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Maureen M. Bach

Maureen McHugh Bach was appointed Clerk of Council in 2018 after serving six years as the Legislative Liaison to Lakewood City Council.

Immediately prior to her work in the Council office, Maureen spent over three years as a legislative aide in the Connecticut General Assembly running the office of a state senator and her successful re-election campaign. Maureen first became inspired to understand the political process while working in the administrative offices of reproductive health services organization in Northampton, MA. In that position she tracked and advocated for legislation related to federal and state funding for those services.

Maureen holds a B.A. in Women’s Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Master of Public Health degree from the Northwest Ohio Consortium for Public Health – a joint program of Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo. Maureen is a member of the Ohio Municipal Clerks Association, the Northeast Ohio Municipal Clerks Association, and the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. She is a notary public and can provide notary services upon request.

Maureen, her husband Ted, and their two young children love living in Lakewood and being part of the Lakewood community.

Nick Lascu

Nick Lascu was appointed Deputy Clerk of Council in January 2019 and works closely with the Clerk, Councilmembers, and city staff on a variety of policy issues and constituent matters, while assisting the Clerk with Council office operations.

Prior to joining Lakewood city government, he previously worked in Cleveland City Council and Cleveland Housing Court, where he gained a strong background in community & economic development, housing, public safety, and landlord-tenant law. Nick earned a bachelor’s degree in public policy from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at Ohio State University, with summa cum laude honors. He also has pursued graduate level courses in real estate finance & development at Cleveland State University.

While Nick enjoys serving Lakewood residents and businesses in his role on a part-time basis, he also works as a full-time firefighter for the City of Cleveland.