As a Council Member FROM 1998 - 2007

  • Founding chairperson of the city's Arts and Culture Committee

  • Played a vital role in the creation and/or revitalization of numerous arts and culture centers throughout Cincinnati

  • Leading advocate for combating neighborhood blight

  • Strong supporter of initiatives to rid neighborhoods of crime, restore neighborhood watches, and bring pride back to the neighborhoods

  • Strong supporter for neighborhood business districts, recognizing their importance in job development and neighborhood pride.

the long list


Cincinnati Council Member 1998-2007

Cincinnati Vice Mayor



Over the Rhine Chamber of Commerce


Founding member of Hamilton County Planning Partnership

Executive Committee of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) Planning Committee


Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission

City of Cincinnati Planning Commission

SW Ohio Regional Transit Authority 

Taft Museum

Cincinnati Music Festival

Cincinnati Preservation Association

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Downtown Cincinnati Inc.

Downtown Progress Group



Arnold's Bar & Grill (est. 1861)

Grammer's Restaurant (est. 1872)

Ludlow Garage Rock Club


CityBeat's Best City Council Member (numerous times)

Over the Rhine Chamber's  Man of the Year (1997)

Charter Committee's Civic Gumption Award (1994)