Longtime Cincinnati resident, hospitality & tourism professional Galen G. Gordon announces his intention to run for Cincinnati City Council in the upcoming election.
“I’m running for City Council because we need proactive and intentional leadership from our city government,” said Gordon. “Proactive and intentional about how we attract top-tier corporations. Proactive and intentional about how we fill storefronts through entrepreneurship. We need to be proactive and intentional about how we incentivize families to stay and/or move back within our city limits. We live in a great city with plenty of opportunity. I want to ensure this feeling is shared by residents in all 52 neighborhoods.”
Many people may know Gordon as “Black Santa” during Christmas time; just one of the many ways he chooses to support the community. He is a proud cohort in the inaugural City Council School presented by Action Tank, committing the past six months to train and exercise best practices at City Hall. Gordon is actively involved with the West End Community Council, Rotary Club of Cincinnati and Hilton’s Blue Energy Committee where he consistently thrives in community giving and outreach.
He is a Sales Manager at the Hilton Netherland Plaza and an inductee into the Rose Awards Hall of Fame. His experience sharing the light and warmth of hospitality, even while overcoming homelessness significantly helped to form his vision for Cincinnati.
For more information about his platform, visit www.galenforcincinnati.com.