Office of the Mayor


G. Andrew Gardner (Andy) was elected to the office of the Mayor in November, 2019, taking his Oath of Office on January 1, 2020 for a four-year term.  Andy is a lifelong resident of Willoughby Hills.  He is employed as a Senior Counsel in the law firm of Walter Haverfield where he assists his clients with a broad range of commercial real estate transactions.  He has served on the City of Willoughby Hills Charter Review Commission in 2008 and again in 2014 to 2015 where he served as the Commission's Chairperson.  Andy also served on the Willoughby Hills Mayor's Independent Performance Audit Task Force as the Chairperson from 2011 to 2012.  He is currently Chairperson of the American Bar Association Leasing Group (2019 to present), and has served with the group since 2013.  Andy has served on numerous Lake County YMCA Boards and assisted with the 2019 YMCA expansion to Union Village.  

Andy currently serves on the Willoughby-Eastlake City School District Facilities Committee, where he has served as a committee member since 2010.  Andy is married to his wife, Stacey and they have three children, Drew, Aaron and Caroline.  He looks forward to moving the City of Willoughby Hills in a positive direction and will strive to continue the "Residents First" motto for our residents.
Andy Gardner


  • Responsible for the operation of the Administrative functions of the government, such as finance, safety, road maintenance, Mayor's Court, and recreation.
  • Serves as liason to the members of the city's administrative staff and the Mayor. 
  • Receives incoming correspondence to the Mayor.
  • Issues all outgoing correspondence from the Mayor.
  • Publishes documents issued by the Mayor's Office.
  • Manages the content of the city's communications mediums, such as city newsletter, City Website, and WHTV.
  • Administers the WHISPER Program for Seniors.
  • Completes grant applications for funding assistance.
  • Acts as Plan Administrator for the City's health care plan, working to select health care plans and assist employees with health care claims.
  • Serves as representative for internet auctions for surplus vehicle sales.

More details regarding the office of the Mayor are specified in Article II of the City Charter, which can be viewed by clicking here.