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Councilperson Norman Martin
Councilperson Ward 2
Norm is a native to Northeast Ohio
and has been actively involved for much of his adult life in civic and
professional leadership positions in Columbus, Lake Township, and now Seven
Hills, the city he is proud to call his home.
formal education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management
from Arizona State University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration
with a concentration in Municipal Management from Kent State University. More
recent educational attainment includes completing post-graduate work in
Economic Development Certificate at Penn State University, earning the
designation of Certified Public Manager from the state of Ohio and he graduated
from the Leadership Stark County Program.
past few years, Norm has been a frequent contributor at city council and caucus
meetings as a citizen of Ward 2. He has been particularly engaged in
development and zoning issues. Norm’s government expertise comes from more than
30 years of state and local government experience in both elected and appointed
positions. Norm previously held an elected position as a township trustee in
Lake Township, Ohio, as well as serving as chairman of the planning commission
in the same township. He is also the former State of Ohio chief elevator
inspector, who managed 55 inspectors and supervisors statewide. Prior to being
appointed Chief, Norm worked as an elevator inspector and then supervisor in
the Cleveland area.
currently employed locally in the private sector as a regulatory codes and
standards officer for a major elevator manufacturer. He previously served as
president of the National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities.