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Meredith M. Turner
| Cuyahoga County Council District 9
Meredith M. Turner is a graduate of Shaker Heights High School. She is a former educator and coach in the Cleveland Metropolitan and Shaker Heights City School Districts, a U. S. Senate Alumna having served over ten years as an Immigration Caseworker, Regional Representative and Constituent Services Liaison for United States Senator Sherrod Brown. Before joining the council, Meredith worked as an Election Official at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in the Ballot & Tabulation Department: Absentee Ballot Division coordinating voting processes for voters with visual impairments, and other disabilities, as well as those confined in nursing homes and jails. Meredith additionally had the great responsibility of managing the absentee ballot application rejection and corrections processes.
Councilwoman Turner has always been committed to empowering her community through civic engagement and has been active in electoral politics at federal, state, county, and local levels by supporting candidate and issues-based campaigns as a volunteer. She has been a part of every 11th Congressional District Community Caucus Annual Labor Day Parade and Festival Executive Committee since 1998. Meredith has been an active and life-long member of the Democratic Party. She holds leadership roles as a Cuyahoga County Democratic Party Executive Committee Member, Shaker Heights Democratic Club Member, and Cuyahoga County Women’s Democratic Caucus Steering Committee Member. Meredith also has elected experience as a Delegate to the National Democratic Conventions in 2012, 2016, & 2020.
Ms. Turner’s passion projects have consisted of advocacy efforts to pass Aisha’s Law (HB3), working with CommEN Strategies, a women & minority-owned company to help repeal the worst energy bill of the 21st century, HB6, and consulted with Cray Consulting Group, Inc. to administer a grant opportunity entitled: the Greater Cleveland Environmental Justice Local Journalism Collaborative in partnership with the Cleveland & George Gund Foundations.
A resolute public servant, Ms. Turner has served on the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas High-Risk Domestic Violence Court Advisory Committee, Cuyahoga County Corrections & Planning Commission, City of Shaker Heights Fair Housing Review Board, the Black Professionals Association Charitable Foundation, and the FBI Citizen’s Academy.
Councilwoman Turner believes that education is a passport to the future. She holds an Associate Degree from Cuyahoga Community College, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Chicago State University and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Cleveland State University.
She is a founding member of the Cleveland Chapter of the National Congress of Black Women, an active member of the Greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, where she serves as the chair of the Social Action Committee and is a former member of the National Social Action Commission.
Councilwoman Turner is the Chair of the Human Resources, Appointments and Equity Committee, and is a member of the Finance & Budgeting Committee, the Public Works, Procurement & Contracting Committee and the Health, Human Services & Aging Committee.
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