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Councilman Zack Reed is honored to have been given the responsibility to serve the southeast side of Cleveland since 2000. He currently serves Ward 2, which includes the Mt. Pleasant, Union-Miles and Mill Creek neighborhoods.

Councilman Reed has made the revitalization and safety of Mt. Pleasant a priority. Through his zero tolerance for crime policy, he secured funding for surveillance cameras throughout the neighborhood, implemented gun buybacks, allotted money for patrols of off-duty police officers, and helped Mt. Pleasant receive a Weed and Seed distinction.

In an effort to make the southeast side of Cleveland a destination location, Councilman Reed strives for an environment friendly to economic development. He has worked to revitalize small businesses in his neighborhood by partnering with community leaders. He has also developed a revitalization plan for the Kinsman Road Corridor and the E. 116th Street Corridor.

Councilman Reed serves as a member of the Transportation, Municipal Services and Properties, and Workforce and Community Benefits Committees.

Reed began his public service career working for the State of Ohio. He worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps and ran the federal Youth Apprenticeship Program, where the City partnered with unions to hire youth from public housing. Reed was asked to come to San Francisco to work with Mayor Willie B. Brown to improve public housing, and later became the Intergovernmental Affairs Officer. Among his achievements, he secured over $30 million to help San Francisco obtain the most improved public housing in the nation.

A graduate from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Reed grew up in Mount Pleasant. He attended Golden Gate University and is working toward his bachelor’s in Urban Planning at Cleveland State University.

He is a member of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials.


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Jul 25, 2015 - Councilman Reed Hosts Annual Family Unity in the Park Councilman Reed Hosts Annual Family Unity in the Park Mar 19, 2015 - Ward 2 State of the Ward Address Councilman Zack Reed will discuss current safety and economic development in Ward 2 and inform residents of the many positive things to come. Dec 16, 2014 - Zack Reed & Friends 19th Annual Marine Toys for Tots Party and Fashion Show Signature annual holiday charity event raises toys and funds for children in Northeast Ohio Apr 18, 2012 - Annual Ward 2 State of the Ward Address Annual Ward 2 State of the Ward Address Nov 20, 2011 - Free downtown meter parking on Black Friday, November 25 Councilman Reed sees this as an economic boost to the city by enticing shoppers to patronize downtown establishments during the holiday season.