City Council

Notice of Committee Meeting: 

Notice is hereby given that the Finance Committee will meet at 7:30p.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2023 in the Council Chamber at the Berea Municipal Building, Berea, Ohio, for the purpose of hearing 2 proposals relating to the City-owned houses on Beech Street. 

This meeting was called by Committee Chairman Rick Skoczen, and Committee Members include Mary K. Brown and Chris McManis. The meeting will be open to the public and all interested parties are invited to attend, but please note that the Chamber doors will remain closed until the conclusion of the February 16, 2023 Planning Commission meeting which begins at 7:00pm.


*Please see the link near the bottom of this page to view the Virtual Attendance Policy. 


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Information regarding food assistance: 
Click the link below for information, and please contact your Council Representative or the Clerk of Council with any questions or concerns:
440.826.5822 or

Berea Food Pantry List-2020

Regular Meetings

  • 1st and 3rd Monday of every month

Work Sessions

  • 2nd Monday of every month

In depth discussions concerning current and pending legislation typically take place at Work Sessions. These meetings are open to the public, informal, and not televised.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Public Participation

The public is encouraged to participate in Council meetings. When Council comes to agenda Item 9, presentation of matters by the public, anyone may address Council by seeking recognition from the chair and identifying themselves by giving their name and address. Council asks that you use the microphone in the center of the room in order that your remarks can be heard by our listening and viewing audience. Please direct your remarks to the chair.

When Council moves to Item 11, legislation, anyone may again address Council using the same procedures, but during this period remarks must be relevant only to the legislation on the floor.

First, Second & Third Readings

The Charter requires that legislation introduced in Council must normally appear on the agenda for three meetings. The first two readings are for initial discussion and possible referral to committee. Items on third reading may be voted on at that meeting.

Suspension of Rules

If 6 or more Council members vote for suspension, legislation on the agenda for first or second reading may be voted upon immediately.

Declaring an Emergency

Legislation containing this language allows Council to vote to waive the 30-day waiting period following the Mayor’s signing before the ordinance becomes effective. A favorable vote of 5 or more Council persons is needed for passage under this provision.

Your attendance in future meetings will be welcomed.

2022-2024 City Council Representation

Board or CommissionCommissioner
Southwest Health Care SystemChris McManis
 Berea Shade Tree CommissionErika Coble
Gene Zacharyasz
 Woodvale Union Cemetery Board of TrusteeJim Maxwell
 Southwest Suburban Council Of GovernmentsRick Skoczen
Chris McManis (Alternate)
 Community Reinvestment Area Housing CouncilErika Coble
Leon R. Dozier Sr.
  1. Jim Maxwell

    Jim Maxwell

    President of Council
    Phone: 440-234-6299

  2. Zacharyasz

    Gene Zacharyasz

    Councilman At-Large
    Phone: 440-724-2558

  3. Mary Brown

    Mary K. Brown

    Councilwoman At-Large
    Phone: 440-263-5453

  4. Leon Dozier

    Leon R. Dozier Sr.

    Ward 1 Councilman
    Phone: 440-532-1702

  5. McManis

    Chris McManis

    Ward 2 Councilman
    Phone: 440-321-2010

  6. Weaver

    Lisa Weaver

    Ward 3 Councilwoman
    Phone: 3304952530

  7. Coble

    Erika Coble

    Ward 4 Councilwoman
    Phone: 4404658643

  8. Skoczen

    Rick Skoczen

    Ward 5 Councilman
    Phone: 440-567-7114

  9. Alycia Esson

    Clerk of Council
    Phone: (440) 826-5822