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Mary Siwierka, Safety/Service Director 
Mary Siwierka

Mary Pronesti Siwierka is a lifelong resident of Elyria and is an accomplished manager with significant experience in public and private sector environments. She holds a Bachelors degree in Organizational Management (cum laude), an Associates of Arts from Lorain County Community College and graduated from Elyria Catholic High School.

In 2008, while working as a Senior Regional Administrator for the Cleveland Clinic, she was selected to participate in the inaugural advanced leadership development program “Leadership Deep Dive” at The Weatherhead School (Case Western Reserve University). She also holds a “Managing in a Healthcare Environment” certificate from the Weatherhead School.

Siwierka has a long history of public service and began working for Elyria City government in 1974. During her early municipal tenure, Siwierka was a member and officer for A.F.S.C.M.E Local 277. She has experience on both sides of the negotiation table and a comprehensive understanding of services and governmental accounting.  She has supported varies governmental financial areas including payroll, accounts payable, and utility billing. From 1983 to 1985 she administratively supported the City of Elyria Engineering Department and served Mayor Michael B. Keys’ administration as office manager for the nearly 15 years.

In 1999, she transitioned to the private sector and began a career in medicine. First managing a large private practice she moved in to large role progressive responsibility. For nearly 12 years in medicine she managed facilities, personnel, and projects for both Dr. John Costin (Lakeland Eye Surgeons) and the Cleveland Clinic both regionally and at the main campus. From 2008 through 2011, she was privileged to serve in a role supporting the first Patient Experience Department at the Cleveland Clinic.

​Mary strongly believes in volunteerism and service to community. She was elected in 2009 to Elyria City Council and served one term as at-large member. During this service she chaired the Public Safety Committee and was a member of the Utilities Committee. She has also served as a member, and Chair, of Elyria’s Civil Service Commission.

​Over the years she has served as a Board Member for the American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, the Elyria Public Library, the Lorain County Chamber of Commerce, the Elyria Child Care and Learning Center, The Linden School and Elyria Catholic Alumni Association. She is an active member and officer of Elyria Rotary.

​​Siwierka and her husband, Gary are the proud parents of one adult son – Evan.

Contact the Safety Service Director:
131 Court Street, Suite 301
Elyria, Ohio 44035

Focus: Property Maintenance/ Public Service


Assistant Safety Service Director
Appointment: Mr. Kevin Brubaker