About Us

The Cuyahoga County Council is an 11-member body elected by the residents of our neighborhoods. The Council makes policy decisions for the effective functioning of County government, and is a link between government agencies and citizens. It has legislative and taxing authority for the County, and is a co-equal branch of the County government with the executive branch. This form of government for Cuyahoga County was established in January 2011, replacing the three-member Board of County Commissioners, when the Charter form of government adopted by voters went into effect.

All Council meetings are open to the public and take place on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. Council Chambers are located on the 4th floor of the Cuyahoga County Administrative Headquarters at 2079 East 9th Street, Cleveland, OH 44115. Citizens can also engage directly with their District representatives. Read about the Council committees.

Council Committee Assignments Council History

Council Members

Council Members

District 8: Pernel Jones Jr., President
District 10: Cheryl L. Stephens, Vice President
District 1: Patrick Kelly
District 2: Dale Miller
District 3: Martin J. Sweeney
District 4: Michael P. Byrne
District 5: Michael Gallagher
District 6: Jack Schron
District 7: Yvonne M. Conwell
District 9: Meredith M. Turner
District 11: Sunny M. Simon

Contact Us




Contact Us Form

Cuyahoga County Administrative Headquarters
2079 East Ninth Street, 8th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44115


Council Administrative Staff

Clerk of Council

Joseph Nanni, Chief of Staff
Phone: 216-698-2520
Michael W. King, Special Counsel
Phone: 216-698-2239
Molly M. McGinnis, Office Manager
Phone: 216-698-2010
Trevor McAleer, Legislative Budget Advisor
Phone: 216-698-6472
LeVine Ross, Senior HHS Policy Advisor
Phone: 216-443-8421
Cynthia L. Mason, Policy Advisor
Phone: 216-698-2042
Laura M. Black, Policy Advisor
Phone: 216-698-3156
Devyn Giannetti, Communications & Outreach Specialist
Phone: 216-698-3562
Andria Richardson, Clerk of Council
Phone: 216-698-2020
Janine D. Carter, MPA, CMC, Deputy Clerk of Council
Phone: 216-698-7208
Sharon Georgakopoulos, Assistant Deputy Clerk of Council
Phone: 216-698-2180



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