Frank G. Jackson
Currently in his historic fourth term, Mayor Jackson is the City of Cleveland’s longest serving mayor. During his time in office, Mayor Jackson has been an advocate for building equity and opportunity for all Clevelanders in all neighborhoods.
A lifelong resident of the Central Neighborhood, Mayor Jackson began his career in elected office as its City Councilman and, later, City Council President. He is a graduate of Cleveland Public Schools, Cuyahoga Community College, and Cleveland State University – the latter from which he earned his bachelor’s, master’s and law degree. He began his public service career as an Assistant City Prosecutor in the Cleveland Municipal Court Clerk’s Office.
Mayor Jackson’s accomplishments in the city of Cleveland range from finances and operations to development, quality of life and public safety. Some of these accomplishments include developing a performance management program, a management training academy and a mentoring program for City employees to improve performance and accountability, creating Cleveland’s Plan for Transforming Schools, a plan that will lead to systemic change in Cleveland’s schools and dramatic improvement in educational outcomes, building partnerships with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and community organizations to address the causes and impacts of gun and youth violence, and investing more than $265 million in Cleveland’s neighborhoods since 2007, on streetscapes, recreation facilities, and other capital improvements and working with the public sector to encourage more than $7 billion in private development in Cleveland.