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Antony DeMarco 
20 years of proven, successful, private-sector experience including commercial banking, business development and business unit management. Currently I am a co-owner of a Cleveland, OH-based, multimillion dollar, growing enterprise that operates on a nationwide basis and hold the positions of Chief Financial Officer and President of Business Development. In these roles I am responsible for the overall financial strategy and fiscal management of the businesses as well as providing leadership in the administration and business planning of the company.

Current Assignments
  • Councilmember since 2009
  • Member of Public Safety and Enviornmental Committee
  • Member of Public Works Committee


  • Baldwin-Wallace College - Master of Business Administration
  • University of Toledo - Bachelor's of Business Administration with a major in Finance
  • Brooklyn High School graduate

Mary Balbier 
Bio, Photo and Committee Assignments  

Barb Paulitzky 
Bio, Photo and Committee Assignments  

Ron Van Kirk  - Interim Council President
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Kathleen Pucci 
Kathleen has been in office since January 1, 1998 and is currently serving her fourth term. She brings knowledge and experience from a diversified business background to her roll on City Council.

Kathleen has a long history of civic involvement and dedication to our community. Prior to being elected to City Council, she served on the Board of Zoning Appeals for five years, three of them as chairperson, on the Veterans Memorial Park Redevelopment Committee, and as Secretary of the Brooklyn Community Preschool/Childcare Committee. Kathleen was also an officer and on the Executive Board of the Brooklyn Early Childhood PTA.

In addition to serving on and chairing all council committees, Kathleen has served on numerous working committees that examined issues and developed plans to ensure that Brooklyn remains a vibrant community. Kathleen has also dedicated her own time to learn all she can about municipal operations and finances including attending the Elected Officials Academy at Kent State University.

Kathleen and her husband Frank have been married for twenty-eight years and are the proud parents of three sons: Frank is a neurosurgical resident at Rhode Island Hospital, Michael, a recent graduate of Georgetown University, is working for a law firm in New York City, and Kevin is a junior in high school.

Current Assignments
  • Strategic Planning Committee Chair
  • Finance Committee, member and past chair
  • Public Works Committee - Chair
  • Safe Routes to School Committee
  • Volunteer Fire Dependents Board

Previous Assignments

  • President of Council 2009-2011
  • President Pro-Tem 2008-2009
  • Economic Development Committee, past member and chair
  • Planning Commission 2008-2009
  • Big Creek Watershed Committee
  • Zoning Code Review Committee
  • Policy & Procedure Manual Review
  • Master Plan Advisory Committee
  • Safety & Environmental Committee, past member and chair
  • Recreation Board Chair 1998-2000, 2003

Additional Community Involvement

  • Brooklyn Community Improvement Corporation - Secretary
  • Friends of Big Creek Advisory Committee
  • Veterans Memorial Park Redevelopment Advisory Committee 1995-1999
  • Levy volunteer for numerous Brooklyn City Schools' levies
  • Board of Zoning Appeals Chair 1995-1997
  • Board of Zoning Appeals Member 1992-1994
  • Brooklyn 125th Anniversary Committee Member 1992

Kevin Tanski 
Bio, Photo and Committee Assignments  

Deborah G. Tomusko 
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Mary-Jo Banish 
Clerk of Council