A Message from the Candidate

Avon-Lee Belardo’s experience on Avon City Council has been that of protecting homeowners over unpopular development. This is why voters will choose to re-elect him to City Council on November 3.

Using his skills as an attorney, he has worked hard his first term to improve our city ordinances that deal with storm water, by redefining the requirements builders need to meet before they can construct homes and businesses in Avon.

Also, City Council, with his vote, has stopped residential development in areas prone to flooding while passing ordinances to cover existing open ditches along major city streets such as Jaycox Road. However, implementing these changes takes time. His serving on City Council for a second term will ensure the continued passage of ordinances that address similar issues throughout the City of Avon.

During his first term on City Council he accomplished quite a lot including opening the Aquatic Center, approving the building of both the Avon Cleveland Clinic hospital and the University Hospital’s Rehabilitation Hospital, bringing Bendix Corp. to our city and attracting unique commercial development such as Levin’s Menard’s, Meijer’s and Cabela’s to name a few.

In addition, Council has re-aligned the Chester Road-S.R. 611 intersection and has approved plans to widen Chester road as well, thus making it safer. Our challenges as a city have been to keep our infrastructure development ahead of the pace of this development and the council members on City Council have been and will continue to be successful in meeting these challenges for the comfort and safety of our residents.

Storm water management, streets, and safety are just three important areas he will continue to address in his second term. Remember to cast your vote on November 3, 2015 to re-elect Lee Belardo. You may contact Avon City Councilman Lee Belardo at 440-934-3315 or at mail@vote4belardo.com . Thank you your support

Civic Involvement

Civic Involvement

Lee Edwin Belardo
Attorney at Law

McClain & Belardo, LLC
1001 Jaycox Rd., Ste. 1,
Avon, OH 44011
Phone: (440) 934-3315
Fax: (440) 934-2289
E-mail: mail@Vote4Belardo.com

Community Activities:

  • City of Avon Charter Review Commission – Vice Chairperson (2012)
  • Far West Center – Board Member (2011-present)
  • Saint Teresa of Avila Roman Catholic Church
    • Lector
    • Parish finance committee
    • Member, vibrant parish life cluster committee
  • Boy Scouts of America
    • Heart of Ohio Council, Executive Board Member, Vice-President of Membership (2005-2008), Vice-President of ScoutReach (2008-1012)
  • Greater Cleveland Council, Westlake Troop 225 – Troop Committee chairman (2010-present)
    • Dover Rockport District-Friends of Scouting community campaign, Chairman (2013)
    • Dover Rockport District-Friends of Scouting community campaign, Captain (2012)

Legal Experience:

  • L.E. Belardo, LLC – Managing Member
  • James M. Burge, Co. LPA – associate
  • Bradley & Burge, Co. LPA – associate
  • Legal Aid Society of Lorain County – staff attorney
  • Stark County Legal Aid Society – staff attorney

Professional/Bar Association Activities:

  • Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism – 2011 Chairman (member: 2005-present)
  • Ohio Center for Law Related Education – Board Member  (2007-present)
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation – Board of Trustee Member (2010-present), Life Fellow class of 2008
    • Grants Committee
    • Audit and Finance Committee
  • Ohio State Bar Association – Sustaining member
    • Board of Governors (2005-2008)
    • Budget & Headquarters Committee – Chair
    • Advisory Council on Diversity Initiatives – Member (2010-2012)
    • Judicial Election Campaign Advertising Monitoring Committee – Member (2011-present)
    • Commission on Judicial Candidates – Past Member (2010)
    • Council of Governor Member, OSBA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Section
    • OfficeKeeper – Editor
    • Council of Delegates – Past Member
    • Young Lawyers Section – Past Chair
  • Lorain County Bar Association – member
    • Solo Practitioner, Small Firm Committee – Chairman (2011-present)
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association – Member
  • The Lawyers Guild of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland – Member

Education:

  • Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University – J.D. 1995
  • Youngstown State University – B.S. Combined Sciences 1989