Bay Village seeks applicants for City Council vacancy

The City of Bay Village will have a vacancy on City Council beginning Jan. 1, 2021, for Nancy Stainbrook’s at-large seat, expiring on Dec. 31, 2021. According to the city charter, the vacancy is to be filled by appointment by a majority vote of the remaining members of Council. The person selected will serve for the balance of the term.

Stainbrook announced her resignation at the Dec. 7 Council meeting, effective Dec. 31, 2020. In a statement, she cited increasing work demands as the reason for her departure, and expressed appreciation for her fellow Council members, the administration and city staff.

“To my Council colleagues, it’s been a pleasure working together as a member of the legislative branch of Bay Village. I appreciate the talent each of you bring to City Council, and I’m grateful for all we’ve accomplished in our community over the last 4 years,” Stainbrook said. “Thank you to Council Leadership, the Administration, and all our wonderful city employees for your commitment each day, and support of City Council. I’d like to give special thanks to our Clerk of Council Joan Kemper for her steadfast wisdom, expertise, and dedication. It’s been an honor and pleasure to serve the residents of Bay Village.”

Stainbrook was appointed to the seat in February 2017 and won election to a new four-year term in November of that year. She previously served as Ward 3 Councilwoman from 2002 to 2005. She is currently the chair of the Public Improvements, Streets, Sewers and Drainage Committee, and Council’s representative to the Community Services Advisory Board.

“Nancy Stainbrook has been a strong and balanced asset to Bay Village City Council, and her professionalism in the position will be missed,” said Council President Dwight Clark. “Nancy was always well-prepared with her Council presentations and comments, always taking the time and making the effort to research and articulate her individual position on the matter at hand. She took great pride as Chair of Bay Village's Public Improvements Committee, in that the city has undertaken and completed many capital projects over this time period. The Administration and fellow City Council members wish her the very best in her future personal and professional endeavors.”

Qualified applicants for the position must have lived in Bay Village for at least one year and maintain residence during his or her term. As stated in the city’s codified ordinances, Council members “shall not hold any other public office, be an employee of the City of Bay Village, the Bay Village Board of Education (Bay Village City Schools), or the County of Cuyahoga.” Applicants are also required to be “qualified electors,” having the qualifications provided by law to vote.

To apply, forward a letter of interest and resume or list of qualifications to Joan Kemper, Clerk of Council, 350 Dover Center Road, Bay Village, Ohio 44140 or by email to Applications will be accepted until Dec. 23, 2020, at 4:30 p.m.

City Council hopes to select a replacement for the at-large position before the end of January.

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Volume 12, Issue 24, Posted 9:59 AM, 12.15.2020