Mayor's Staff

Ken Silliman, Chief of Staff

Darnell Brown, Chief Operating Officer

Sheryl Nechvatal Executive Assistant

Valarie J. McCall, Chief of Government & International Affairs

Edward Rybka, Chief of Regional Development

Dan Williams, Media Relations Director

Monyka S. Price, Chief of Education

Natoya J. Walker-Minor, Chief of Public Affairs

Mayor's Action Center

Mayor Frank G. Jackson
Executive Assistant, Sheryl Nechvatal
Contact: 216.664.3990

Chief of Staff
Ken Silliman

Executive Assistant, Tarra Petras
Phone: 216.664.2735
Fax: 216.664.2815

  • Mayor Jackson’s lead advisor
  • Handles key administrative matters on the Mayor’s behalf
  • Manages Mayor’s Office Staff
  • Developed and Implemented the 5 Year Capital Improvement Plan

Chief Operating Officer
Darnell Brown

Executive Assistant, Loretta Joyce
Phone: 216.664.4273
Fax: 216.664.2815

  • Responsible for citywide operations and management of city services and capital projects, including facilities construction and maintenance
  • Oversees the Mayor’s Action Center and the following departments: Public Service; Public Utilities; and Parks, Recreation and Properties

Office of Government & International Affairs
Valarie J. McCall, Chief of Government & International Affairs

Executive Assistant, Alexander Lackey
Phone: 216.664.2551
Fax: 216.420.7713

Office of Regional Development
Edward Rybka, Chief of Regional Development

Executive Assistant, Margaux Francis
Phone: 216.664.4617
Fax: 216.664.2815

  • Responsible for the Mayor’s Regional Platform, and advances the Mayor’s vision of a regional economy.
  • Oversees five municipal departments: Economic Development, Community Development, City Planning, Building and Housing, Port Control, and Office of Equal Opportunity.

Office of Communications

Phone: 216.664.2220
Fax: 216.420.8758

Dan Williams, Media Relations Director 216.664.2223

  • Assistant Media Relations Director, Daniel Ball, 216.664.3691
  • Communications Assistant, Nathalie Evans, 216.664.4272
  • Special Events Coordinator, Jayah Watters, 216.664.3206
  • Special Assistant to the Mayor, Beth Zietlow-DeJesus, 216.664.3999

Although not a complete list, this office is responsible for the following:

  • Working with members of the media on behalf of the Jackson Administration, including information and interview requests, proactive media outreach and public records
  • Social media planning, content creation and coordination
  • Leads the City’s Joint Information Center for crisis communications
  • Oversees media relations, public relations, crisis communications, and employee communications for Mayor Jackson's Administration
  • Coordinates the Mayor's public appearances and speaking engagements
  • Proclamations, Certificates, Letters of Recognition >>
  • Event requests for Mayor Frank G. Jackson >>
  • Employee communication and document review

Department of Education
Monyka S. Price, Chief of Education

Phone: 216.420.8087
Fax: 216.664.3570

  • Serves as the liaison between the City of Cleveland and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.
  • Oversees Mayor's Educational Initiatives

Mayor’s Action Center

Contact: 216.664.2900
Submit Question, Complaint or Concern

  • Increase customer service by providing direct access to the Mayor’s office and connecting citizens with City Services.
  • Answer, track and process citizen suggestions, questions, concerns and service requests.

Office of Public Affairs
Natoya J. Walker-Minor , Chief of Public Affairs

Executive Assistant, Langston Tift
Phone: 216.664.4370
Fax: 216.420.8758

  • Advisor to Mayor Jackson on issues related to workforce development, community relations and health and human services.
  • Oversees municipal departments that provide direct service to city residents and employees: Public Health; Aging; Human Resources; Civil Service Commission; Work Force Development; Community Relations; and The Mayor’s Office of Equal Opportunity