Ward 3 Councilman Announces Resignation

Joe Cimperman (photo: Cleveland City Council)
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By Elizabeth Miller 

Cleveland City councilman Joe Cimperman has a few more things he’d like to get done before he leaves council for a new role at a local non-profit.

Cimperman has represented Ward 3 in Cleveland City Council for 18 years.  He also serves as chair of the Health and Human Services Committee.  That will all change come March, when Cimperman leaves council to assume the role of president at Global Cleveland, a non-profit focused on assisting refugees and immigrants coming to Northeast Ohio. 

Until then, Cimperman says he’ll have a busy few months.

“We have two budgets that are ongoing: the community development budget and the finance budget.  We also have legislation in the Health Committee with regard to flavored tobacco," said Cimperman.

"I’d also like to see the USS Cod landmarked, because it’s an important landmark in our community for the people who serve our nation.” 

According to Cleveland.com, Cimperman’s resignation is not part of any settlement regarding an investigation by the Ohio Ethics Commission.  At issue are city contracts awarded to the non-profit design firm where Cimperman’s wife works.

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