Kyle Baker | The City of Lakewood, Ohio

Kyle Baker

Kyle G. Baker

Lakewood City Hall
12650 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio 44107


Term Expires 12/31/2027

Ward 1:

Kyle Baker began serving on Lakewood City Council in early 2022 when Council unanimously appointed him to complete the remainder of the term vacated by Lakewood Municipal Court Judge Tess Neff.  The residents of Ward 1 sent Kyle back to City Council to represent them in November 2023.

The youngest of seven children, Kyle was raised in a blue-collar family (his dad was a union carpenter) on Rio Street in Ward 1. A proud graduate of Lakewood City Schools, Kyle credits the schools and greater Lakewood community in helping shape the person he is today.  After finishing college and law school, Kyle moved back to Ward 1, where he lives today with his wife (Allison), his three young children and dog Champ.

Kyle is a public servant, currently serving as Director of Real Estate and Senior Assistant Legal Counsel at the Cleveland Metroparks, where he has overseen and stewarded the protection of nearly 2,500 acres (and counting) of new park land in northeast Ohio. He also oversees the procurement and contract review process for most major capital construction projects for Cleveland Metroparks along with other important organizational and law enforcement issues. Prior to his role, Kyle worked as an attorney at a large Cleveland law firm, where he gained experience representing both government and businesses – providing a deep knowledge and experience of the unique challenges and opportunities facing local governments.

An advocate, ardent supporter, and product of Lakewood City Schools, Kyle served as president and trustee of the Lakewood Rangers Education Foundation from 2012-2018. He oversaw the organization’s transition from mostly alumni-based services and scholarships for graduating seniors to also funding current initiatives, students and educators in the Lakewood City Schools as well as allowing involved non-alumni to serve.  Kyle also served on the Lakewood Planning Commission, which provides recommendations on Lakewood’s Zoning Code, Community Vision, oversees changes to the use or development of land and holds public hearings on those topics, from 2015-2020. He served as Chair of the Planning Commission in 2020 and Vice-Chair in 2019.

Kyle attended Miami University then the Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law for law school. Kyle externed for the Supreme Court of Ohio in 2008 and the Ohio House of Representatives in 2009, so he has a deep understanding of how decisions made in Columbus affect folks living in Lakewood and Northeast Ohio.