Councilman Joe Cimperman, who announced his candidacy for the 10th Congressional District on December 4, will speak about development projects in downtown Cleveland and the work he has done to revitalize his ward.
Born and raised in the St. Clair-Superior neighborhood, Cimperman graduated from St. Ignatius High School and earned a degree in English from John Carroll University. While at John Carroll, he founded Project GOLD, an international award-winning service organization dedicated to helping underprivileged families.
After college, Cimperman worked with Cleveland's I Have a Dream Foundation. As a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, he worked with developmentally challenged adults in Portland, Maine and at the Don Miller AIDS Hospice in Baltimore. After a stint with the Volunteer Corps, he returned to Cleveland to work at the West Side Catholic Center.
Cimperman is currently the chair of the City Planning Committee, vice chair of the Finance Committee, and a member of the Community and Economic Development and Legislation Committees. He also represents Cleveland on the Landmarks Commission, the City Planning Commission, and the Northeastern Ohio Area-wide Coordinating Agency (NOACA).