Parma Mayor And City Council Members Recognize Standout Citizens
Parma mayor and council members honored an exceptional business, coach and citizen during the month of October.
Ward 3 Councilman Mark Casselberry and Mayor Tim DeGeeter named A Better Truck Cap & Hitch as the October Business of the Month. The business, located at 5311 Brookpark Road, has served Parma residents for more than 30 years and provides excellent customer service.
Ward 9 Councilman Roy Jech and the mayor recognized Josh Merold as the 2019 Coach of the Year - Youth Soccer, for his hard work and dedication to Parma recreation sports. Merold received the honor during an October Monday night council meeting.
Finally, Casselberry and DeGeeter honored Cleveland Institute of Art student Chi (Irena) Wong for the colorful mural she painted at the entrance of the Michael A. Ries Ice Rink. The painting features ice hockey and figure skating. A junior majoring in visual arts, Wong participates in an internship program called Creativity Works. The internship required Wong to make connections with community partners and develop a self-initiated project with a business plan and budget. She began the project this past August and recently completed it.
Carolyn J. Kovach
Director of Communications, City of Parma, Mayor's Office