Black Women and Girls Commission - City of Cleveland

City of Cleveland Black Women and Girls Commission

Cleveland recently ranked the worst city in America for Black women, who are the backbone of our communities. Mayor Bibb is proud to launch the City of Cleveland Black Women and Girls Commission to create opportunities and improve quality of life for Black women and girls. The newly formed Commission will advocate, initiate and champion programs and legislation to improve outcomes for Black women and girls, and their families and communities.


The Commission will consist of 12 members and 2 ex-officio members. To fulfil the requirements of the legislation establishing this Commission, members must represent:

  • One Black woman representing the faith community
  • One Black woman representing corporate Cleveland
  • One Black woman representing higher education
  • One Black woman who is a MD within one of the hospital systems
  • One Black woman representing social services
  • One Black woman representing labor
  • One Black woman representing education (primary, secondary and/or pre-school)
  • One Black woman representing grassroots organizations in Cleveland
  • Two Black women in college
  • Two Black students representing ages 11-17
  • One Black woman from the Mayor’s Office
  • One Black woman to represent Cleveland City Council

Applications Open

Applications for the City of Cleveland Black Women and Girls Commission are open. The deadline to submit applications has been extended to Wednesday, August 31, 2022 by no later than 11:59 p.m. There are two ways to apply: Submit your application online by completing the form below or mail your application to:

Attention: Angela Shute-Woodson

City of Cleveland Black Women and Girls Commission
601 Lakeside Avenue Room 201
Cleveland, OH 44114

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*Applications will be available at all Cleveland Public Library branches and must be returned to the City of Cleveland or postmarked before the deadline. 

Application Deadline Extended: August 31, 2022

The information from this application will be used exclusively by the Mayor and Cleveland City Council offices in Cleveland, Ohio. Please note that this form with your answers is subject to public disclosure under the Ohio Open Records Law, subject to certain redaction permitted by law. This information must be completed in full. Attach résumé, if available. City of Cleveland Black Women & Girls Commissions members are required to be a resident and/or work in the City of Cleveland, Ohio.

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