Lakewood City Council Elects New LeadershipJanuary 07, 2020
Lakewood, OH – Last night, at its first meeting of the year, Lakewood City Council unanimously elected Ward 4 Councilmember Dan O’Malley as President and Ward 3 Councilmember John Litten as Vice President. President O’Malley and Vice President Litten were first elected to office in November 2015. In a brief ceremony prior to the meeting, each took the oath of office to begin their second term. They were joined by newly elected councilmembers Jason Shachner (Ward 2) and Tess Neff (Ward 1).
“I am honored and grateful to my colleagues for their confidence in me,” O’Malley said. “I am looking forward to working with council and the administration on the big issues facing our city, and I’ll continue fighting for our residents at city hall.”
As Ward 4 representative, President O’Malley represents some of Lakewood’s most diverse and historic neighborhoods, including Birdtown, Rockport, and the Gold Coast. Before joining City Council, he served on Lakewood’s Citizens Advisory Commission and remains active in numerous civic and community organizations. President O’Malley has spent his career working in the labor movement, and currently serves as an official with the North Shore AFL-CIO.
Remarking on his election to Vice President, Mr. Litten stated, “I am very thankful for the opportunity to be Council Vice President and look forward to working with my colleagues to continue moving Lakewood forward.”
As Ward 3 representative, Vice President Litten’s priorities are responsiveness to residents, safety, fiscal and environmental sustainability and service to others, especially through block clubs and linking residents with each other for the sake of community. Among other volunteer service to the community, John started his own block club and has dedicated himself to having a block club on every street in ward 3. John has also spent his career in non-profit, social service leadership roles ranging from environmental recreation to persons with disabilities to emergency assistance to people in need.
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