Alan Charnas resigns from the Orange Council to leave the village | Local News


Councilor Alan Charnas announced his resignation from Orange Village Council at its June 8 meeting as his family prepares to move in at the end of the month.

“It is with a very heavy heart that I announce that I am resigning from my position on the Orange Village Council effective June 30,” Charnas said at the meeting. “This will be my last official town hall meeting as a councilor as we are leaving Orange at the end of the month.”

Charnas was first appointed to the board for a five-month term in July 2019 to fill a vacancy following the death of Ronald Barron, but lost the seat after running for a four-year term in November 2019.

He was reappointed to the board again to fill a vacancy in October 2020 after Scott Bilsky resigned in July and moved to Pepper Pike. In November 2021, Charnas was elected for a four-year term.

“It was a huge honor to serve the people of Orange for the second time and to serve with each of the other council members,” he said, adding that the position may be more difficult than it was. seems, but that it is ultimately rewarding.

Charnas was born and raised in Beachwood, graduated from Beachwood High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management and Communications from the University of Michigan. He married New York native Alyson and in 2003 they moved to Orange Village where they raised two sons and a daughter.

In his remarks, he highlighted leaders and future leaders who are dedicated to serving the community, as well as his hope for more mental health resources in the region. Charnas pointed out that although there are many things that divide people, we are more similar than different.

“I think we all want the same thing, which is to live in a place where we feel safe and where we belong,” he said. “I know that for 20 years Orange Village has been that place for me and my family, and it will be greatly missed.”

He said he didn’t know where they would eventually move, but he would rent from Pepper Pike in the meantime.

Charnas is a managing partner at Storage Zone Self Storage and since 2010 has served on the Board of Trustees of Hillel of Kent State University. He served a three-year term as a trustee of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland as a Hillel board representative at Kent State. Her three children have been active volunteers with the Friendship Circle of Cleveland at Pepper Pike.

The board will have up to 45 days from the date of the next regular board meeting, scheduled for July 13, to fill the vacancy.


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