Mayor Samuel J. Alai

The Mayor is the chief executive officer of the City. He supervises the administration, is the chief conservator of the peace, and sees that laws and ordinances are enforced. The Mayor has the power to appoint, promote, transfer, reduce or remove any officer or employee of the City, except those elected. He executes on behalf of the City all contracts and is the official and ceremonial head of the City. The Mayor of Broadview Heights also serves as Safety Director.


Terms as Mayor

  • 2019 to present
  • 2015 to 2019
  • 2011 to 2015
  • 2007 to 2011

Terms in Council

  • Council At Large 2003 to 2007
    • Council President 2005 to 2007
    • Council President Pro-Tem 2003 to 2005
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Samuel J. Alai, Mayor
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Professional Background & Education 

  • Serves on the Executive Board of the Cuyahoga County Mayors' and City Managers' Association and the Board of Directors of the Broadview Heights Chamber of Commerce. He is also a Trustee and Founding Member of the Broadview Heights Community Foundation and a Trustee for the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Schools Foundation.
  • Participates in the North Royalton/Broadview Heights Rotary, Chemical Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA), and the Knights of Columbus. He has served in various capacities in other volunteer organizations in the community, including the Chippewa Elementary PTA, Brecksville Cooperative Pre-School, and youth sports coach.
  • Holds a B.A. in Political Science and History from Baldwin-Wallace College. In addition, he has attended numerous workshops, training sessions, and Continuing Education Seminars
  • Married to Terry Alai (a Special Ed. Teacher in the Brecksville-Broadview Heights City School District), the couple has six children: Alicia, Jason, Erin, Amanda, Samuel, and Celeste and six grandchildren.