In 2021, Cleveland faces a mayoral election. Leading up to the primary, the City Club will be speaking with candidates seeking the city's highest office.
Justin Bibb is a Cleveland native who grew up in Mt. Pleasant on the southeast side of the city. He has dedicated his career to rebuilding neighborhoods and making cities safer, healthier, and more resilient. Bibb currently serves as the Chief Strategy Officer of Urbanova, a start-up focused on solving the unique challenges faced by midsized cities.
Over the last 15 years, Bibb has worked at the intersection of government, business, and the nonprofit sector as an executive and nonprofit leader. He interned for President Barack Obama when he was in the U.S. Senate and has served as Special Assistant for Cuyahoga County, Head of the Global Cities Practice at Gallup, and most recently, Vice President for KeyBank. He also co-founded Hack Cleveland in 2014 following the death of Tamir Rice and launched Cleveland Can’t Wait in 2019, a nonprofit focused on advancing racial equity and economic opportunity in underserved neighborhoods across the city.
On January 11, Bibb formally announced his candidacy for Mayor of Cleveland. As mayor, Bibb plans to champion a new generation of leadership to solve Cleveland’s oldest problems and prioritize solutions to modernize city government, make our neighborhoods safer, communities healthier, and economy stronger.
The livestream will be available beginning at 12 p.m. Have questions? Tweet them at @TheCityClub or send a text to 330.541.5794.