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Cleveland Mayor-Elect Justin Bibb announces 6 co-chairs of transition team

'I have assembled a cross-section of leaders across 10 committees to advance my agenda to make Cleveland a leading American city,' Bibb said.

CLEVELAND — With less than two months until he takes the oath of office, Cleveland Mayor-Elect Justin Bibb has released the six co-chairs on his transition team. This includes:

  • Erika Anthony, Executive Director, Ohio Transformation Fund
  • Paul Clark, Former Regional President, PNC Bank Cleveland
  • Richard Gibson, Pastor, Elizabeth Baptist Church
  • Phyllis “Seven” Harris, Executive Director, LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland
  • Darrell McNair, President & Chief Executive Officer, MVP Plastics Corporation
  • John Ryan, Former labor and nonprofit leader

“I have spent my entire career bringing people together,” Bibb said in a statement. “I have assembled a cross-section of leaders across 10 committees to advance my agenda to make Cleveland a leading American city. I want to be a collaborative mayor. This is the first step into how I will lead. I look forward to feedback and robust ideas to move us forward.”

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Bibb said these co-chairs will oversee 10 committees and construct a plan to handle top priorities on day one of his administration in January. These committees include:

  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Equity in Action
  • Health
  • Modern City Hall
  • Neighborhoods
  • Open Government
  • Safety
  • Talent

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“The transition co-chairs and staff are finalizing the names of the committee members and will release them once confirmed,” Bibb’s team said. “Committee members are being selected for their demonstrated commitment and expert knowledge in each of the subject areas.”

Bibb was elected to serve as Cleveland’s next mayor in last Tuesday’s election against Cleveland City Council President Kevin Kelley.

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