Parma Recognizes December's Citizen And Business Of The Month

Cuyahoga District 4 Councilman Charles Germana accepting his award for Parma Citizen of the Month, flanked by Parma Mayor Timothy J. DeGeeter, Ward 1 Parma City Councilman Vito Dipierro, and his successor in Cuyahoga Council District 4, Ward 8 Parma City Councilman Scott Tuma.

The Shoppes at Parma and retiring County Councilman Chuck Germana were honored as Business of the Month and Citizen of the Month for December. Germana was honored for his outstanding and tireless work for Parma over a number of years. He is retiring from his most recent public service as the District 4 Cuyahoga County Councilman (and will be replaced by Ward 8 Parma City Councilman Scott Tuma in January.) Despite his retirement from public service, Chuck, who has worked at Parma’s family-owned Four Star Insurance for 46 years, remains an important and respected community advocate. He is a product of Parma Senior High and Ohio University and attends St. Bridget parish. Chuck has led numerous community endeavors as their president, including Proud of Parma, Parma Jaycees, Boy Scout Troop 358 Committee, Valley Forge Boosters, Parma Area Chamber of Commerce, Parma City Council, Cuyahoga County Insurance Board and the Northeast Ohio City Council Association. Chuck and Anne have been married for 48 years and have four children and eight grandchildren.

Michelle Devlin, General Manager at The Shoppes at Parma, accepted the Business of the Month award for the transformation of the former Parmatown Mall into The Shoppes at Parma. The project is expected to be completed during the summer of 2017. The enormous project is already reaping impressive benefits for the city, and when all is said and done, will be the jewel of the Crossroads of Parma, the city's town center. Congratulations to PECO Real Estate Partners for a truly impressive project.

Jeannie Roberts

Communications Director for the City of Parma

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 1:53 PM, 01.05.2017