The son of teachers...
and a former teacher myself, I have always focused on the real issues that matter to Cincinnati's children and families.
Whether it be access to quality Pre-K, pedestrian safety, youth jobs, eviction prevention, domestic violence advocacy, issues of food insecurity, or public safety –
I am always working to deliver results for the people who need it most.
Greg Landsman has served as a City Councilmember since 2017 and lives in Mt. Washington with his wife Sarah and his two children, Maddie and Elijah.
Inspired by my parent’s motto, “actions matter more than words,” Greg Landsman ran for office to take his experience in children's advocacy work to Cincinnati City Council. He has been diligently working to represent the constituents of our City, honestly, and with heart, ever since.
Landsman spent his career working to make Cincinnati, and the global community we reside in, a better, more nurturing place for children and families to thrive. In addition to being a member of City Council, he is the CEO of the 767 Group, a firm that supports communities in creating large-scale systemic change on behalf of children and families, nationally and internationally. He also serves as the Senior Advisor to Every Child Capital, a philanthropic venture fund that works to bring the private and public sectors together by investing in high-impact programs able to attract public funding. He is most proud of their reading program, where they provide a book, monthly, to every economically-disadvantaged child in Cincinnati for the first five years of their lives.
In his spare time, he provides strategic support to the Tauber/Rashi Rise Together Initiative in Israel, a community-driven, city-based collective impact initiative reshaping how municipalities invest in their young people, particularly young Ethiopian Jews.
He brings to City Council extensive national, state, local, and global experience as well as his deep belief in the power of people who come together to accomplish big things.
I believe in bringing people together to achieve big things, and that a community is happiest and healthiest when its children can thrive.
In my former role as Executive Director of StrivePartnership, I led the fight for Cincinnati’s Preschool Promise, which guarantees all our children two years of high-quality preschool. I have never been more proud than when this “first-in-the-nation” investment passed in November 2016 with the largest margin of victory in the history of school levies in Cincinnati. To me, it proved that organizing and coalition building around meaningful goals is the way to achieve change.
I believe a government should be defined by what it accomplishes for people, especially those who have been marginalized and left out.
Since being on Council, I have focused intently on issues that impact residents’ day-to-day lives. This has taken form in comprehensive reforms (in eviction prevention, election integrity, justice and policing, or equitable, growth-centered development); fighting for funding for our youth (such as youth jobs, or pedestrian safety); helping to support families (domestic violence prevention and support, establishing the Children and Families Cabinet), and making our economy work for everyone.
I care deeply about fairness and justice and believe everyone has inherent value.
My personal interactions reflect this, as well as any and all of my legislative or community work. I spent several years on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. before going to the Governor’s Office, and In fact, I have never stopped pushing for good policy that makes our world, and the opportunities it provides, more equal to all.
I believe God expects me to do as much good for others as I can with my time on Earth.
I earned a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University in 1999 in Economic and Political Science, and a master’s in theological studies from Harvard University in 2004. My relationship with God is reflected in my advocacy work and my dedication to bettering our collective community.