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District 1 - Nan Baker
Councilmember Nan Baker served four terms in the Ohio House of Representatives. She represented the 16th House District, which includes Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, Rocky River and Westlake.
Councilmember Baker has been a business owner for more than 30 years. As an active member of the West Shore Chamber of Commerce for two decades, she served as president for two years and currently serves on the Board of Trustees. She was also elected as a member of the Westlake Board of Education and served three terms on Westlake City Council. She stays active with her community through her involvement as a member of Westlake Kiwanis, Westside Professional Women's Connection and the West Shore Republican Club.
Councilmember Baker has been honored with numerous awards throughout her career in public service. In 1999, she was named Honored Woman of the Year by the Westlake/North Olmsted League of Women Voters. She has also been given the Cleveland State University David C. Sweet Award bestowed on distinguished alumni for elected service and the West Shore Chamber of Commerce Hugh Dawson Award in recognition of outstanding service to the business community. In 2009, she received the Chuck McDonald COSE Advocacy Award for her service and dedication to small business. In 2016, she was inducted into the 2016 Olmsted Falls High School Hall of Fame. Councilwoman Baker and her husband Craig have been nominated as the 2017 Mr. and Mrs. Westlake by the Westlake Town Criers.
Councilmember Baker holds an associate degree in business from Lorain County Community College, a Bachelor of Arts from Baldwin Wallace College and is a graduate of the Leadership Academy of Cleveland State University, College of Urban Studies.
Cuyahoga County Council
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Cleveland, Ohio 44115
District 1, which encompasses approximately 42 square miles, includes the cities of Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, Rocky River, and Westlake. The western border of the District is Lorain County, while the northern boundary of the District is Lake Erie. With a 2010 population of 118,137 persons and a housing unit count of 54,069 units, the District contains 9.2% of the County’s population and 8.7% of the County’s housing units.
Quick facts about District 1:
2010 Decennial Census
- The Census showed that in 2000 the total population of District 1 was 120,233 persons. By 2010, the District’s population had declined by 1.7%, to 118,137 persons.
- District 1 exhibited a 2010 population density of 2,831 persons per square mile. Countywide, the population density was 2,800 persons per square mile.
- For persons reporting one race in the 2010 Census, 94.9% were White, 1.5% were Black or African-American, 2.8% were Asian/Pacific Islander, and 0.7% were Some Other Race.
- Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin (which can be of any race) comprised 2.6% of the population in 2010. Countywide, 4.8% of the population was comprised of persons of Hispanic or Latino origin.
- There were 50,560 households in District 1 in 2010, 62.3% of which were family households. Countywide, 58.7% of all households were family households.
- In 2010, 21.8% of the population in District 1 were under age 18, while 18.5% were 65 years of age or older. Countywide, 22.7% were under age 18, while 15.5% were 65 years of age or older.
- In 2010, 93.5% of the 54,069 housing units located in District 1 were occupied. Of those occupied housing units, 38,392 units (75.9%) were owner-occupied. Countywide, 60.9% of occupied housing units were owner-occupied.
2006 - 2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (ACS)
Prepared by the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission, January 2013 http://planning.co.cuyahoga.oh.us/census/.
- The 2006-2010 ACS showed that of all persons who were age 25 or older, 94.4% had a high school diploma or had some additional education beyond high school, while 43.7% of those high school graduates had a bachelor’s degree or higher. Countywide, 86.4% had a high school diploma or had some additional education, while 28.2% had a bachelor’s degree or higher.
- Only 5.6% of all persons who were age 25 or older had not graduated from high school. Countywide, 13.7% of all persons had not graduated from high school.
- The median household income in District 1, at $63,620, was higher than the median income for Cuyahoga County as a whole, which was $43,603.
- In District 1, 5.3% of all persons had incomes that were below the poverty level. Countywide, 16.4% of all persons had incomes that were below the poverty level.
- In District 1, 5.1% of families with children under age 18 had incomes that were below the poverty level, in comparison to the countywide rate of 19.9%.
- In District 1, 4.7% of all persons age 65 and over had incomes that were below the poverty level, in comparison to the countywide rate of 10.9%.
Source: New NEOCANDO, Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, MSASS, Case Western Reserve University, 2000 and 2010 Censuses, accessed 1/14/2013 and 1/24/2013, http://neocando.case.edu/. For Census information regarding Cleveland Wards, see: http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/2010census/cpc.html.