Kathy Cocuzzi, Vice Mayor
Westerville resident since: 1982
Council member since: 2005
Council activities: Vice Mayor Cocuzzi represents City Council to the Westerville Fund, Westerville Industry & Commerce Corporation, the Ohio Municipal Electric Association and Main Street Westerville Board (Uptown Westerville, Inc.)
She serves as a member of Westerville Honor Flight Committee and Great Westerville Food Truck Fest Committee. Previously served on the Westerville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Planning Commission and Charter Review Commission, as well as Westerville Safety City Director for seven years.
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Speech Pathology & Audiology from Cleveland State University.
Family: husband, David, son Matt, daughters Lizz and Joanna, grandchildren Dominic and Sophia.
Other Community Service: Past President of Westerville Library Board of Trustees and Past President of Concord Counseling Board of Trustees. She has also served as a member of Westerville Parks Foundation.
Awards: Sertoma Service to Mankind, Rotary Club A. Monroe Courtright Award and Paul Harris Fellow.
Most memorable City Council accomplishment(s): "Over these many years on Council and as Mayor, I've had a lot of great moments. To me, the best moment came when I was able to declare Faith Pruden Day in honor of this sweet little girl with cancer. She was so happy. And I still think of May 9 as her day in Westerville."
Favorite thing about Westerville: The people because they are friendly, engaged and community-minded.