For Immediate Release —
Lakewood councilwoman and workforce strategy consultant Meghan F. George has announced that she is running for Mayor of Lakewood.
“Lakewood deserves top notch representation, especially at the executive level, and I believe I am the best candidate for the job,” George says.
She would bring to the role of mayor a combination of council experience, and work in the private sector. George’s day job involves working with executive leadership at companies throughout Ohio, advising them on employee benefits and human resources. She says her experience with these responsibilities would be valuable assets for Lakewood, as elected manager of the city’s executive branch.
“The job of mayor is to lead an organization of over 400 full time employees, including multiple collective bargaining units.” George says. “In my current role I advise clients on best practices and cutting-edge techniques in managing their workforce.”
George is a Wyandotte Avenue homeowner and lifelong, third generation resident. She attended St. Luke Elementary and Lakewood High School (2000). She holds a B.A. from Ohio State University, and a post-baccalaureate and teaching license from Cleveland State University.
As an At-Large member of Lakewood City Council, George has been hands-on with issues ranging from replacing the discriminatory pit-bull ban, to her recent proposal for paid parental leave. She says her contributions on council demonstrate her ability to work with different groups to achieve positive results for the community.
George intends to run a grassroots campaign, going door to door and talking with residents. She says her campaign will focus on key issues including public safety, quality public services, continued improvement of our housing stock, fiscal responsibility, and smart development of our commercial corridors.
George says she is prepared to address both the issues currently facing Lakewood, and the challenges that we will face in the future.
“My goal is to bring a fresh, positive perspective to this position,” George says.
“I hope to build on the community support I’ve received while considering this decision. I’m running for mayor to continue serving the community which I’ve called home all of my life, in a way that will make the biggest difference.”