Mayor Dennis M. Clough Biography

Experience
  • Mayor, City of Westlake, January 1986 - present
  • Member, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, December 1999 - present
  • Member, Westlake Board of Education, January 1984 - December 1985
  • Internal Revenue Agent, U.S. Treasury Department, October 1982 - July 1985
  • Councilman, City of Westlake, January 1982 - December 1983
  • Officer Manager/Salesman Interstate Industries, May 1976 - October 1982
  • Teacher's Assistant, St. Edward University, Austin, Texas, September 1975 - December 1975

Education


  • Harvard University JFK School of Government Senior Executive Program, 2002
  • Leadership Cleveland, 2002
  • Leadership Ohio, 1999
  • Cleveland State University, College of Urban Affairs, Leadership Academy, 1997
  • Certified Public Accountant - State of Ohio, 1984
  • Baldwin Wallace College, Berea, Ohio, MBA in System/Project Management, 1981
  • St. Edward University, Austin, Texas, BBA, Accounting, 1976
  • St. Edward High School, Lakewood, Ohio, 1972

Professional Organizations & Memberships


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Ohio Society of CPAs
  • U.S. Conference of Mayors
  • National League of Cities
  • Mayors' Association of Ohio, Current President
  • Government Finance Officers Association of U.S. and Canada
  • Cuyahoga County Mayors and City Managers Association
  • Northeast Ohio Legislative Committee
  • Westshore Chamber of Commerce
  • Westshore Council of Governments

Current Volunteer Involvement


  • Leadership Ohio, Board Member
  • Past President and member of Cleveland State Leadership Academy Advisory Board
  • Westlake Kiwanis Club, member
  • Executive Board of Westlake Lions Club, member
  • Community Board of Trustees of University Hospitals St. John Medical Center, member
  • Westlake Community Improvement Corporation, member
  • Westlake Tax Abatement Committee, member
  • Ex Officio member of the Westlake Recreation Commission
  • Westlake Rotary Club, Honorary member
  • Cuyahoga County Mayors and City Managers Association
    • President (1994 - 1995)
    • Vice President (1992-1993)
    • Secretary (1990-1991)
    • Treasurer (1988-1989)
  • Tax Instructor for the AARP/IRS Program (1992 - present)

Previous Volunteer Involvement


  • Past President of the Westlake Jaycees (1982)
  • Charter member of the Westlake Chamber of Commerce (1978)
  • Past member of the Westlake Town Criers
  • St. Edward High School Finance Task Force, (1993, 1998)
  • Westlake Planning, Zoning and Legislative Committee (1982 - 1983)
  • Westlake Planning Commission (1982 - 1983)
  • Former board member, Northeast Ohio Area Coordinating Agency
  • Former member, District One Public Works Integrating Committee
  • Cuyahoga Planning Commission Board (1986 - 1987)
  • Westlake YMCA Advisory Board (1993)