Tom Rounds was recently appointed to fill the unexpired term of the Ward 3 Council seat in September 2020 and then elected during the November, 2021 General Election. Tom has been a resident of Parma Heights Ward 3 since 2002. He is a graduate of Brunswick High School with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from The Ohio State University. Tom got his Master of Science Degree in School Counseling from the University of Akron. A 32-year teacher in the Brunswick City Schools, Tom was recognized as the Brunswick City Schools Teacher of the Year and received the Crystal Apple Award from the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Tom retired from classroom teaching in 2013 and has worked as an educational support specialist in Northeast Ohio for the Department of Education. Tom served Parma Heights on the 2019 Charter Review Commission. He serves on the Finance and Recreation Committee.
Rick Haase was appointed to fill the unexpired term of the Ward 4 Council seat in February 2020 and officially sworn-in by Parma Heights Mayor Michael P. Byrne on Monday, March 2, 2020 then was elected during the November, 2021 General Election. A resident of Parma Heights Ward 4 for more than 50 years, he is a graduate of Valley Forge High School, Cuyahoga Community College’s Western Campus, and Baldwin-Wallace University. Haase is best known as a local journalist and marketing communications professional who has won numerous local, regional and national awards for his writing. He most recently served as a member of the Parma Heights Charter Review Commission, and also previously worked as Director of Communications for the Office of Parma Heights Mayor Michael P. Byrne. He is also a former member of the Board of Directors of Cassidy Theatre, Inc. in Parma Heights. Rick is the Chair of the Police, Fire and Safety Committee and is the Council Representative to the Planning Commission.
Lisa Maruschak was elected to City Council in 2022. She is a graduate of Holy Name High School, Cuyahoga Community College, and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Cleveland State University. Lisa has been a homeowner in Parma Heights since 2008 with her husband John, where they are raising their two children, Colin and Ethan. Chairs the Recreation Committee and serves on the Utilities, Streets and Sidewalks Committee. She is also the Council Representative on the Recreation Commission.
Lesley DeSouza has been appointed to fill the recently vacated, unexpired term as Councilwoman in Ward 2 seat in September 2021 and then elected during the November, 2021 General Election, and serves as the Chair of the Finance Committee and is the Vice-Chair of the Police, Fire & Safety Committee. She previously served on Parma Heights City Council from 2003 through 2015, both as Council-at-large and Ward 2, during which time she was on the Finance Committee and Planning Commission. Lesley also served as Chairwoman of the Parma Heights Charter Review Commission. She attended Incarnate Word Academy then Valley Forge High School. Lesley has been a homeowner in Parma Heights for almost 40 years. Currently she is a member of the Parma Heights Historical Society. Lesley is retired from Cuyahoga County.
Sue Durichko was recently appointed to the open Council, At-Large seat in January 2022 to serve the city for the remaining 2 years of that term. She has been a resident of Parma Heights for approximately 4.5 years and is a lifelong Parma native prior to that. Sue is very excited to learn and grow while serving the city of Parma Heights. She was proud to be part of the last Charter Commission review and to be appointed to serve on the Board of Zoning Appeals, both in Parma Heights. Sue is a Regional Nurse that supports 19 assisted living/memory care communities. She is most grateful for her family. She feels blessed to partner with her husband Dan for the last 28 years and has enjoyed raising their three children together. She is eager to connect with the residents of Parma Heights. Sue serves as Vice-Chair of the Utilities, Streets and Sidewalks Committee and serves on the Police, Fire and Safety Committee.
Anthony Stavole was elected to City Council in 2012. Anthony was born and raised in Parma Heights. Anthony and his wife, Julie, are raising their children Carmen, Dominic, and Giovanni in this great, family-friendly community. Anthony serves as Vice-Chair of the Recreation Committee.
Kathy Walsh serves as the Chair of the Utilities, Streets and Sidewalks Committee, Vice-Chair of the Finance Committee.
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