First-Tier Suburbs Council

The First Tier Suburbs Council (FTS) represents cities and towns outside of central cities and inside the ring of developing suburbs and rural areas. We share unique challenges and strengths that should be included in national, state and regional policy discussions. We are diverse with respect to size, demographic characteristics, age and history, resources and governmental structure.

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    Vice Chair


    Mayor Stan Koci


    Councilmember Gary Sherwood



    Stan Koci
    Bedford, Ohio


    Gary Sherwood
    Glendale, Ariz.