Last week, Cleveland City Councilwoman Jasmin Santana joined GCP for a Morning Conversation—a series generously sponsored by PNC. Councilwoman Santana was elected in November 2017 to represent Cleveland’s 14th Ward, which includes Clark-Fulton, Stockyards and portions of the Brooklyn Center, Tremont and West Boulevard neighborhoods. Notably, she is the first Latina council member in the city’s history.
As a council member serving on the Health & Human Services, Safety, Transportation and Utilities Committees, Santana’s work has centered on improving the economic and health outcomes of Ward 14 residents. She is currently leading the way for a masterplan of the neighborhoods she serves that aims to incorporate resident perspectives into the planning process. Prior to her election, Councilwoman Santana worked in various outreach roles with MetroHealth Medical Center and the Hispanic Alliance. She is a proud graduate of Max Hayes Vocation School and lives in the Jones Home Historic Neighborhood with her husband and two teenage children.