About Stephanie D. Howse
Stephanie Howse is a caregiver, mentor, and public servant, presently serving as Ward 7 Councilwoman in Cleveland City Council. Her journey in civic engagement spans over 30 years, beginning as a campaign street team member helping her mom, the Honorable Annie L. Key, pass out flyers to help candidates get elected.
Through the years, she has grown to understand the interconnections between the laws created and the social, economic, and physical environments community members face in working toward breaking generational poverty.
Prior to joining Cleveland City Council, Stephanie served as an Ohio State Representative, Educator, Consultant and Engineer. Her range of lived experiences keeps her grounded in the realities of everyday people and motivates her to use her public platform to share uncomfortable truths and engage in uncomfortable conversations to move our community forward for the benefit of all and not just a select few.
Stephanie earned her B.S. in Civil (Environmental) Engineering from Florida A&M University and her M.A. in Environmental Studies from Cleveland State University. Go Rattlers, Go Vikings! A few of her notable honors and recognitions: 2020 Trainer – Progressive Governance Academy, 2019 Honorary Chair – Cleveland Walk to End Alzheimer’s; 2017 Fellow - Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development (Council of State Governments); 2016 Youth Voice Awards Civic Leader Recipient – MyCom.
Today, Stephanie uses her voice to advance racial and environmental justice, close the gender pay gap and create spaces where community members can be heard and valued. Beyond her civic responsibilities, Stephanie enjoys cooking new recipes, watching Netflix, singing/rapping karaoke and is an ever-enduring Cleveland Browns fan.Read More
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Meetings & Community EventsVIEW ALL EVENTS
Complete and Green Streets
June 21, 2022
Tree Commission Reestablished
June 10, 2022
Cleveland Commission on Black Women and Girls Seeks Social, Health and Economic Equality
June 08, 2022
Penalties Increase for Dirt Bike, ATV Riders and Other Nuisance Vehicles
May 24, 2022
Recycling Opt-In Re-Opens, Recycling to Restart Week of June 13th for Some
May 02, 2022