Councilwoman Jasmin Santana was elected to represent Cleveland’s 14th Ward in November 2017. She is the first Latina council member in the City’s history and represents Clark-Fulton, Stockyards, and portions of Brooklyn Centre, Tremont and West Boulevard neighborhoods. She serves on four council committees – Health & Human Services; Safety; Transportation and Utilities. She is also Council's representative to the City's Community Relations Board.
Councilwoman Santana worked as an outreach coordinator with the non-profit Hispanic Alliance, focusing on public safety, lead abatement and various social issues. She also worked for MetroHealth Medical Center, promoting health and nutrition education in the Hispanic community. While at MetroHealth, she helped develop the first grassroots Latina breast cancer education program in Northeast Ohio.
Councilwoman Santana is a graduate of Max Hayes Vocational School. She is currently studying non-profit administration and public health through a dual program with Cuyahoga Community College and Cleveland State University. She lives in the Jones Home Historic Neighborhood with her husband and two teenage children.