Bulan, 67, of 710 Vermilion Road, is seeking her second term as mayor.
A Cleveland native, Bulan also has worked in several positions for the
city including clerk of council, assistant to the mayor and director of
public service. She has a bachelor’s degree in business management from
David Myers College.
Bulan also has served as board members for numerous service and
development organizations. She and her husband, Richard, have two grown
children and four grandchildren.
She said she is running again to continue improving all the roads in the city.
“Just this past May, the citizens of Vermilion passed the first ever
income tax for roads,” Bulan said. “This levy passed with a 75 percent
positive vote in every ward of the city. This is a mandate from our
residents to use these funds only to improve our streets. The City
Council and I are developing a plan for repaving our streets and have
begun to implement this plan. We now have the funds available to
improve the streets in Vermilion.”
Vermilion also has received more than $7 million in grant funds in the
last four years, Bulan said. She pledged to continue to pursue grant
funding for the city.
“Vermilion also has grants for 80 percent of funding for our major
arterial roads in the city, for the Highbridge Road Bridge and traffic
light improvements,” Bulan said. “I will now seek more grants to pay for
the balance of these improvements.”
She’s also a board member of Team Lorain County and the Erie County Economic Development organization.
“Both of these organizations work to bring economic growth and new jobs
to the community,” Bulan said. “I will continue to follow up on all
leads and work toward the development of new jobs in our community as
well as the entire region. Jobs are important for the entire Lorain and
Erie County region.”
Bulan said Vermilion voters should elect her because she truly cares about the city and its future.
“I bring leadership and 30 years’ experience to this city position,” she
said. “In just four short years, I have been able to bring the city
back from an ‘unauditable’ state audit in 2009 and negative balances in
several funds to a balanced budget. We have been able to pass an income
tax levy and have brought millions of dollars of grant funds to the
“The City Council and I work collaboratively toward our goal of moving
Vermilion forward. With a lot of hard work and dedication by our local
government, and volunteer citizens, we have just been named the Best
Hometown by Ohio Magazine. I pledge to work tirelessly for the
betterment of our community.”
-- Richard Payerchin, Morning Journal article from Oct. 22, 2013