City Council

M. Getsay, A. Havelka, M. O'Donnell, D. Greenspan, D. Sullivan, N. Nunnari, D. Van Dyke

Westlake Council Office Awarded the 2019 OHRAB Achievement Award

The Westlake City Council Office has been honored to be selected as a recipient of the 2019 Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board Achievement Award, which recognizes significant accomplishments in preserving and improving access to historical records. In recognition of this achievement, House Representative Dave Greenspan presented a certificate of commendation to City Council as well.

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Over the last ten years, Clerk of Council Denise L. Rosenbaum has digitized and indexed more than 20,000 documents including Council minutes and legislation dating back to 1910, Dover township trustees minutes from the 1800s, newspaper articles and more, making them readily accessible through the City's database and website. Lists of those who served in official capacities in Dover/Westlake the last two centuries have been compiled and are invaluable for genealogical research and history buffs alike.

All are encouraged to tap into these resources as well as to visit the Council office library of records for a step back in time!


City Council meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month.

2024 Council Meetings schedule

Committee meetings are typically announced at Council meetings. Agendas for those meetings are posted at city hall, on this web site, on cable television, and at the Westlake Porter Public Library. Also posted at the library are Council meeting agendas and legislation considered at Council meetings.

To receive notifications of Council and Committee meetings, please contact Clerk of Council Denise L. Rosenbaum at, 440-617-4053, or go to Notify Me to sign up for all types of notifications.



Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View All Agendas and Minutes

Legislation adopted or defeated

Legislation adopted or defeated as well as Council and Committee meeting minutes and Dover Township Trustees records dating back to 1831 (and many other public records) are available through eServices. Select the search type "CNL – Legislation/Minutes – Web Access” to access Council and Trustees documents. If you have questions or need further assistance, please email the Clerk of Council.

Council Members

You may contact the Council President and members of Council, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, via the Council office message line by leaving a message at 440-617-4050.

Clerk of Council

The Clerk of Council is appointed by a majority of Council members at the first or second meeting in January at the start of each Council term and serves at the pleasure of Council. Responsibilities include managing the Council office, attending all Council meetings, documenting all official Council action taken at those meetings, as well as posting and serving notices required by law. Further duties of the Clerk of Council and information regarding Westlake City Council can be found in Chapter 121 of the Westlake Codified Ordinances.

Westlake's Clerk of Council, Denise L. Rosenbaum, MMC, can be reached at 440-617-4053 or by email.

How to Determine Your Ward

To determine what ward your address falls into and the Council representative for that ward, please view the Westlake Council Ward Map.

Please refer to Article III, Section III-3, Duties of Council, (c) Redividing the City into Wards of the Westlake Charter for more information.