I am LaKeisha Cook, currently running for Cincinnati City Council. I am currently a resident in Westwood. I grew up in Cincinnati and am proud to be a graduate from Withrow High School. While at college, I gained a B.A in Political Science. That was a foundation in which I learned how policies affect education, public health, resources, and development for communities. Through my career I have provided community-based learning to provide services to increase public health, mental health, education and employment throughout Cincinnati.
I am running for Cincinnati City Council, to ensure we are continuously using community-based assessments to provide services for all 52 neighbors while Cincinnati grows. I believe we need updated blended policies to allow our neighbors to thrive. I plan on creating opportunities for economic development with environmental sustainability in the forefront. The top five issues I am focused on are affordable housing, public safety, youth engagement in collective impact initiatives and revitalizing neighborhoods.