Councilwoman Mamie J. Mitchell began her Cleveland City Council tenure representing Ward 6 in 2008. She represents one of the most diverse wards in the city of Cleveland, encompassing Fairfax, Larchmere, Little Italy, Woodland Hills, Buckeye-Shake, Mt. Pleasant, as well as parts of University Circle.
Keeping the community a clean and safe place for Cleveland residents is one of Councilwoman Mitchell’s main concerns. Safety and security in her communities and making Ward 6 a destination where residents are comfortable to live, work and raise families is her continuing goal. She is also promoting job growth and development in Ward 6 and she wants all residents to have the opportunity to provide for themselves and their families.
Councilwoman Mitchell is also supporting and focusing on community and economic development in ward 6 in order to enhance the neighborhood to its full potential. She is fulfilling this objective by partnering to create economic benefits for Ward 6 and city residents by supporting projects such as the St. Luke’s Manor, Doubletree Hotel and Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority's East 115th-Woodland Town homes and Woodhill Homes Community Center projects. Councilwoman Mitchell serves as the vice chair of the Health and Human Services Committee and is a member of the Finance, Utilities and Operations Committees.
Councilwoman Mitchell received her BBA and MBA from Cleveland State University and her juris doctorate (cum laude) from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law. She also received an associates degree from Cuyahoga Community College. Councilwoman Mitchell is a proud graduate of John Hay High School and was recently inducted into the John Hay High School Hall of Fame. As a longtime resident of Cleveland, she is proud of the area she serves and has assisted and counseled many community organizations and served on nonprofit fundraising committees.
Before serving on Cleveland City Council, Councilwoman Mitchell gained extensive experience in public service and diversity as a community relations manager at BP America and as a judicial staff attorney for the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. She also held prior positions at Diamond Shamrock Corporation, which included supervisor of international transportation, and at BP America in pipeline accounting and as a financial analysis for the Alaskan Trading and Transportation function. Most recently, she served as an assistant prosecuting attorney for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office.
Councilwoman Mitchell is a member of the Black Women’s Political Action Committee, an advisory board member of Cleveland State University’s Levin College of Urban Studies, and a trustee for the Cleveland NAACP. She also has served as a trustee for Esperanza, Inc. She wants to serve the Ward 6 community to the best of her ability by supporting and promoting a safe, secure and comfortable neighborhood for all residents.
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