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Councilwoman Dona Brady has served as a member of Cleveland City Council since 1999 and has a long record of public service. She currently represents Ward 11, an area that includes Cudell, West Boulevard, Jefferson and section of Bellaire-Puritas neighborhoods, and the Clifton historic district.

Councilwoman Brady is working hard as the Council representative to maintain and improve the quality of life in Ward 11. She is very much engaged in every aspect of life in her community. She has been successful in promoting economic development, improving public safety, maintaining the ward’s housing stock and developing additional recreational opportunities for families. Re-elected to her fourth term, Councilwoman Brady serves as vice chair of the Utilities committee and sits on the Finance; Health and Human Services; Utilities; and Mayor's Appointment Committees.

Prior to her election, Councilwoman Brady was an Administrator in the Office of Cuyahoga County Prosecutor William D. Mason, Housing Court Administrator for Judge Raymond L. Pianka and served as the Vice-Chairwoman of the Cleveland Board of Zoning Appeals. The Councilwoman is also a past President of Westown Community Development Corporation’s Board of Trustees.

The Councilwoman earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, Cum Laude, in Urban Studies with a major in neighborhood revitalization from Cleveland State University Levin College of Urban Affairs. She also graduated from CSU’s Leadership Academy.

Councilwoman Brady was inducted into the Golden Key National Honor Society and was awarded the 2005 Outstanding Elected Official’s Award from CSU Leadership Academy’s David C. Sweet Alumni Society. Councilwoman Brady has also been recognized by Jobs with Justice for her record of support on behalf of working families.

The International Services Center and American Nationalities Movement awarded her for humanitarian efforts resettling refugees from the war in Kosovo. Recently, Councilwoman Brady was instrumental in establishing a Sister City relationship with Fier, Albania to encourage international trade.  She was elected to the executive board of the Cleveland Cultural Garden Federation in March 2014.

Councilwoman Dona Brady was born on Cleveland’s west side and grew up in one of the many neighborhoods that she has the honor of representing at City Hall. She is married to Dan Brady, a former member of Cleveland City Council and the Ohio House of Representatives, and Cuyahoga County Councilman for District 3.


  • Utilities - Vice Chair
  • Health and Human Services
  • Finance
  • Mayor's Appointments

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