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Name: Nino Monaco
Occupation: Building director, city of Pepper Pike
Education: State Teacher's Institute, G. Lombardo Radice, Italy
Political affiliation: Nonpartisan
Office sought: Council
Previous political office sought or held: Council
Statement: My goal in running for Mayfield Heights City Council is to use my knowledge and experience in the service of our residents and in the spirit of the continuous improvement of our community. As an active resident of Mayfield Heights for over 31 years, seasoned building professional with more than 20 years of experience, avid volunteer, and current city councilman, I am uniquely qualified to represent and address the needs of our city.
I have extensive experience in the inner workings of Mayfield Heights and similar cities, holding positions as the building director for Pepper Pike, Building Inspector for Mayfield Heights and Lyndhurst, and plumbing inspector for Richmond Heights.
In addition to my knowledge and experience, my passion for the city of Mayfield Heights and involvement in the community make me an ideal candidate for city council. I personally founded the Mayfield Heights Challenge 5K Road Race to raise funds for city programs and initiatives and have volunteered at various Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, and Gates Mills city functions including the Community Unity Days, Cruise Nights, Holiday Lighting Ceremony, Parades, and many more.
An active participant of Pepper Pike city council, department head management, road and safety, planning and zoning, and architectural review meetings, I am very well-versed in the issues and opportunities facing cities like ours as well as the views and perspectives of our residents.