Taxpayer Hero AwardThe Westshore Mayors receive the Taxpayer Hero award from Ohio Auditor of State.


In 1971, the cities of Bay Village, Fairview Park, Lakewood, North Olmsted, Rocky River, and Westlake established the Westshore Council of Governments "to foster cooperation between municipalities in all areas of municipal service. This shall include but shall not be limited to the effective exchange of information, pooling of manpower and resources for the efficient solutions of specific problems dealing with reciprocal services, mutual aid, and parallel action, and the exchange of ideas relating to area wide interest."

The Westshore Council of Governments has a long history of collaborating to increase efficiency by successfully implementing numerous projects and programs. Westshore Central Dispatch opened in 2006 providing more efficient and effective response by merging Fire and EMS dispatch for five communities including Bay Village, Fairview Park, Rocky River, Westlake, and North Ridgeville in Lorain County. Member communities have consistently built on past successes by jointly sharing regional Special Response Teams: Hazmat, Swat, Bomb Squad, Technical Rescue Teams, and the Westshore Enforcement Bureau (WEB), a regional vice and narcotics division. The cities of Rocky River, Bay Village, Westlake, and Fairview Park also co-own and operate the Rocky Rocky Waste Water Treatment Facility.

Current Members

  • Paul Koomar, Mayor of Bay Village
  • Dennis Clough, Mayor of Westlake
  • Patrick Cooney, Mayor of Fairview Park
  • Kevin Kennedy, Mayor of North Olmsted
  • Meghan George, Mayor of Lakewood
  • Pamela Bobst, Mayor of Rocky River


Chairmanship of the Westshore Council of Governments rotates annually. All meetings of the Westshore Council of Governments are open to the public.

Meetings in 2020 will be held in Bay Village.

Meetings are adjourned for the months of July and August. Meetings resume in September.

July Meeting cancelled

June Meeting cancelled

May Meeting cancelled

April Meeting cancelled

March Agenda - Revised

February Minutes

February Agenda

January Minutes

January 2020 Agenda

No meeting in December 2015

Agendas and Minutes for 2015

November Minutes

November Agenda

October Minutes

October Agenda

September Minutes

September Agenda

June Agenda - Meeting Cancelled

May Minutes

May Agenda

April Agenda - Meeting Cancelled

March Minutes

March Agenda

February Minutes

February Agenda

January Agenda

January Minutes