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Mayor Charles E. Smith

Welcome to Woodmere Village, as you take a tour through our village, you will find that Woodmere has a city flair with a rural feel. Woodmere is in close proximity to the Greater Cleveland Area, allowing its residents to get a city feel and still enjoy the peaceful settings of a village. We have over 300 businesses, which includes an upscale outdoor mall and many choices for fine dining. We also have one of the most diverse communities in the Chagrin Valley. I am proud to serve as your Mayor and have prioritized improving communication with the residents through our web site and quarterly news letters. I will work together with city council to upgrade our governmental needs and protect us from economic downturns. Most importantly, I am focusing on making our government more accessible, more sensible and more compassionate for our residents.  My goal is for Woodmere to continue being a model community of the Chagrin Valley for many more years.

As Mayor of Woodmere my goals include:

Improving communication between residents and the Mayor’s office

Supporting our excellent Orange City Schools District

Responsibily managing tax dollars

Improving  infrastructure and bringing Woodmere into the 21st century  

Chagrin widening project

Maintaining our local roads

Maintaining our top rated service departments which include our fire and police departments

Improving relationships with community businesses  

Promoting the development of new businesses

Serving our retired community

Mayor Charles E. Smith is a graduate of Central Arizona College and the University of Phoenix. Charles earned an Associates and Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. Mayor Smith is a former Major League Baseball player and has spent the last sixteen years playing for teams including the Florida Marlins, Atlanta Braves, and has played overseas for teams in Korea, Taiwan, and Japan. Mayor Smith has been married for ten years to his wife, Krista and they have two children named Casey and Cameron.

Mayor Smith welcomes anyone with any questions, suggestions, or concerns to stop by city hall on the first Tuesday of every month, from 10am to 4pm. You may also contact City Hall to schedule an appointment to meet with Mayor Smith. Email Mayor Smith


Mayor Smith Vision for Woodmere

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Mayor Smith & Woodmere Village in the Press

Article: Nov. 11, 2009


Branson Wright interviews John Adams High School graduate Charles Smith, who goes from the mound to Woodmere Village mayor (Nov. 11, 2009)




Article: Chagrin Valley Times Jan. 7, 2010

New Woodmere mayor makes pitch for new direction

Article: Cleveland Magazine.com

January 2011

Most Interesting People 2011: Charles E. Smith

Article: May 7, 2011


Charles Smith tosses baseball aside to serve as Woodmere mayor


June 10, 2011



Ohio audit recommends that Woodmere cut police force




June 30, 2011



Pepper Pike, Orange, Moreland and Woodmere react to merger study talks





July 02, 2011

Cell band

Woodmere ends long wait and begins ticketing drivers for cell phone use: Road Rant






Jan. 20, 2012


Woodmere may shut police department and hire Orange for protection

Jan. 27, 2012




Disband Woodmere Police Department –Sun News editorial




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