Yates accepts Florida post; Scaffide will serve as city’s mayor


TWINSBURG – City Council president Sam Scaffide is ready to step into the acting mayor’s role upon Mayor Ted Yates’ departure, and it should be known soon when the changeover will occur.

Yates, 53, has accepted the village manager post in Islamorada, a Florida Keys community with a population of about 6,400. He told City Council on May 10 that he could know when he will start his new duties by Council’s May 24 meeting.

Twinsburg Mayor Ted Yates

Scaffide has served on Council for nearly 20 years. He was reelected to the Ward 1 seat in 2019, and his current term runs through 2023.

He currently is service director in Glenwillow, and has been service director for Reminderville and Brunswick. He also was employed by the Summit County engineer’s office and city of Bedford Heights

In the event of a mayoral vacancy, the city charter says if the mayor’s remaining term is more than six months the Council president would serve as acting mayor until the next election. In this case, that would be in November.

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