Former Cleveland City Councilor Phyllis Cleveland, Land Management Position in the City’s Department of Public Services


CLEVELAND, Ohio – Former Cleveland City Councilor Phyllis Cleveland has landed a job with the city’s public services department as executive director of government affairs.

Mayor Frank Jackson’s administration confirmed on Wednesday – following investigations by and The Plain Dealer – that Cleveland was hired on June 14.

His duties include overseeing government affairs staff and handling requests for public documents, subpoenas and other inquiries made to the department.

She will be the liaison for representatives of the local government and the Suburban Water Council of Governments. She will work on the ministry’s water equity project and help with legislation and other issues of public utility.

It was not clear on Wednesday whether the job was covered by civil service protection. Cleveland will be paid $ 115,000 per year, according to the administration.

No further details were available.

Cleveland represented Ward 5 for nearly 16 years, winning the election to succeed Jackson on council as he was elected mayor. She resigned effective May 3.

In an interview with and The Plain Dealer, Cleveland said his decision was driven by health concerns. As she recovered, it caused her to reconsider her priorities.

“It makes you think about things,” Cleveland said.

Prior to joining city council, Cleveland served 12 years in the county court system as a deputy county attorney in the tax seizures department and magistrate in the Cuyahoga County Common Plea Court.

Cleveland holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University.


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