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Clerk of Council

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:40pm excluding holidays

Mary-Jo Banish
Brooklyn City Hall
7619 Memphis Avenue
Brooklyn, OH 44144

Public Notice

Please be advised that the Brooklyn City Council will meet in a regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.  Under the Orders of the Governor and Director of Health of Ohio, and pursuant to Ordinance 2020-18, adopted April 27, 2020, City Council will be meeting remotely, via electronic means, and the Councilmembers will not be meeting in City Hall or any one room
The public is invited to view the meeting live, for free, on the City of Brooklyn’s YouTube channel, located at:
This page is also linked from the City’s home page located at:  (click on the "Watch Us On YouTube" box and then click "Videos", where the Live meeting will be viewable.)
In light of the fact that the usual public comment period will be unavailable, the public is also encouraged to offer any comments or questions prior to the meeting by emailing those comments or questions to:  They will be forwarded to the Council President and addressed at the meeting.  Please remember that all Council meetings are also posted to the city’s YouTube channel once completed, and prior meetings are viewable on certain cable networks.
There will be no committee meetings prior to the 7 p.m. regular meeting.
















City Council meetings are the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 7:00pm in the Council Chambers located at 7619 Memphis Avenue.  Council recesses during July & August, with special meetings as necessary. Meetings that fall on a holiday Monday will be held the following Tuesday. 

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City Council Members

Ron Van Kirk  President  

10122 Manoa Avenue
Brooklyn, OH 44144
216.965.5737 (c)
Term Expires: 12/31/2023   

Andy Celcherts - Council Pro-Tem

9732 Memphis Villas
Brooklyn, OH 44144
216.548.7644 (c)
Term Expires: 12/31/2021


Mary Balbier

4576 Eastlane Drive
Brooklyn, Ohio 44144
216.351.3776 (h)
Term Expires: 12/31/2021

Kathleen Pucci 

10206 Biddulph Road
Brooklyn, OH 44144
216.459.1195 (h)
Term Expires: 12/31/2021  

Sue Grodek

4748 Sunny Lane           
Brooklyn, Ohio 44144
 216.398.8170 (h)       
Term Expires: 12/31/23


Kevin Tanski 

6604 Vandalia Avenue
Brooklyn, OH 44144
216.661.1830 (h)
Term Expires: 12/31/2021

Clerk of Council

Mary-Jo Banish 
Brooklyn City Hall
7619 Memphis Avenue
Brooklyn, OH 44144

Meg Ryan Shockey

7440 Woodhaven Avenue
Brooklyn, OH
440.391.4832 (c)
Term Expires: 12/31/2023

City Council members

City Council Committees

Finance Committee (6:30pm prior to meeting)
Ron Van Kirk; Kathy Pucci; Andy Celcherts

Safety and Environmental Committee
Ron Van Kirk; Meg Ryan Shockey; Sue Grodek

Public Works Committee
Andy Celcherts; Kathy Pucci; Kevin Tanski

Planning Commission: Sue Grodek
Economic Development: Andy Celcherts
Recreation Board: Kevin Tanski
School Board Liaison: Mary Balbier
Sustainability: Kevin Tanski
Domestic Abuse: Meg Ryan Shockey
Legislative Update: Mary Balbier
Fair Housing: Meg Ryan Shockey
Volunteer Fire Dependent Board: Mary Balbier; Kathy Pucci

Council Meetings are shown on AT&T Uverse channel 99 ,WOW channel 21, TWC (Spectrum) channel 1020.  The most current meeting is played continuously on all 3 cable providers.  The current meeting and archived meetings are available for viewing on the Home Page of the Website under the Youtube link.