In 1971, the Westshore Council of Governments was established by the cities of:
The Council was created 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.
Collaborative Projects & Programs
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:
North Ridgeville in Lorain County
Regional Special Response Teams
Member communities have consistently built on past successes by jointly sharing regional Special Response Teams:
Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
Technical Rescue Teams
The Westshore Enforcement Bureau (WEB), a regional vice and narcotics division
Waste Water Treatment
The Rocky River Waste Water Treatment Facility is also co-owned and operated by the cities of:
The chair and meeting host of the Westshore Council of Governments rotates each year. Bay Village was the host and chair in 2020. All meetings of the Westshore Council of Governments are open to the public.