma-oh.gov

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

 

 

 


Ward 5

Allan DivisAllan Divis
7805 Fort Myers Court
Parma, Ohio  44134
Phone: 440-888-7213
Email: allandivis@yahoo.com

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

Kevin Kussmaul
3181 Hetzel Drive
Parma, Ohio 
Phone: 440-823-6608
Email: kkussmaul@cityofparma-oh.gov  

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

Ward 6 Councilman Kevin Kussmaul was born and raised in Parma. He attended the Parma City School District from pre-K through 12th grade. Kussmaul graduated from Normandy High School in 2012.

After leaving PCSD, Kussmaul attended John Carroll University. While at JCU, he took a Business Ethics course at Regents University in London and a Peace and Reconciliation course at Queen’s University in Belfast, Ireland. In 2015, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and in 2016 earned a master’s degree in business administration.

He served as a member of the PCSD Board of Education in 2017. He currently works as a strategic accounts program manager at a distribution company. He previously worked in the manufacturing and residential appraisal industries.

Kussmaul has been a member of the Parma Area Chamber of Commerce since 2017 and the Young Professionals of Parma since 2019. He is also a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 572.


Ward 7

Kammy Coyle Shuman
8485 Tanglewood Lane
Parma, Ohio  44129
Phone: 440-884-2138
Email: kshuman@cityofparma-oh.gov

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

Councilwoman Kammy Coyle Shuman is a longtime resident of Parma. She moved to Parma in 1971 with her mother, Mary; her father, Hugh; and six older brothers. She also has one sister who was born in Parma. The family lived on Hollywood Drive and was instrumental in starting Parma’s hockey program. Throughout her childhood, Shuman enjoyed skating at Forestwood and Greenbrier ice rinks.

In 1988, she graduated from Padua Franciscan High School in Parma and then earned  a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea. After college, she worked for 16 years as a travel agent for the family business, Encompass the World Travel.

In 2008, Shuman became a fitness instructor and taught yoga and fitness classes. She was also active at her children’s school, St. Columbkille, where she helped with marketing and volunteered at the parish and annual Parent Teacher Union fish fry.

From 2013 to 2019, she was a recruiter at her alma mater, Padua. In 2020, she began working at Oak Tree Wealth Partners in Independence, Ohio, and is currently the operations manager.

She has been married for 20 years to her husband, Tony, a business teacher at Padua. They have two children: Anthony, age 17, and Elizabeth, age 15.

Shuman is excited to begin her term on council, filling the seat left vacant by former Councilman Brian Brochetti, who resigned in January 2021 after 10 years of service.


Ward 8     

Linda Kohar      
8219 Manorford Drive
Parma, Ohio  44129
Phone: 440-345-5180
Email: lkohar@cityofparma-oh.gov

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

Councilwoman Linda Kohar continues her first term serving Ward 8. It is her first experience holding public office.

Much has transpired since beginning her first year, including the COVID-19 pandemic, which has drastically changed everyone’s daily lives and interactions. In spite of these challenges, Kohar has considered it an honor and privilege to assist residents. Getting to know residents personally, helping when possible and working to make Parma a better place to live is important to her. 

Kohar graduated from Cuyahoga Community College with an associate degree in Applied Business. She earned a bachelor of arts degree 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.

Kohar is a grandmother and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren. An avid cyclist, she rides with an informal cycling group and is a member of Bike Cleveland. Hiking, yoga, and reading are her other favorite past times.

A Parma resident for the past six years, Kohar loves the sense of community here.


Ward 9

photo of Rob EuerleRob Euerle
6196 Jamestown Drive
Parma, Ohio 44134
Phone: 216-418-8342
Email: reuerle@cityofparma-oh.gov

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

Ward 9 Councilman Rob Euerle began his first term in 2022 and is excited to serve the people of Parma. A lifelong native and graduate of Parma Senior High School, he is dedicated to helping make Parma the best it can be.

After high school, Euerle earned a degree in small business management at Cuyahoga Community College and then a bachelor’s degree from The University of Akron.

Euerle is a member of many local and state organizations that serve the Parma community, including Parma Auxiliary Police,  Parma Area Chamber of Commerce and Auxiliary Ohio State Highway Patrol.

He owns multiple small businesses in Parma. Euerle has often used these resources to raise money for local causes, host charitable events such as the Parma Animal Shelter fundraiser and facilitate multiple document shredding events that donate non-perishable food to those in need.

His businesses have supplied many job opportunities for Parma residents, and the thousands of people outside the city drawn to his largest Parma business also patronize other area businesses.

Euerle lives with fiancé Leah Walden, principal at Parma’s Ridge-Brook Elementary School, Leah’s daughter Reagan, daughter Harper and German shepherd Kimber.

Location

City of Parma 
6611 Ridge Road 
Parma, Ohio 44129

Hours

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


Contact Council Office

Phone: 440-885-8091 
Fax: 440-885-8087 
Email: council@cityofparma-oh.gov


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