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District 4 - Charles M. Germana

Chuck Germana A past president of the Parma City Council for 19 years, Charles M. Germana states that a top priority of charter government must be inspiring confidence in the electorate by holding all meetings and transactions in an open, ethical, transparent, and fair manner. His vision is that Cuyahoga County government streamlines operations where necessary and ensures that needed services are delivered in an expeditious and adequate manner. Re-elected to County Council for a 4 year term in 2012, he characterizes the first two years on County Council as setting the standard for how urban Ohio counties should operate.

Since 1971, Mr. Germana has worked as an Independent Insurance Agent with the Four Star Insurance Agency in Parma, Ohio. He has also served as a Board member and Treasurer, Vice-President, and President of the Northeast Ohio City Council Association, as well as a 32-year Board member, Treasurer, and two-time President of the Parma Area Chamber of Commerce. He has also been involved with the Parma Hospital Health Care Foundation, Proud of Parma Committee, and Boy Scouts of America.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Ohio University and is an Army veteran, serving at Fort Knox and 3d Infantry Division, Adjutant General office in Wuerzburg, Germany.

Mr. Germana has been married to his wife, Anne, for 44 years, and has four grown children: Gigi Musarra, Paul Germana, Bridget Wells, and C. Gregor Germana, and four granddaughters, Sophia and Gabriella Musarra, Zoe and Giavana Germana and grandson Landon C. Wells.

Mr. Germana is chair of the Public Works, Procurement & Contracting Committee.

Contact Information

Cuyahoga County Council
2079 East 9th Street – 8th Floor
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Office: 216/698-2013
Fax: 216/698-2040


District 4

District 4District 4, which encompasses approximately 32 square miles, includes the cities of Middleburg Heights, Parma, and Parma Heights. With a 2010 population of 118,265 persons and a housing unit count of 54,489 units, the District contains 9.2% of the County’s population and 8.8% of the County’s housing units.

Quick facts about District 4:
2010 Decennial Census
2006 - 2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Prepared by the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission, January 2013
Source: New NEOCANDO, Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, MSASS, Case Western Reserve University, 2000 and 2010 Censuses, accessed 1/14/2013 and 1/24/2013, For Census information regarding Cleveland Wards, see: