Dr. Charles Boester and his family moved to Richfield in 1978. He and his wife, Marci, purchased a large, 1822 house on Route 303 that is believed to have been a waystation for the Underground Railroad.
Soon after arriving, Boester helped plan improvements for the historic center of town and advocated for the vacation of Front Street, the short diagonal road that ran in front of the Taverne, connecting Broadview and West Streetsboro roads.
In 1987, Mayor June Feiber appointed Boester to the village planning and zoning commission. He has served on the board every year since, having been re-appointed by mayors Ralph Waszak, Don Larsen, Michael Lyons and Bobbie Beshara. In 2020 he was elected to village council, which appointed him to the commission as its representative.
Boester was honored for his 35 years of serving on the commission, several of those as chairman. ∞
Six mayors appointed Dr. Charles Boester to the planning and zoning commission. Shown with him (on left in front row) are (l-r) Ralph Waszak, Mayor Mike Wheeler, Bobbie Beshara, Mike Lyons and Don Larsen. Photo by S. Serdinak.
Photo (main / above): Charles Boester walked into a room full of people ready to honor him for his 35 years of service to Richfield Village. Photo by S. Serdinak.