Incoming Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval Picks Councilwoman Jan Michele Lemon Kearney Vice Mayor

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A swearing-in ceremony for incoming Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval and the city's nine council members is set for Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Washington Park.

The ceremony won't look like past ceremonies, typically held at Music Hall before a large crowd of friends and family. The event was moved outside, a nod to COVID-19 safety protocols, and will require anyone attending to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.

Pureval, along with members of the incoming council, are expected to ride bikes from City Hall to the ceremony, along with representatives from Tri-State Trails and Groundwork Ohio River Valley.

Then the new administration is planning to get to work. Pureval already announced Councilwoman Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney will be vice mayor and said he would recommend former Cincinnati City Solicitor John Curp serve as interim city manager while a national search is done to replace departing City Manager Paula Boggs Muething.

Cincinnati Mayor-elect Aftab Pureval announces that councilmember Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney will serve as vice mayor during a press conference at Rockdale Academy in Avondale on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021.
Cincinnati Mayor-elect Aftab Pureval announces that councilmember Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney will serve as vice mayor during a press conference at Rockdale Academy in Avondale on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021.

Councilman Greg Landsman will chair council's Budget and Finance Committee and that committee is expected, as soon as during a special meeting Wednesday. to consider Curp's contract.

As they prepare to serve, a little about the new administration.

Meet the new mayor of Cincinnati

Aftab Pureval

Party: Democrat

Age: 39

Neighborhood: Clifton

Pureval is Cincinnati's first Asian-American mayor. He most recently served as former Hamilton County Clerk of Courts, winning that seat in 2016, the first Democrat to do so in 100 years. He ran for mayor against fellow Democrat Councilman and former mayor David Mann, winning 66% of the vote. He is a lawyer, who previously worked at Procter & Gamble.

Meet the new Cincinnati City Council

Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney

Party: Democrat

Age: 65

Neighborhood: North Avondale

Kearney is a lawyer and the co-founder and president of Sesh Communications, which publishes the Cincinnati Herald. She was appointed to council in March 2020 to replace Tamaya Dennard. Kearney will serve as vice mayor, a position selected by Pureval and announced last month. She will also chair council's Healthy Neighborhoods Committee.

Jeff Cramerding

Party: Democrat

Age: 48

Neighborhood: West Price Hill

Cramerding is a labor lawyer and West Side activist. He was part of a group recently helping chart the local Democratic party's future. He serves on the West Price Hill community council and is a founding member of Price Hill Will, a community development corporation. Cramerding has worked on numerous campaigns and is a leader in the county Democratic Party.

Reggie Harris

Party: Democrat

Age: 39

Neighborhood: Northside

Harris is a retired professional ballet dancer, trained clinical social worker and licensed therapist who currently serves as the director of community life for the Community Builders, a nonprofit affordable housing developer. He is also the founder of InContext Advising LLC, where he has worked with local and national nonprofits, educators and health care providers on issues related to mental health, LGBTQ equality and social policy. He was appointed to the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority Board by the Hamilton County Commission in January 2020 and currently serves as the board chair for Equality Ohio. He will chair council's Equitable Growth and Housing Committee.

Mark Jeffreys

Party: Democrat

Age: 52

Neighborhood: Clifton

Jeffreys is an entrepreneur, who formerly worked at Procter & Gamble for 16 years. He is an elected trustee for the Clifton Town Meeting and the Cincinnati Parks Foundation. He also is a founder of Go Vibrant, the largest network of urban walking routes in the country. He's the son of an immigrant and husband to Pamela, a pediatrician on the west side. He grew up working poor and worked his way through college in construction and as a janitor. He's spent the past dozen years creating equitable opportunity in Cincinnati: bringing athletics to hundreds of CPS kids, making the streets safer to walk and bike and creating the GoVibrantscape at Smale Park.

Scotty Johnson

Party: Democrat

Age: 59

Neighborhood: Mount Airy

Johnson was a Cincinnati Police officer for 33 years and was the president of the Sentinel Police Association, a group of black officers whose mission is community policing. Johnson worked behind the scenes on the Collaborative Agreement between the police department and citizens after the 2001 civil unrest. He is an elder at Christ Emmanuel Christian Fellowship Ministries in Walnut Hills. He will chair council's Public Safety and Governance Committee.

Liz Keating

Party: Republican

Age: 37

Neighborhood: Hyde Park

Keating was appointed in December 2020 to replace P.G. Sittenfeld, who was suspended from council after being indicted on federal corruption charges. She is the marketing director for the Jim Stengel Co., a marketing and consulting think tank. She's the daughter of the late Bill Keating Jr., a lawyer who was known for his community involvement, and the granddaughter of former Enquirer publisher and U.S. Rep. Bill Keating, who died in May.

Greg Landsman

Party: Democrat

Age: 44

Neighborhood: Mount Washington

Landsman runs a consulting firm called the 767 Group that focuses on education and child advocacy work. He first won election in 2017. While on council, he worked to pass an eviction-prevention program. Prior to council, Landsman was best known for his work on the Cincinnati Preschool Promise campaign.

Meeka Owens

Party: Democrat

Age: 43

Neighborhood: North Avondale

Owens graduated from Purcell Marian High School before getting a bachelor's degree from Miami University, and a master's degree in education from Xavier University. She works on contract as a Social Responsibility Officer with the Hamilton County Board of Health. An organizer at heart, she co-founded the Greater Cincinnati Voter Collaborative. She teaches a dance class at the YMCA. She will chair council's Climate, Environment and Infrastructure Committee.

Victoria Parks

Party: Democrat

Age: 63

Neighborhood: College Hill

Parks recently served as Hamilton County Commissioner, appointed to replace Todd Portune before Portune's death. Prior to that, she was Portune's chief of staff. She served in the U.S. Air Force from 1976 to 1980.

This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval and new council to be sworn in Tuesday

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Meet the new leaders: Incoming Mayor Aftab Pureval, 9 Cincinnati council members to be sworn in Tuesday

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Meet the new leaders: Incoming Mayor Aftab Pureval, 9 Cincinnati council members to be sworn in Tuesday