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I was elected as your Ward Three Councilman in November 2012 and was then elected to Councilman-at-Large in 2018. It’s been an honor to serve and represent city council on the Finance Department, Economic Development, School Board, and Southwest Hospital. I also enjoy continuing my commitment to our city by being a member of the Strongsville Rotary, Optimist Club, Chamber of Commerce Board Member, Life member of the Strongsville Historical Society and Westwood Farms HOA Board Member. It has been with great pride that I have been able to serve as your Councilman for the last 8 years. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to fulfill this life-long dream. I am grateful for the ability to work together with you to resolve issues in our city or in your neighborhood. “Together we can make a difference”.

What’s Next For Strongsville

SouthPark Mall
Planning for the future sustainability of SouthPark Mall is critical to the residents of this City and is also highly recommended in our Master Plan. The mall is located in a desirable area close to I-71, I-80, minutes from downtown Cleveland and Hopkins Airport. It is centered in the heart of our city.
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Boston Road
The intersection of State Route 82 (Royalton Road) and I-71 is identified as one of the most congested areas in the Greater Cleveland Area. This area poses a major safety concern for our residents and visitors to our community. Safety and trouble-free access is essential to enhancing our city. Over the last 40 years, the addition of an interchange to 1-71 at Boston Road has been a topic of debate.
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Infrastructure
As our community matures and young families come to call Strongsville their home, it becomes essential to provide amenities for every age demographic. Our City’s Master Plan states that it would be very advantageous to create an area in the center of our town to help attract new residents, increase home values, and support local businesses. This would essentially be a space to bring young and old together creating a City neighborhood.
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Pearl Road
During my time on council, I helped to develop and adopt Criteria and Standards for Pearl Road (Please see attached standards). Since their adoption, we have seen more continuity amongst newer buildings, bricked columns with black wrought iron fencing, and higher standards for landscape which includes the addition of more trees. We have made significant progress but still have a long way to go.
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Town Center
As our community matures and young families come to call Strongsville their home, it becomes essential to provide amenities for every age demographic. Our City’s Master Plan states that it would be very advantageous to create an area in the center of our town to help attract new residents, increase home values, and support local businesses. This would essentially be a space to bring young and old together creating a City neighborhood.
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Together We Can Make A Difference

About Jim

I’d like to take this opportunity to familiarize you with your “Councilman at Large”, share with you important information, and update you on what’s happening in our great city.

My mother and father moved our family to Strongsville during the winter storm of 1978 for a better life. I entered the Strongsville City Schools in kindergarten and graduated from Strongsville High School in 1991. I then attended Cuyahoga Community College and the University of Toledo. I enlisted in the Police Academy in August 1994 and worked as a Deputy Sheriff until getting hired by the North Olmsted Police Department in 1998.

Since being hired as a North Olmsted Police Officer, I’ve been assigned to the patrol unit, riot control, and currently am a School Resource Officer at the high school where I’ve been chosen as “Policeman of the Year” in both North Olmsted in 2005 and the State of Ohio in 2018.

News & Updates 

SouthPark Mall Plan

Planning for the future sustainability of SouthPark Mall is critical to the residents of this City and is also highly recommended in our Master Plan. The mall is located in a desirable area close to I-71, I-80, minutes from downtown Cleveland and Hopkins Airport. It...

Boston Road Exit Ramp Plan

The intersection of State Route 82 (Royalton Road) and I-71 is identified as one of the most congested areas in the Greater Cleveland Area. This area poses a major safety concern for our residents and visitors to our community. Safety and trouble-free access is...

Pearl Road Corridor Plan

Pearl Road is the main thoroughfare North and South through our city. Due to the lack of planning we have experienced stacked traffic, oversized parking lots, lack of green space, no continuity amongst buildings, random strip centers, along with too many curb cuts....

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