Dunbar for Cleveland Heights City Council issued the following press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARY DUNBAR SHARES ‘PASSION’ FOR CLEVELAND HEIGHTS IN CANDIDACY FOR CITY COUNCIL SEAT
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, September 3, 2009 – Expressing her passion for Cleveland Heights and its many assets as a community, Mary Dunbar today filed nominating petitions to appear on the ballot for City Council in the November 3 general election.
“I am passionate about keeping Cleveland Heights the place to be for diverse families of all ages who love living here as much as I do,” said Dunbar, who filed her petitions with the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. “I believe we have a unique opportunity to rethink how we do things.”
Council candidates are required to submit 178 valid signatures, but a petition pre-check indicated that Dunbar had more than 250.
Addressing Cleveland Heights residents, Dunbar said, “As your elected representative, I’ll work for you to build on our amazing assets – homes, business districts, schools, parks, and cultural and recreational opportunities – to keep our city the best place to be.”
Dunbar’s vision for the future of Cleveland Heights city government embraces the following platform:
- Cost-effective and efficient government, including local and regional collaboration
- Strategic action plans and effective marketing for the city and schools
- Environmentally friendly improvements throughout the community
- Citizen engagement and empowerment for positive outcomes
Dunbar said she hopes to put her expertise in finance, communications and marketing; forward-looking, strategic mindset; and successful business experience to work to address the city’s issues and opportunities.
Dunbar has lived in Cleveland Heights since 1970. She is a former president of the Fairfax PTA. She and her husband, Robert, a professor of chemistry at Case Western Reserve University, reared two sons in Cleveland Heights.
Dunbar has a B.A. in English Literature from Smith College, Northampton, Mass.; an M.A. in mass communications from Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.; and an MBA in finance and general management from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. She is a former Peace Corps volunteer, with two years of service as a teacher in Cameroun. She retired from Dix & Eaton as a senior vice president at the end of 2007 after 20 years with the firm. From 2005 to 2006, she was chairman of the board of the National Investor Relations Institute, a 4,300-member professional association.
For more information or to support Dunbar’s candidacy, visit www.marydunbar.com.
Contact: Mary Dunbar, 216/321-1335
Paid for by Dunbar for Cleveland Heights City Council, Bonnie Baker, Treasurer, 2514 Wellington Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118