ABOUT

Welcome to the official website of ReElecting Mayor Annette Blackwell, the proud leader of Maple Heights, Ohio. Elected as the 16th Mayor of Maple Heights in 2016, Mayor Blackwell made history as the first woman and the first African-American to hold this esteemed position in the city’s 100-year history.

A highly successful business professional with experience spanning roles at KeyBank, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Deloitte, and Ryan International Tax Services, Mayor Blackwell brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role. Her leadership is underscored by her belief in inclusivity, unity, and progress for all citizens.

As Mayor, Annette Blackwell also serves as the City’s Safety Director. She believes in ensuring a safe and secure environment for every resident, visitor, and business in our community. Additionally, she holds several board memberships, including the Black Women’s Political Action Committee, the Cuyahoga County’s Citizens’ Advisory Council on Equity, and the Cuyahoga County Community College Council for Community Access, to name a few.

During her tenure, Mayor Blackwell has been instrumental in guiding Maple Heights through significant growth and transformation. From navigating financial recovery to implementing strategic infrastructure projects and fostering economic development, she has dedicated her service to improving the quality of life for all in Maple Heights.

This website serves as a platform to connect with our community, share our accomplishments, and outline our vision for the future. Here, you will find up-to-date information about Mayor Blackwell’s initiatives, plans, and services, along with opportunities to engage and contribute to our city’s growth.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about Mayor Blackwell’s leadership, the city’s progress under her guidance, and her plans for the future. Together, let’s continue to advance Maple Heights, making it a great place to live, work, and grow.

Mayor Annette Blackwell holds memberships on several boards, including:

1. Black Women’s Political Action Committee (BWPAC)
2. Cuyahoga County’s Citizens’ Advisory Council on Equity
3. Cuyahoga County Community College Council for Community Access
4. Cuyahoga County Council’s Community Reinvestment Subcommittee
5. Executive Committee of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party
6. First Ring Schools Superintendents’ and Mayors’ Collaborative
7. Global Cleveland
8. Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA). Assistant Secretary
9. Northeast Ohio Arts + Culture Caucus
10. Ohio Municipal League Executive Committee. Secretary
11. Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA). Secretary
12. The First Suburbs Consortium and the Suburban Water Council of Governments

These board memberships showcase her commitment to various causes including political action, equity, community access, educational collaboration, arts and culture, and regional coordination.