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District 1 - David Greenspan

Dave GreenspanDave Greenspan’s vision for charter government in Cuyahoga County is to support an atmosphere of honesty and integrity, and to instill a sense of confidence and trust that our government is working for all of our residents and as well as the business community. 

Mr. Greenspan earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration from Troy University in Alabama.  

Mr. Greenspan worked tirelessly to develop his career in finance and operational leadership from a staff accountant to Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and ultimately Chief Executive Officer. His professional colleagues credit him with having financial expertise essential to emerging businesses, and ensuring the financial integrity of both private and publicly traded companies.  

Currently, Mr. Greenspan is the CEO of Green Elk Consulting Services, LLC. He also has held leadership positions with Atlanta Olympic Broadcasting, Turner Media Consultants, and the PGA TOUR Radio Network.  

He is married to Mary Kim Elkins & is the proud father of three children.

Mr. Greenspan is chair of the Council Operations & Intergovernmental Relations Committee.


Contact Information

Cuyahoga County Council
2079 East 9th Street – 8th Floor
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Office: 216/698-2047
Fax: 216/698-2040

District 1

District 1District 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) 
  • 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%.
    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: