Cleveland Commission on Black Women and Girls

Cleveland recently ranked the worst city in America for Black women, who are the backbone of our communities. Mayor Bibb is proud to launch the Cleveland Commission on Black Women and Girls to create opportunities and improve quality of life for Black women and girls. The newly formed Commission will advocate, initiate and champion programs and legislation to improve outcomes for Black women and girls, and their families and communities.


The Commission will consist of 12 members and 2 ex-officio members. To fulfil the requirements of the legislation establishing this Commission, members must represent:

  • One Black woman representing the faith community
  • One Black woman representing corporate Cleveland
  • One Black woman representing higher education
  • One Black woman who is a MD within one of the hospital systems
  • One Black woman representing social services
  • One Black woman representing labor
  • One Black woman representing education (primary, secondary and/or pre-school)
  • One Black woman representing grassroots organizations in Cleveland
  • Two Black women in college
  • Two Black students representing ages 11-17
  • One Black woman from the Mayor’s Office
  • One Black woman to represent Cleveland City Council

Applications Closed

Applications for the Cleveland Commission on Black Women and Girls are now closed. The administration is currently evaluating applicants based on the criteria outlined above for appointment to the new commission.