I was pleased to bring Larry Gordon before City Council as an appointee to serve as a member of our Civil Service Commission during last night's Council Meeting (February 7, 2022.)
Mr. Gordon has served in fire safety for the majority of his career, with 41 years invested in a range of capacities, including as a firefighter paramedic for the City of Pepper Pike. He has resided in Beachwood for 51 years, and is member of Beachwood High School’s Class of 1971.
Larry is more than qualified to assume this post because he has a complete understanding of the issues involved with public safety work. His keen perspective was shaped, in part, from working as an instructor at the fire training academy for 29 years. Our own Fire Chief Holtzman attended the Fire Academy wherein Larry Gordon was one of the instructors. He’s seen a lot of people enter the program and he’s had to evaluate them. As he told me, and as I know firsthand from my many years as a fire safety force volunteer, this work is not for everybody.
It takes a high level of commitment to perform well in civil service work, and Larry has a long, successful track record. I know he’ll take pride in carrying out the duties of this position. Please join me in welcoming him as our newest member of the Civil Service Commission.