Elected Officials

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Trustee/Chair

Russell "Russ" F. Mazzola

Phone: (330) 523-0362
Fax: (330) 650-0815
Email: [email protected]


Chair Russ Mazzola was elected to the Board of Trustees in November 2017 and took office Jan 1, 2018.  Russ, along with his wife, Tricia, and two sons, Sam and Ben, has been a resident of Northfield Center Township for over 14 years.  Russ holds an undergraduate degree in Organizational Communication, from Ohio University, and an MBA, from Cleveland State University.

He has 20 years of experience working in the banking industry with roles that include operational risk, business controls, workforce management, and operations and credit.  During his free time, Russ loves spending time with his family and enjoying the outdoors.

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Trustee/Vice-Chair

Paul G. Buescher

Phone: (330) 467-9451
Fax: (330) 650-0815
Email: [email protected]


Vice-Chair Paul Buescher is a lifelong resident of northern Summit County and has served as a Northfield Center trustee since 2006.  Prior to moving into Northfield Center, in 2000, Paul served on several boards and committees in the City of Twinsburg, where he grew up and founded its current Environmental Commission.  Since taking office, Paul has kept hundreds of residents informed on Township topics, and responded to numerous residents’ concerns and questions, through his emailed newsletter.  He, also, originated the Historical Society of Olde Northfield’s Bicentennial Committee, which spearheaded the 2007 time capsule burial event.

Paul retired from the Chrysler Corporation as an industrial construction electrician and troubleshooter.  In his spare time, he is a photographer, recovery scuba diver, and an emergency preparedness consultant. As an active Amateur “Ham” Radio operator, Paul has put Northfield Center on the “world map” through regular contacts with friends in over 150 countries.

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Trustee

Richard "Rich" H. Reville
Trustee Representative for Zoning

Phone: (216) 538-6305
Fax: (330) 650-0815
Email: [email protected]


Trustee Rich Reville has been serving as a Township trustee since January of 2004.  He and his wife of 46 years, Denise, have been residents of Northfield Center for over 40 years.  Prior to running for elective office, Rich served on numerous Township boards and commissions, including the Board of Zoning, Board of Zoning Appeals, Northfield-Macedonia Cemetery Board, and North Hills Water District.

Rich possesses nearly 50 years of business experience and is, currently, a manufacturer’s sales rep.  He, also, devotes considerable time to several charitable causes (e.g. the Matthew 8:20 Program, which feeds the poor and homeless).

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Fiscal Officer

Andrew LaGuardia

Phone: (330) 467-7646 ext. 4
Fax: (330) 650-0815
Email: [email protected]


Fiscal Office Andy LaGuardia has lived in Northfield for 44 years.  His parents moved here in 1974 from the Cuyahoga Falls area, due to its great location between Akron and Cleveland.  Andy attended grade school at St. Barnabas and high school at Walsh Jesuit.  He graduated from the University of Akron in 1994.

Andy has been married for almost 17 years and has 3 boys.  He was first elected to the Fiscal Office post in 2012.  When he is not keeping the Township on track fiscally, Andy is a Hematology Oncology Consultant for Celgene.  His hobbies consist of coaching sports for his boys, singing in a garage band, being involved at St. Barnabas Church, golfing, and travelling.