Derrick Abney, At-Large

Derrick Abney is a lifelong resident of Painesville and was elected to Painesville City Council in January 2022. Before being elected, Derrick retired as a City of Painesville employee after 26 years of service in various departments. He is a U.S. Army veteran and graduate of Harvey High School.


Derrick is involved in numerous local organizations including the American Legion (past Commander), Lake County Council of American Legion (past Commander), the VFW, Unity in Community (Founder/President), Band Boosters (President), the National Association of Realtors, Prince Hall Mason, Operating Engineers Local 18 Union, Painesville Community Improvement Corporation, Andy Nowaki Scholarship Committee and 40/8 La Societe. Since 1994, Derrick has been the sole proprietor Abney Family Landscaping.


Derrick believes in representing all people, from all walks of life and that City Council needs to be inclusive in order to grow and progress as a community together. Derrick has six children, all of whom attended Painesville City Local Schools.

Contact Information: [email protected], 440-487-3118

Current Term: 2022-2025