The Vision

Zack’s Vision

We live in one of the most amazing cities in the country.  Cleveland is affordable.  Our higher education institutions are top tier.  Health care resources are second to none and our natural resources like Lake Erie, parks and entertainment districts are the envy of many.

Yet, with all we have going for us Cleveland is plagued by poverty, violence, and lack of opportunity.  We have been held back by our city leader’s overwhelming lack of leadership and vision.  Inaction has become the status quo and every day we pay the price.

Zack Reed understands what we’re up against.  The status quo is never good enough.  We need real leadership that will secure a strong, sustainable future for all of us. 

As our mayor, Zack Reed will implement real, lasting changes creating…

Zack Reed Vision Healthier Cleveland Community

A Healthier Community

Prosperity starts by keeping us healthy and safe.  The infant mortality rate is the highest in the country.  Fresh groceries are hard to come by in many neighborhoods, families are starving and lead paint is poisoning our children.  This must change.

Zack Reed understands that strong communities start by overcoming the challenges that are holding us back.  As Mayor, leaders from every aspect of the community will be brought to the table to build and execute a plan that secures a safe, healthy future for all Clevelanders.

Zack Reed Vision Healthier Cleveland Community
Zack Reed Vision Safer Cleveland Neighborhoods

Safer Neighborhoods

We must improve the safety of all of our neighborhoods.  This starts by hiring more officers, increasing police efficiency, response times, training and taking strong measures that hold them accountable.

The community must be part of the solution and trust our safety forces.  From the Chief on down, there will be direct accountability.  Community policing and proper training is a start, but our safety officers must be supported and uphold the highest professional standards.  Under Zack Reed’s leadership, our police operations will be fully assessed and improvements will be made from the bottom up ensuring accountability and making every neighborhood safer.

Zack Reed Vision Stronger Cleveland Workforce

A Stronger Workforce

Growing our economy and expanding opportunities starts by strengthening our workforce.  It’s not simply about preparing students, we must help residents of every age build the skills for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

Cleveland Public Schools should be something people are running to not running away from.  It’s among the most expensive districts, with one of the lowest performances.  Improving the district begins with ensuring accountability for every member of our school board.  As Mayor, Zack Reed will hold the Board and CEO accountable for every aspect of the district.

Cuyahoga Community College is one of our greatest assets and the opportunities to help train workers are boundless.  Through public and private partnerships, we will expend core-skill training programs and teach real, current skills that can be used to start a career today. 

We’ll seek new ways to train for the real jobs that offer a living wage.  We’ll cover the spectrum from construction, to office technology and the jobs of tomorrow that are fueling a thriving gig economy.  And we’ll help make sure people are able to build practical financial skills so every hard-earned dollar is well managed.

Zack Reed Vision Stronger Cleveland Workforce
Zack Reed Vision Stronger Cleveland Economy

A Strong Economic Future

Our local economy is not keeping up.  Cleveland must be the go-to choice for entrepreneurs, businesses and major corporations.  We are second only to NYC in terms of fortune 500 companies within 45-minutes of each other yet we constantly struggle to keep the very companies that were born here.  We must do better.

We need to bring our business leaders together with our budding small businesses, health care leaders and universities to build and implement a real, lasting plan that gets Cleveland back on track.

Our infrastructure must be overhauled.  Basics like roads and streetlights need to be improved and every resident must have affordable access to a reliable high speed internet connection.

Ohio is among the top spots for the development and manufacturing of next generation environmental technologies, yet we are missing the boat.  There is no better place to expand this segment of the economy than right here in Cleveland and in turn we can use it to help protect our greatest resource – Lake Erie.

ZACK REED FOR MAYOR

What’s Next

An amazing future is within reach.
Zack Reed has the leadership and vision to make it a reality. Stronger neighborhoods. More opportunities. A better life for all.

Vote Zack Reed for Cleveland Mayor in 2021.

ZACK REED FOR MAYOR

What’s Next

An amazing future is within reach.
Zack Reed has the leadership and vision to make it a reality. Stronger neighborhoods. More opportunities. A better life for all.

Vote Zack Reed for Cleveland Mayor in 2021.