About Dan

405981_10151383882521480_134271535_nNorth Royalton Ward 3 Councilman Dan Langshaw first came into office by being appointed on March 28, 2013 to fill the Ward 3 seat vacancy after the death of the late Councilman Don Willey. On November 5, 2013, Dan was elected to a two year term of his own. Currently Dan is serving in his second elected term on Council since being re-elected on November 3, 2015.

Dan is a over 25 year resident of North Royalton. He is honored to be serving his community and being a voice for the residents of Ward 3 on the North Royalton City Council.

As a North Royalton High School Alumnus, it was Dan’s education in the North Royalton City School District that helped propel him towards a college degree and a career in public service.

A year after graduating from high school, Dan decided to put his college education on hold while attending the University of Akron to help serve his country as a member of the United States Army. Unfortunately his service was cut short due to an injury, which earned him an honorable discharge.

Returning back home as a young veteran, he decided to continue his college education and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cleveland State University. Dan became an advocate for Veteran’s issues and solving the educational funding crisis here in the state of Ohio.

Soon after two failed levies and a need for new leadership on the North Royalton School Board. Dan decided to run for the school board to help serve his community during tough economic times. Dan campaigned hard by going door to door and knocking on over 6,000 doors of homes throughout the district and wore out two pairs of shoes in the process.

On November 3, 2009 Dan at the age of 23, became the youngest resident ever in the history of the North Royalton School District to be elected to the School Board. Some notable accomplishments of Dan’s were spearheading changes in Board policies to allow audio recording of all school board meetings and increased public transparency. He hosted Monthly Constituent Coffees which allowed the community to sit down and share their questions and feedback about the school district with him. Dan created a program called “Operation North Royalton Cares” that collects school supplies for families of North Royalton students in need; in 2012 the program helped a total of 93 students and 38 families living in the community. As the Board Legislative Liaison, on four separate occasions Dan gave testimony before the Ohio General Assembly in Columbus on various proposed legislation that would have an impact on the North Royalton City School District. He even organized a series of regional roundtable discussions to engage key lawmakers and policymakers in the area to encourage positive changes in public education. All of these accomplishments help earn Dan the honor of being chosen as a recipient of the 2012 Award of Achievement from the Ohio School Boards Association.

Transparency, communication, and advocacy have been the hallmark of Dan’s tenure on the North Royalton School Board and continue to be as a Councilman on the North Royalton City Council.  As a result, Dan was recognized as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top 25 Under the Age of 35 Movers & Shakers Award honorees for 2014 by the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club. Dan is proud of what he has accomplished on behalf of his community and positive record of service.

On City Council Dan services as Chair for the Storm Water Committee, Vice Chair for the Safety, a Member of the Review & Oversight Committee, and is a Member of the Northeast Ohio City Council Association.

Dan is also very actively engaged in the community and a member of various civic groups and activities such as North Royalton Alumni Association, American Legion, North Royalton Kiwanis Club, North Royalton Educational Foundation, Disabled American Veterans, Strongsville VFW Post 3345, North Royalton Athletic Boosters, North Royalton Historical Society, North Royalton Food Bank Volunteer, Operation North Royalton Cares, Blossom Hill Human Rights & Behavior Committee, North Royalton Middle School PTA, North Royalton Youth Baseball League Coach, CYO Basketball Coach, Eucharistic Minister, and lifelong parishioner of St. Albert the Great Church. Also as an active alumnus Dan has self-sponsored since 2005 the, “Dan Langshaw Leadership Scholarship”, a local college scholarship awarded each year to graduating seniors at North Royalton High School that recognizes the achievements of student leaders in the district.

Besides serving on City Council, he works as a Veterans Service Representative for the VA helping fellow veterans and their families. Dan is married to his wife Marissa. They are excited to raise their family here in North Royalton with their son Henry and their dog “Missy”.