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District 11 - Sunny M. Simon

Sunny Simon 

Sunny Simon has served on Cuyahoga County Council since 2011. She was the inaugural Vice President and is currently Chair of the Education, Environment and Sustainability Committee.

During her time in office, Ms. Simon has worked to make our new County government accessible and transparent and to restore the public trust. She helped to establish the Office of Inspector General and to create the strongest ethics policy in the State. Ms. Simon has sponsored legislation supporting domestic partner benefits for County employees, reducing pesticide use on County property, directing casino revenue to suburban communities and providing veteran housing. She has also supported increased funding for education, safety, youth and senior services.

Ms. Simon is the Vice-Chair of the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission and serves on the Cuyahoga Drug Court Board. She is the former President of South Euclid City Council and founded the South Euclid Humane Society.

Ms. Simon holds an honors degree from John Carroll University and a Juris Doctorate from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. She has a private law practice, and is a member of the Family Law Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. She also served as a volunteer Juvenile Court magistrate in South Euclid.

Ms. Simon is chair of the Education, Environment & Sustainability Committee.

Contact Information

Cuyahoga County Council
2079 East 9th Street – 8th Floor
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Office: 216/698-2035
Fax: 216/698-2040


District 11

District 11District 11, which encompasses approximately 35 square miles, includes the cities of Beachwood, Euclid, Highland Heights, Lyndhurst, Richmond Heights, and South Euclid. The eastern border of the District is Lake County and the northern boundary is Lake Erie. With a 2010 population of 116,060 persons and a housing unit count of 56,792 units, the District contains 9.1% of the County’s population and 9.1% of the County’s housing units.

Quick facts about District 11:

2010 Decennial Census
  • The Census showed that in 2000 the total population of District 11 was 122,833 persons. By 2010, the District’s population had declined by 5.5%, to 116,060 persons.
  • District 11 exhibited a 2010 population density of 3,351 persons per square mile. Countywide, the population density was 2,800 persons per square mile.
  • For persons reporting one race in the 2010 Census, 60.2% were White, 36.8% were Black or African-American, 2.5% were Asian/Pacific Islander, and 0.6% were Some Other Race.
  • Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin (which can be of any race) comprised 1.7% of the population in 2010. Countywide, 4.8% of the population was comprised of persons of Hispanic or Latino origin.
  • There were 51,080 households in District 11 in 2010, 58.9% of which were family households. Countywide, 58.7% of all households were family households.
  • In 2010, 21.6% of the population in District 11 were under age 18, while 18.8% 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, 89.9% of the 56,792 housing units located in District 11 were occupied. Of those occupied housing units, 34,208 units (67.0%) were owner-occupied. Countywide, 60.9% of occupied housing units were owner-occupied.

2006 - 2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
  • The 2006-2010 ACS showed that of all persons who were age 25 or older, 91.4% had a high school diploma or had some additional education beyond high school, while 34.0% 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 8.6% 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 11, at $49,474, was higher than the median income for Cuyahoga County as a whole, which was $43,603.
  • In District 11, 9.9% 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 11, 10.8%, 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 11, 8.3% of all persons age 65 and over had incomes that were below the poverty level, in comparison to the countywide rate of 10.9%.

Prepared by the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission, January 2013

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, For Census information regarding Cleveland Wards, see: