BOARD MEMBERS

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT ELYRIA

Mike Griffin
Mike GriffinPresident
Director of Affordable Housing at the National Development Council

“From attending St. Mary’s and Elyria Catholic, to meeting my wife, and raising a family, Elyria has been a source of most of the good things in my life.”

Amber Doll
Amber DollVice President/Co-Chair
Director of Special Initiatives at the Finance Fund

“I love Elyria because growing up here gave me my strong foundation of family and friends and ultimately made me the person I am today. I’m passionate about sharing what it means to be an Elyrian with others. ”

Debby Krejsa
Debby KrejsaSecretary
Manager at Elyria Public Libraries, Owner of Cowhaus Creamery, Member of Elyria Arts Council

“I love Ely Square. It is one of the prettiest squares around. I love the older neighborhoods with all their beautiful, stately trees.”

Dave Jezewski
Dave JezewskiTreasurer
President/CEO CommStar Credit Union

“Elyria.  Filled with history and potential.  Abundance of family, corporate, education and religious diversity. Parks and trails to explore. Architecture and art to appreciate. Paced to thrive.  Challenges to conquer.   Hard to spell when heard, hard to pronounce when spelled – that is why I love Elyria.”

Jack Baird
Jack Baird
Former Elyria City Council Member

“I love Elyria!! I’m a lifelong Elyrian and proud of our history and the great citizens who call Elyria home. We are a microcosm of America. Moving forward we are determined to polish our city and improve our image to make Elyria the best ever!!”

Stacy Francis
Stacy Francis
Co-Owner Sibley Incorporated and President of Elyria Apple Festival

“I have lived in Elyria all my life, nowhere else I would rather live. My family, friends, my memories are in Elyria. It has always been a wonderful community, rich in history full of stories from the past, friendly/caring residents, great schools, wonderful parks, always something happening – Elyria is home and I love this City!”

Dan Martin
Dan Martin
Manager at UPS and Downtown Property Owner

“I love Elyria for the city it has been in the past, the city it is now, and the city it can be in the future.”

Achilles Morales
Achilles Morales
Education and Youth Development Director at the Lorain County Urban League

“From the moment that I stepped foot in Elyria, 5 years ago I was shown nothing but love. Elyria, easily became home to me in Fall of 2016. Our city is filled with smiling faces and community members who truly care about the wellbeing of their city. It is because of the pride so many take in being from Elyria, that I have seen so much positive change in the short time I have lived here. To put it simply, I love Elyria because no idea is too small here, I have seen many people’s dreams become reality and I’ve seen how our community can come together to effect change.”

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

Frank Whitfield
Frank Whitfield
Mayor of the City of Elyria
Vic Stewart
Vic Stewart
City of Elyria, Council President
Dawn Calvert
Dawn Calvert
City of Elyria, Assistant Safety Service Director

“I love Elyria because of its beautiful landscape, rich history, and friendly people.”