Cleveland Heights announces new council member
To the editor:
Last week, I was very pleased, on behalf of City Council, to announce the selection of Cleveland Heights resident Craig Cobb to fill the unexpired term of former Councilperson Cheryl Stephens.
It was a truly rewarding process with over 30 residents applying for the position, and each one bringing a variety of experiences and interests to the table. We are thrilled to welcome Craig to the Council and believe he will be a great asset to us and to the city. Craig’s knowledge and experience with city government will be immediately capitalized on as we go forward with a number of important issues.
Craig, a longtime resident of Cleveland Heights, currently serves as the chair of the Planning Commission, and also served as a member of the recent Charter Review Commission. He is employed by Farmers Insurance Exchange where he is a Branch Legal Office Managing Attorney.
In accepting the position, Cobb said “I am proud and honored to have been selected to serve the community of Cleveland Heights, a city I love and have called home for many years.”
To maintain the utmost transparency, all applications were posted on the city’s website, along with a video interview conducted by the League of Women Voters. The City Council was committed to doing its due diligence,and in the end it was Craig’s experience with city government that directed our decision making. We welcome him aboard and look forward to his contribution.
Craig will be sworn in as a member of Council on Monday April 15th at the regularly scheduled Council meeting at 7:30pm. We invite any interested residents to attend.
Carol Roe is Mayor of the city of Cleveland Heights.