BRECKSVILLE, Ohio — On Aug. four, Metropolis Council chosen eight finalists from amongst 22 candidates for a vacant council seat.
The seat was made vacant July 22 when council removed Jack Petsche from office. Council will interview every of the eight finalists publicly on Tuesday (Aug. 18) and should select the profitable applicant later within the night.
Click here to be taught extra concerning the eight finalists. Here’s a fast rundown of the 14 candidates who didn’t make the lower, a minimum of this time round:
Michael Berlin, who was consumer supply accomplice with Gorilla Group, a Chicago e-commerce options agency, from 2016-2018. Beforehand, he was founder and govt accomplice of Briteskies, a software program growth agency in Chicago. He’s a previous board member of the Council of Smaller Enterprises, North Coast Group Properties and the Northeast Ohio Software program Affiliation.
Berlin and present council members Michael Harwood and Kim Veras reside within the 4 Seasons subdivision. In 2018, Four Seasons became a subject of controversy when council, with Harwood and Veras abstaining, voted to pay near $682,000 in again sewer taxes for residents there.
Kate Foulkes, accounting supervisor and human assets skilled at Skyline Trisource Reveals, a Valley View agency that organizes commerce exhibits. On her software, she mentioned she was a volunteer for Brecksville Theater on the Sq. from 2004-2019, and she or he has additionally volunteered with the Brecksville Preschool Mothers Membership and native Woman Scouts Troop 1057.
Gus Gallucci, managing accomplice, New Life Properties LLC, a Brecksville renovator of distressed properties. Beforehand, he was owner-general supervisor of Peppermill Pub and Grill in Brecksville and Pucci’s within the Valley, an Italian restaurant in Akron. Gallucci volunteers with Northeast Ohio Challenger Baseball, a league for youngsters who’ve bodily and psychological challenges.
Michael Krenisky, intervention specialist with Mayfield Metropolis Faculties. In accordance with his software, he serves on the board of administrators for the nonprofit Fare-Cle ride-share program. Additionally, Krenisky is a volunteer for Higher Cleveland Meals Financial institution, coaches varied groups in Brecksville Recreation Division packages and is an energetic member of St. Basil the Nice Catholic Church.
Anne Laux, subject coaching compliance officer with the Ohio Peace Officer Coaching Academy within the Ohio Lawyer Basic’s Workplace. Amongst earlier positions, she was investigative probation officer with Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court docket. Laux is a volunteer with the Nationwide CASA/GAL Affiliation for Youngsters, a company of court-appointed advocates for youngsters.
J. David Lubinger, a self-employed author who’s engaged on a youngsters’s image guide and books in different genres. In accordance with his software, he was a social research trainer within the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Metropolis Faculty District from 1993-2014. Lubinger additionally taught at Shaker Heights Excessive Faculty and Taylor Academy at Cleveland Heights Excessive Faculty.
Paul Malec, a finance skilled and director at KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. in Cleveland. In accordance with his software, he co-founded Hope for Hydro, a Brecksville-based nonprofit that raises cash for, and consciousness of, hydrocephalus, an incurable mind situation. He earned an MBA from Case Western Reserve College with an ideal four.zero grade level common.
Scott McCreery, operator of Nosek-McCreery Funeral House in Brecksville. On his software, McCreery mentioned he runs the enterprise together with his dad and mom and spouse. In accordance with the corporate web site, Nosek-McCreery serves households all through Higher Cleveland, together with in Broadview Heights, Independence, Seven Hills and Parma. McCreery mentioned he was born and raised in Brecksville.
Kenneth Morgan, senior vice chairman and senior relationship strategist with PNC Household Wealth, a Cleveland wealth administration enterprise. In accordance with his resume, he has been a board member of Nice Lakes Science Middle and Union Membership Basis. Morgan was a fight engineer within the U.S. Military Nationwide Guard from 1994-2003.
Brian Rybak, supervisor of worldwide providers at Hyland Software program, a software program developer with headquarters in Westlake. He was as soon as honored at Hyland’s “Be Outstanding” ceremony for efficiently managing a undertaking at The Ohio State College. Beforehand, based on his resume, Rybak was a enterprise analyst at American Greetings.
Beth Savage, director of product administration at American Greetings in Cleveland. She beforehand was program supervisor at Seller Tire LLC in Cleveland and market analysis analyst at Medical Mutual of Ohio In Cleveland. On her software, Savage mentioned she grew up in Brecksville and graduated from Brecksville-Broadview Heights Excessive Faculty.
Michael Skwarski, facility supervisor at Christ the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Brecksville. He additionally operates his personal enterprise, Professional Planning Companies, which organizes golf outings. Beforehand, Skwarski labored at East Ohio Fuel, which is now Dominion Vitality. On his software, he mentioned he graduated with two levels in building administration from the College of Akron.
Philip Soeder, retired controller with Geis Properties in Streetsboro. Earlier in his profession, Soeder was controller of ABM Parking Companies in Cleveland; vice chairman of finance with Forest Metropolis Enterprises Inc., a Cleveland actual property agency; property supervisor at each the Halle Constructing and Storage and Tower Metropolis Middle in Cleveland; and senior auditor with Deloitte & Touche in Cleveland.
Jessica Vida-Clough, nurse supervisor of the Spinal Twine Damage Lengthy Time period Care Unit of the U.S. Division of Veterans Affairs Northeast Ohio Healthcare System in Cleveland. In accordance with her resume, she’s on the board of administrators, and is director of alumni engagement, of the Case Western Reserve College Frances Payne Bolton Alumni Affiliation.
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