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ABOUT MAYOR BYRNE
Mayor Michael P. Byrne has a long history of service to the City of Parma Heights prior to his being sworn-in as the 14th Mayor of the city in January, 2010.
He was a member of City Council since 1998 and served as the President of Council for nine years beginning in 2001. He currently serves on the Board of the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission since his appointment in 2012. Additionally, he is a member of First Suburbs and serves on the Executive Committee as well as being a board member of the Regional Transit Authority (RTA).
Since taking office in 2010, Mayor Byrne has overcome a $1.8 million deficit and has left his imprint on the city with a “Greening of Parma Heights” initiative which includes automated waste collection and recycling services, a successful public-private partnership which developed a vacant parcel (old gas station) into the new Colombo Park on Pearl Road and a Metroparks-Parma Heights Big Creek Connector Trail.
Only one of seven cities, Parma Heights was awarded a TLCI grant through NOACA and conducted a “Pearl Road Complete and Green Streets Initiative” study. Working in conjunction with the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission, Parma Heights updated the city's Master Plan and is in the process of implementation.
A 1974 graduate of Padua Franciscan High School, Mayor Byrne earned his B.A. in Management - Urban Studies from Cleveland State University in 1996. He is married to wife, Kathy, and they have two children. His son Bryan and wife Traci have three children: Colin, Stella, and Max. His daughter Maggie and her husband Tom are the proud parents of Rose and Jane.