Brennan joins county planning commission
Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish has appointed University Heights Mayor Michael Dylan Brennan to the County Planning Commission. Brennan will represent the Heights Region, which comprises University Heights, Cleveland Heights, East Cleveland and Shaker Heights.
In his application letter, Brennan explained to Budish that, as mayor of University Heights, he is aware “the success of our community is tied to the success of the surrounding communities,” and that he “will represent the interests of the several Heights cities in addition to my own city.”
The planning commission’s mission is to inform and provide services in support of the short- and long-term comprehensive planning, quality of life, environment and economic development of Cuyahoga County and its cities, villages and townships. The commission provides policy planning in the areas of land use, zoning and project planning.
The 11-member commission is structured as established through the Ohio Revised Code Section 713.21. It comprises three county representatives and eight representatives from the county’s planning regions, appointed by the county executive, except for the city of Cleveland representative, who is appointed by the mayor of Cleveland.
Cuyahoga County Council approved Brennan’s appointment at its Oct. 10 meeting, and Brennan attended his first meeting as a member on Oct. 11.
Mike Cook is the communications and civic engagement coordinator for University Heights.