Veteran public servant and long-time Bay Village City Councilman and City Council President Paul Koomar took the Oath of Office as Mayor of Bay Village at 11 a.m., Sun., Jan. 1 at Bay Village City Hall.
The oath was administered by Law Director Gary Ebert, who served as interim mayor since the retirement of former Mayor Debbie Sutherland in September.
Koomar assumes Bay’s highest office as an accomplished veteran of Bay Village public service. He started as a ward council representative in 2000 and became City Council Vice President in 2004. He advanced to the position of City Council President in 2012. Bay Village City Charter calls for an orderly succession to the office of mayor in the event of a vacancy, starting with City Council President.
Law Director Gary Ebert served as interim Mayor while Koomar, a CPA and Health Business Consultant, contemplated the opportunity to serve the city at its highest level.
Mr. Koomar comes to the office from an extensive background as a healthcare business consultant and at Cleveland Clinic working with senior leadership where he has demonstrated success in the areas of strategic planning, clinical program development and managing a broad range of health care operations. In his role, Koomar has had responsibility for human resources, employee engagement, continuous improvement practices and implementing institutional initiatives.
“I am blessed to serve my family, friends and some wonderful clients. My work and life are about servant leadership,” says Mayor Koomar.