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Commissioner Jimmy Dimora, a lifelong resident of Cuyahoga County, has dedicated thirty-five years to public service as a city employee, city councilman, mayor, and county commissioner. Commissioner Dimora began serving in elected office as a two-term councilman in the City of Bedford Heights. In November 1981 he was elected to the first of five consecutive terms as the city’s mayor, serving for a total of seventeen years. In 2000, The Jimmy Dimora Community Center in Bedford Heights was named in his honor. First elected a Cuyahoga County Commissioner in 1998, he was re-elected in 2002 and again in 2006. Commissioner Dimora and his colleagues on the Board of County Commissioners oversee more than 8,500 employees and a $1.4 billion budget that provides a safety net for our most fragile citizens while also contributing to the region’s economic and workforce development needs.
Commissioner Dimora has held a number of leadership positions throughout our community, including every position in the county Mayors and City Managers Association. He is a former member of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, the University Hospitals Health System, Bedford Medical Center Board of Trustees, and is active in many charitable and community organizations. In 1994, he was elected to lead the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party and is currently in his fourth term as chairman. Commissioner Dimora has served three times as the President and three times as Vice President of the Board of County Commissioners. He is chairman of the Cuyahoga County Investment Advisory Committee, the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission and the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Policy Committee.