Following over 30 years of civic involvement; including 22 years of service as Councilman, Patrick Ward was elected Mayor of the City of Lyndhurst in November of 2015. After spending 40 years in transportation Mayor Ward retired from his private-sector duties to devote full time to the City.
In addition to his career as a trucking company executive and service on the Lyndhurst City Council, Patrick Ward served as member of the Board of Directors of Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School – Chardon, Ohio, as member of a lay advisory Board to the Sisters of Notre Dame and on the Board of The 250 Committee which raises funds for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Organizations. He is a 1973 graduate of Saint Ignatius High School and attended John Carroll University.
Currently he serves as President of the Hillcrest Council of Councils, President of the Suburban Police Anti-Crime Network (SPAN), Regional Council of Governments President for R.I.T.A., member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of Senior Transportation Connection (STC), member of the Cuyahoga County Emergency Services Advisory Board (CCESAB), Chairman of the Suburban Council of Governments for the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, member of the Board of the Heights-Hillcrest Regional Chamber of Commerce, member of the Board of Destination Cleveland, and Chairman of the Council of Governments for the Community Partnership on Aging. Each involvement receiving active, engaged participation.
Mayor Ward is married to his wonderful wife of 46 years, Judy and they have three adult children, Patrick, William, and Linda as well as two grandchildren, Patrick and Grace.