City Council

Please Note: Council of the City of Berea, Ohio, will hold a public hearing at 7:25p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2023, in the Council Chamber at Berea City Hall, 11 Berea Commons, for the purpose of hearing comments and/or objections to the request for the transfer of D1, D2 and D3 liquor licenses at 365 Berea Street, 1st Floor and Basement, located in Berea, Ohio. The hearing is open to the public and all interested parties are invited to attend.



*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

  2. Zacharyasz

    Gene Zacharyasz

    Councilman At-Large

  3. Mary Brown

    Mary K. Brown

    Councilwoman At-Large

  4. Leon Dozier

    Leon R. Dozier Sr.

    Ward 1 Councilman

  5. McManis

    Chris McManis

    Ward 2 Councilman

  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

  9. Alycia Esson

    Clerk of Council