Mayor Rocky Radeff:

Mayor Rocky Radeff officially took the oath of office on January 2, 2024, marking the commencement of his tenure as the city’s newly sworn-in mayor. Prior to his mayoral role, Mayor Radeff served two terms as Ward 2 Councilman, bringing a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of city governance.

A dedicated public servant, Mayor Radeff has a comprehensive background, having previously worked as a city prosecuting attorney. Born and raised in Sheffield Lake, he has an intimate knowledge of the community and a lifelong commitment to its well-being. His roots in the Knickerbocker Knolls off Irving Park Boulevard and his affiliation with St. Thomas Parish underscore his strong ties to the community.

Mayor Radeff is an accomplished graduate of Brookside High School, where he excelled both academically and athletically. He continued his education at Westminster College, participating in two collegiate sports. Graduating Magna Cum Laude from Cleveland Marshall School of Law, Mayor Radeff considers serving as Mayor a privilege and the opportunity of a lifetime.

Beyond his professional commitments, Mayor Radeff is an avid sports enthusiast, particularly enjoys workout and taking walks with his cherished Doberman, Apollo, on Sheffield Lake’s trails. Family is of utmost importance to Mayor Radeff, who hails from a large family and is known for his friendly and accountable nature.

Mayor Radeff’s dedication to community engagement is evident through his extensive involvement with the youth of Sheffield Lake. He has taught and coached at the Avon French Creek YMCA, coached CYO basketball, and sponsored and coached youth baseball. His vision includes expanding activities for the community, with a strong emphasis on supporting our youth.

In his new role, Mayor Radeff aims to energize and empower the residents of Sheffield Lake to actively participate in the city’s forward progress. He encourages community members to join hands in making a positive impact, emphasizing that the reward is greater than the effort invested. Leading by example, Mayor Radeff believes in the significance of making a difference in the lives of others.

Mayor Radeff’s office is located at City Hall, where he is readily available for communication through phone, Facebook, or by appointment. He welcomes the involvement of the community, fostering an open dialogue and a collaborative approach to the city’s development.

For further information or media inquiries, please contact:

440-949-7141 or

Duties of the Mayor

As established in the City Charter, the Mayor is the Chief Executive Officer of the City, and also serves as Safety Director. The Mayor serves as the chief spokesperson for the City and serves as its principal representative. The Mayor supervises the administration of all departments. The Mayor is responsible for developing and managing the City’s annual budget, recommends legislation and resolutions for consideration by City Council, executes contracts on behalf of the City, and serves on the Planning Commission where the City’s Master Plan is developed in collaboration with resident appointees. The Mayor recommends appointments to the City’s various Commissions and regularly attends those meetings as well as meetings of City Council committees.

The position is part-time and the salary is set by City Council-approved ordinance. Elections for the position is held every four years.

Contact the Mayor

Contact the Mayor at City Hall: 440 949-7141 or email He has an open door policy, but given the position is part-time, asks that residents who would like to meet, schedule an appointment by contacting him via email.