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About Nicholas Celebrezze

Nick Celebrezze With Joe Biden

In January of 2012, Nick Celebrezze was appointed to serve as State Representative of the 15th District, leaving his position on Parma City Council Ward Three, a seat he held for six (6) years.  During his time on Council he worked tirelessly in improving the safety, infrastructure, and the quality of life not only in Ward Three but throughout the City of Parma.

Because Councilman Celebrezze was a former Cuyahoga County Adult Probation Officer and Assistant County Prosecutor he recognized the importance of keeping Parma’s streets safe for its citizens.  Not only did he sponsor legislation that was critical in ensuring that Parma remained one of the “safest cities in the nation”, he also authored the legislation that made parents financially responsible for the criminal actions of their minor children.  Additionally during his tenure on Council, the City was able to build two-state of the art fire stations that will serve its residents far into the future.

As Chairman of the Planning Committee, the improvements to the infrastructure of Parma was also a vital part of his accomplishments.  He was proud to co-sponsor, along with council colleagues, a regional approach to solving the City’s long standing sewer problems by entering into a Partnership with the Cuyahoga County Sanitary Sewer Engineers.  This ongoing project has already led to $3.7 million dollars of improvements throughout the City including two major sewer improvements in Ward Three. The importance of regional cooperation was also highlighted by the City of Parma’s recent partnership with Parma Heights in an effort to not only improve safety and service but to also save taxpayer dollars.

When first elected to Council, Nick was a constant advocate of bringing pride back to the northern Wards of Parma, a goal that met its fruition with the creation of Ukrainian Village in the heart of Ward Three, which has led to business expansion and  and has seamlessly blended cultural heritage and economic resurgence.

Nick was born November 22, 1977 at Parma Community Hospital, the youngest of three children.  His mother, Daria Y. Celebrezze, a former school teacher, grew up in Parma where her family owned a business and were active in St. Josephat’s parish.  His father, Judge James P. Celebrezze, a lifelong resident of Cuyahoga County, has been in public service for six decades, and has had the opportunity to be elected to every branch of government.  His older sister Leslie Ann is currently serving as a Judge on the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, and his older brother Jim is a Physician and Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.   

Nick is a graduate of the University of Akron, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree With Honors from the Bliss Institute of American Politics,  and Cleveland Marshall College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctorate.  He was admitted into the practice of law in May of 2004 and presently  owns and operates a small family-owned law firm in Parma. 
Nick is also active throughout the community as a member of the Parma Jaycees, the Parma Bar Association, the Ohio Bar Association, the North East Ohio City Council Association, the Justinian Forum, and is the elected Chairman of Partizan Ohio Sports Club, which encourages sportsmanship and public service throughout North East Ohio.  He was elected by the citizens of Parma to serve on the Parma City Charter Commission in 2003 and has proudly donated his time every year for the Parma Animal Shelter adopt-a-thon. In September of 2011, Nick was named the official color commentator for local television high school soccer matches for PACTV.

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