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Key Staff -Kristin Saban
Chief of Staff - Kristin Saban
Kristin brings extensive experience in the field of governmental operations and public service to the City of Seven Hills. Kristin continues to be at the forefront of numerous programs and community initiatives in Northeast Ohio and continues to forge many partnerships and collaborations at the local, county and state levels. Kristin recently entered her third term as a Councilperson in the City of Parma representing Ward 4, where approximately 9,600 residents currently live. In this capacity, she sits on multiple committees including, the Service Committee, the Finance Committee and the Public Housing Committee. Moreover, Kristin is Chair of the Governmental Operations Committee and Vice-Chair of the Environmental Standards Committee. As a member of City Council, she oversees and votes on a 52 million-dollar budget. Prior to becoming a public official, Kristin worked in the Bedford Courts Civil Division. Kristin prepared the Judges docket schedules, processed new civil complaints, housing cases and continued collections after judgements were rendered.
Kristin is currently a member of numerous Committees and Boards. This list is as follows:
- Cuyahoga County Democratic Executive Committee Member
- Member of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Women’s Caucus
- Executive Board Member of the We are Parma Proud
- Executive Board Member of the Parma School Foundation
- Committee Member of the Housing Task Force
- Committee Member of Quarry District (Founding Member)
Kristin’s considerable involvement in recent years in the affairs of Parma and Northeast Ohio that are substantial and sweeping. Highlights of her initiatives, projects and collaborations fall into multiple categories that include Programs & Initiatives, Legislation, Service & Volunteer Projects.
PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES:
- THE CITY OF PARMA WATER SUMMIT: Kristin planned, organized, and implimented the first annual Water Summit in 2017. The Water Summit discusses important concerns and addresses critical questions from residents regarding flooding issues in the area. More importantly, the summit continues to discuss ongoing improvements and initiatives that address the problems. It has proven to be a very proactive program. She coordinated efforts between the City of Parma, the Cuyahoga County Public Works, Cleveland Water, NEORSD, the Cleveland Metroparks, and West Creek Conservancy.
- THE QUARRY DISTRICT: Kristin worked in tandem with the City of Parma and developers to brand the new Quarry District. The Quarry District is the third locale in Parma after Polish Village and Ukrainian Village. In this capacity, working with the city and developer, I was able to obtain a $35,000 donation to brand this area through the Quarry District non-profit committee.
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY: Working closely with the Mayor of Parma and other members of Council, we helped bring this national initiative to Parma.
FREE LITTLE LIBRARY: Working closely with the Parma City School District and the City of Parma to bring this national program to Parma. The group designed and implemented numerous free little libraries around the city.
WARD 4 GARAGE SALE: In 2016 Kristin created and initiated the first annual Ward 4 Garage Sale. In the following years participation has steadily grown. This past year was the largest to date with over 100 households participating.
- SNOWFLAKE PROJECT: In conjunction with the Cleveland Metroparks and the Parma City School District Kristin spearheaded the snowflake project that showcased the artistic talents of school children from the entire school district.
VALENTINES FOR TROOPS: In coordination with the Parma City Schools approximately 2,000 valentines have been sent to men and women of the Armed Services.
- UKRAINIAN VILLAGE: Partner the Ukrainian Village Committee to discuss implement various projects in the village throughout the year.
MAJOR LEGISLATION: (This represents only a small portion of legislation introduced over Kristin’s tenure)
- WAGE ENFORCEMENT: Kristin introduced an ordinance to enact Chapter 191 entitled “Wage Enforcement” of the Title Nine “Taxation and Fees” of the codified ordinances of the City of Parma.
- CHRONIC NUISANCE FOR PROPERTY MAINTENANCE: An ordinance designed to enforce basic property maintenance by chronic offenders.
- SCHOOL BUS: Kristin introduced legislation that dramatically increased penalties for those who violate motor vehicle laws involving school busses. This legislation is instrumental in ensuring the safety of our students.
- NUISANCE ABATEMENTS: Kristin introduced numerous ordinances in order to improve the quality of life and resolve life safety issues within the Ward 4 neighborhoods.
- THE CITY WATER ACT INTEGRATED PLANNING PHASE 1: Kristin sponsored the first phase of the process which identifies efficiencies from separate wastewater and storm water programs to best prioritize capital investments and achieve our human health and water quality objectives.
- PARMA HOUSING TASK FORCE: As a member of the task force Kristin works closely with the Mayor, Law Director, Safety Director, Building Commissioner and several community members to address property maintenance issues and related issues to housing and rental properties.
- SUMMER SAFETY MEETINGS: Kristin implemented the first ever summer neighborhood safety meetings. This program was featured on channel 19 and is now implemented city wide.
- JAMES LOVELL PARK RENOVATION: Partnered with West Creek Conservancy and Great Lakes Brewery for the cleaning, painting and restoration of James Lovell Park near John Muir Elementary School.
- CREATION OF AN OUTDOOR ROLLER-HOCKEY RINK: In close coordination with Parma Recreation Department, the first ever outdoor roller-hockey rink was opened in 2017.
- PARMA SIDEWALK AND BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT: This program affords the opportunity for residents to improve and repair sidewalks and other areas of their residency.
- QUARRY DISTRICT ANNUAL PICNIC: In 2017 Kristin created and implemented the first annual Quarry District picnic. Residents from the Quarry District neighborhoods attend to share stories, enjoy company and discuss neighborhood improvements.
- HENNIGER HOUSE: Kristin continues to assist with the Henniger House garden club planting flowers and helping maintain the grounds at the Henniger House, which remains the oldest home in Parma.
- ALL FAITH PANTRY: Participates in food distribution on the third Saturday of each month.
- RISE AND LOVE: Distributes household items also on the third Saturday of each month.
- BABA'S YARD: Distributes fresh produce to families in need on the first Tuesday of each month during the months of March-November.
- BROADVIEW MULTI-CARE: Volunteers yearly at the Pierogi-Palooza fundraiser.
- PARMA SENIOR HIGH GIRLS POWER: Meets and discusses leadership roles at the Parma Senior High Girls Power organization.
- FROSTY FEST: In a collaborative effort as part of the We Are Parma Proud non-profit committee I spearheaded the Frosty Fest community event during the holiday season. This event was attended by over 3,000 community members at the Ridgewood Golf Course.
Kristin has been married to her husband Bruce for over 20 years. Bruce is a U.S. History Teacher at Parma Senior High, together they have one son, Logan, attending Hillside Middle School.