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Natoya J. Walker Minor was appointed by Mayor Frank G. Jackson in January, 2010. The Public Affairs Cluster serves as a connector, ensuring continuity to City of Cleveland constituents, external partners, and internal stakeholders. In this capacity, Walker-Minor serves as the intermediary for the departments of Aging, Civil Service, Community Relations, Consumer Affairs, Office of Equal Opportunity, Personnel/Human Resources, Public Health, and Workforce Development.

Prior to this appointment, Walker - Minor served the Jackson Administration in the dual capacity of Interim Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Deputy Chief of Operations.

Her career as a public servant spans a wide spectrum of public affairs, public policy, and government assignments, in the areas of non-profit, municipal government, public administration and government consulting.

Walker – Minor is an American Marshall Memorial Fellow, a graduate of the Leadership Academy at Cleveland State University, and has earned an Executive Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Georgetown University. She was also a member of the Charter Class of Cleveland Bridge Builders.

Walker – Minor is civically engaged and presently serves as the Board Chair for the Black Professional Association Charitable Foundation, board member of the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Immediate Past President of the Cleveland Chapter of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, and the National Advisory Board of UNITY (Urban Networks to Increase Thriving Youth). She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc, the Order of the Eastern Star and a proud graduate of Cleveland Public Schools.

Walker-Minor is an alumna of the National Urban Fellow and holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Toledo, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the City University of New York. She is married to Reverend Dr. Tony Minor and they have two sons.

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Natoya J. Walker Minor
Chief of Public Affairs
601 Lakeside Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

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