• June 2, 2015

Top paid mayors in Ohio - Cleveland Jewish News: News

Top paid mayors in Ohio

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Friday, July 12, 2013 8:00 am | Updated: 12:17 pm, Fri Jul 12, 2013.

The Cleveland Jewish News compiled a list of the highest paid mayors in Ohio. This includes salary and no other benefits.

1. Michael B. Coleman, Columbus

Salary: $172,981 Population: 797,434

2. Donald L. Plusquellic, Akron

Salary: $148,636.80 Population: 198,402

3. Dennis Clough, Westlake

Salary: $143,000 Population: 32,479

4. Frank G. Jackson, Cleveland

Salary: $136,758.48 Population: 393,806

5. Mark Mallory, Cincinnati

Salary: $122,632 (as of 2010) Population: 296,223

6. Michael P. Bell, Toledo

Salary: $122,400 Population: 286,038

7. David J. Berger, Lima

Salary: $120,289.80 Population: 38,693

8. Timothy DeGeeter, Parma

Salary: $112,580 Population: 80,968

9. Chase Ritenauer, Lorain

Salary: $111,932 Population: 64,152

10. James A. Smith, Avon

Salary: $110,000 Population: 21,210

11. Merle S. Gorden, Beachwood

Salary: $106,659 Population: 12,000 approx.

Source: City governments

Welcome to the discussion.


  • Merle Gorden Makes Me Embarrassed To Be Jewish posted at 2:34 pm on Sat, Jul 20, 2013.

    Merle Gorden Makes Me Embarrassed To Be Jewish Posts: 4

    An intentionally misleading list. If Gorden is going to be paid for doing what he claims are three full-time jobs, then if he's not working at least 120 hours per week (40 x 3), he's robbing even more money from the taxpayers.

    He can't have it both ways. Neither can you, Cleveland Jewish News. Either he's making nearly 200 grand to serve as Beachwood's mayor (not including the other compensation he receives), or, he's working at least 120 hours per week to fulfill his three full-time job duties. Which is it.

  • Bwoodcultureneedstochange posted at 5:11 pm on Fri, Jul 12, 2013.

    Bwoodcultureneedstochange Posts: 7

    CJN kinda forgot to mention the Mayor's total comp is almost $200k that that wasn't relevant to this story.

    Very friendly article written by CJN. Who wants to bet that a recent commitment of City dollars has been made for advertising in the CJN?

    The Mayor is using City money to help rehab his personal image prior to the November election. The City's treasury is not his campaign fund.

  • beachwoodisgettingrobbed1 posted at 9:27 am on Fri, Jul 12, 2013.

    beachwoodisgettingrobbed1 Posts: 5

    Are you serious Jewish News. Don't you have any dilemma that this might be a little misleading? Don't at the very least you should have put a bit disclosure saying "the mayor's total compensation from the City of Beachwood is slightly over $198,500 because he also gets paid as the Safety Director and claims he has never taken one single personal or vacation day since 2003 and cashes in 100% of allotted vacations days to get an extra $15-$17k each year".

    According to the City of Beachwood Law director when defending the Mayor's cashing in of vacation time, "Since the 1960s, it has always been one position and safety director was not a separate full time position". Before the current mayor, there wasn't a safety director but it was the mayor's responsibility to oversee the police and fire department.

    No suburb Beachwood's size has a full time position as safety director. They created that additional title, even thought it came with no more extra work as it was always the responsibility of the Mayor to justify the salary.