Council Member Profiles
KEVIN CORCORAN:  Elected Council member At-Large. His term will expire December 31, 2017. Mr. Corcoran currently serves as the President of Council. During previous terms, Mr. Corcoran served as the Chairperson to the Safety Committee and was a member of the Administrative Committee and Streets, Sidewalks & Bridges Committee. He also served as Council Liaison to the Multi-Purpose Room Board of Trustees. Mr. Corcoran was very active in the Center Ridge Road Corridor Study Committee and the North Ridgeville Community Development Advisory Committee. Before election to City Council, Mr. Corcoran served as Chairman of the 2006 Charter Review Committee and served on the Tax Abatement Review Board. He is married to Lauren and has three children.
Email:  kcorcoran@nridgeville.org  Phone: (440) 225-8965 
BERNADINE R. BUTKOWSKI:  Elected Council member At-Large. Her term will expire December 31, 2017. Mrs. Butkowski currently serves as President Pro-Tem, Chair to the Building & Lands Committee and is a member of the Finance and Utilities Committees. She was appointed to serve as Council liaison to the Board of Zoning and Building Appeals and Planning Commission and is a member of the Multi-Purpose Room Board of Trustees. She served as a Council member At-Large in 1996-1997 and continuously since 2000. In previous years she served as Council President, Council liaison to the Senior Citizens Advisory Board, Council liaison to the Parks and Recreation Commission and on the Utilities, Administrative, Finance, Safety, Streets, Sidewalks and Bridges Committees and the Board of Drainage and Flood Control. Mrs. Butkowski is married to John and has two children.
Email: bbutkowski@nridgeville.org  Phone: (440) 327-8026 
ROSEANNE JOHNSON:  Elected Council member At-Large. Her term will expire December 31, 2017. Mrs. Johnson currently serves as the Chair to the Finance Committee and is a member of the Safety Committee and Streets, Sidewalks & Bridges Committee.  She also serves as Council liaison to the Tax Abatement Review Board. Mrs. Johnson served five terms as the Ward 3 Council member from January 1, 1988 to December 31, 1997. She served as President of Council during her fifth term - January 1996 to December 1997. During Mrs. Johnson's tenure, she also served as Chair to the Utilities Committee and was a member of the Administrative, Safety and Streets, Sidewalks and Bridges Committees. Mrs. Johnson is married to Denny and has three children and ten grandchildren all who reside in North Ridgeville.  
Email: rjohnson@nridgeville.org  Phone: (440) 327-3099 

GREGG A. WESTOVER: Appointed to the unexpired Ward 1 term of Terrence Kennan; his term will expire December 31, 2019. Gregg was also appointed as Chairman to the Safety Committee, and serves as a member of the Utilities Committee and Administrative Committee. Prior to his appointments, Gregg retired as a Lieutenant and Medina Post Commander of the Ohio State Patrol where he was employed for 26 years. Prior to that he was a Deputy Sheriff for Licking County, Ohio, SWAT Team Member and Firearm’s Instructor in the Highway Patrol. He is a licensed Ohio Private Investigator and is still active in that role. Gregg was born and raised in Erie, PA. He attended Penn State University, received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Denison University and received his Master of Science Administration from Central Michigan University. He has resided in North Ridgeville since 2013 and has one son age 13. His hobbies are weight lifting, golf, scuba diving, boating, traveling and fishing. He is a member of the V.F.W.
Email: gwestover@nridgeville.org  Phone:  (440) 668-2587

DENNIS J. BOOSE:  Elected Ward 2 Council member. His term will expire December 31, 2019. Mr. Boose is serving his fifth consecutive term on Council and previously served as a Council member At-Large from October 1998 to December 1999. He currently serves as the Chairperson to the Utilities Committee and is a member of the Administrative and Finance Committees. He was also appointed to the Board of Drainage and Flood Control along with the Senior Citizens Advisory Board.  Mr. Boose previously served as Chair to the Finance Committee and Safety Committee and was a member of the Administrative, Streets, Sidewalks & Bridges, Finance and Safety Committees. He previously served on the Tax Abatement Review Board and was a member of the Parks and Recreation Commission and the City's Master Plan Committee. Mr. Boose is married to Lisa and has two children.  
Email: dboose@nridgeville.org  Phone: (440) 327-8528 
 
BRUCE F. ABENS: Elected Ward 3 Council member. His term will expire December 31, 2019.  He is chairman to the Administrative Committee and serves as a member of the Building & Lands, Streets, Sidewalks & Bridges Committees. Mr. Abens is also the Council liaison for the Parks and Recreation Commission and an alternate liaison for the Planning Commission.  He currently works in the modular construction industry with a local based company, Sommer’s Mobile Leasing, Inc. He is also the Vice-President of Braemore Homeowners Association.  Mr. Abens previously was employed with the City of Cleveland, Department of Human Resources & Economic Development administering federal jobs programs.  He has been married 43 years; has 3 sons, 2 daughters-in-law, and 5 grandchildren.  
Email: babens@nridgeville.org  Phone: (440) 316-7091
BOB CHAPEK: Elected Ward 4 Council member. His term will expire December 31, 2019.  He is Chairman to the Streets, Sidewalks and Bridges Committee and is also a member of the Building and Lands and Safety Committees.  Mr. Chapek was also appointed to the Board of Drainage and Flood Control.
Email: rchapek@nridgeville.org  Phone: (440) 327-4156
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