blaine griffinGCP's Coffee with the Candidates series engages regional leaders aspiring to be potential candidates for the 2021 Cleveland mayoral race.

Cleveland City Councilman Blaine Griffin represents one of Cleveland's most diverse wards, encompassing the East Side neighborhoods of Fairfax, Larchmere, Little Italy, Woodland Hills, and parts of Buckeye-Shaker, University Circle, North Broadway, Slavic Village and Union-Miles. Prior to serving on council, he served as executive director of the City's Community Relations Board for over a decade, leading efforts to improve cross-culture relations throughout the city.

Councilman Griffin is originally from Youngstown and is a graduate of Malone College with a bachelor of arts degree in communications and Cleveland State University Maxine Goodman Levine College of Urban Affairs Leadership Academy. He serves as chairman of council's Health & Human Services Committee and sits on four other committees.


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