Mayor's Staff

Sharon Dumas, Chief of Staff

Valarie J. McCall, Chief of Government & International Affairs

Darnell Brown, Chief Operating Officer

Edward Rybka, Chief of Regional Development

Latoya Hunter Hayes, Director of Communications and Media Relations

Monyka S. Price, Chief of Education

Tracy Martin-Thompson, Chief of Prevention, Intervention, and Opportunity for Youth and Young Adults

Jason Wood, Chief of Sustainability

Sheryl Nechvatal, Executive Assistant

Mayor's Action Center

Mayor Frank G. Jackson
Executive Assistant, Sheryl Nechvatal
Contact: 216.664.3990

Chief of Staff
Sharon Dumas

Phone: 216.664.2735
Fax: 216.664.2815

  • Mayor Jackson’s lead advisor
  • Handles key administrative matters on the Mayor’s behalf
  • Manages Mayor’s Office Staff
  • Developed and Implemented the 5 Year Capital Improvement Plan

Chief of Communications, Government & International Affairs
Valarie J. McCall

Executive Assistant, Leah Short
Phone: 216.664.3492
Fax: 216.420.7713

Chief Operating Officer
Darnell Brown

Executive Assistant, Loretta Joyce
Phone: 216.664.4273
Fax: 216.664.2815

  • Responsible for citywide operations and management of city services and capital projects, including facilities construction and maintenance
  • Oversees the Mayor’s Action Center and the following departments: Public Service; Public Utilities; and Parks, Recreation and Properties

Office of Regional Development
Edward Rybka

Executive Assistant, Margaux Francis
Phone: 216.664.4617
Fax: 216.664.2815

  • Responsible for the Mayor’s Regional Platform, and advances the Mayor’s vision of a regional economy.
  • Oversees five municipal departments: Economic Development, Community Development, City Planning, Building and Housing, Port Control, and two offices: the Mayor’s Office of Equal Opportunity and the Office of Work Force Development.

Mayor's Office of Communications

Phone: 216.664.2220
Fax: 216.420.8758

Director of Communications & Media Relations, Latoya R. Hunter Hayes


Special Assistants to the Mayor:

  • Assistant Director of Communications, Nancy Kelsey, 216.664.3691
  • Advance Coordinator & Community Engagement, Courtney Cook, 216.664.3206
  • Integrated Communications Coordinator, Andrianna D. Peterson, 216.644.4271
  • Junior Digital Content Producer, Tatyana A. McKnight, 216.664.3999

Although not a complete list, this office is responsible for the following:

  • Working with members of the media on behalf of the Jackson Administration, including information and interview requests, proactive media outreach and public records
  • Social media planning, content creation and coordination
  • Leads the City’s Joint Information Center for crisis communications
  • Oversees media relations, public relations, crisis communications, and employee communications for Mayor Jackson's Administration
  • Coordinates the Mayor's public appearances and speaking engagements
  • Proclamations, Certificates, Letters of Recognition >>
  • Event requests for Mayor Frank G. Jackson >>
  • Employee communication and document review

Department of Education
Monyka S. Price

Phone: 216.420.8087
Fax: 216.664.3570

  • Serves as the liaison between the City of Cleveland and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.
  • Oversees Mayor's Educational Initiatives

Mayor’s Action Center

Contact: 216.664.2900
Submit Question, Complaint or Concern

  • Increase customer service by providing direct access to the Mayor’s office and connecting citizens with City Services.
  • Answer, track and process citizen suggestions, questions, concerns and service requests.

Office of Prevention, Intervention & Opportunity for Youth & Young Adults
Tracy Martin-Thompson

  • Focuses on the expansion of youth programming and employment opportunities.
  • Aims to combat crime and youth violence as a health epidemic.
  • Oversees Municipal Departments Public Health, Community Relations and Aging.