Councilman Kevin D. Malecek - District 3 - City of Willoughby Hills, Ohio
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Kevin Malecek is the District 3 Councilman for the City of Willoughby Hills,
Ohio, taking office on January 1, 2004, and representing over eight-thousand
people in the city, almost three-thousand in his district alone. Defeating a four-year
incumbent by winning over seventy percent of the vote in November 2003, Malecek ran
a door-to-door grassroots campaign focused on restoring services to the residents of the
city and bringing new leadership and ideas to the Cleveland suburb.
On January 3, 2006, Malecek was elected Vice President of City Council by his
colleagues. As Chairman of the Safety Committee and Select Committee on Zoning
Improvements committees of council, Malecek led the effort to pass comprehensive
zoning reform in the city (approved by over 70% of voters), partnered with Councilman
David Reichelt to officially establish a city Senior Center, continues to work to find a good
solution for our potential dispatch center renovation and continues to concentrate his legislative
agenda on utilities and service interests.
By day, Kevin is the Director of the Evening and Saturday MBA Program at
School of Management at Case Western Reserve University: a world-class institution and
regional leader in business education. Prior to his appointment at Case, Kevin was the Program
Director of the Teaching American History Grant Program at Cleveland State University, a
nearly one-million dollar U.S. Department of Education effort to improve history teaching in
Cuyahoga County public schools through professional development.
In Lake County, Kevin has served as President and Vice President of the Lake-Geauga
Young Democrats, currently serves as a Vice Chairman of the Lake County Democratic Party,
and served as Lake County Co-Coordinator for the Strickland-Fisher campaign. In June 2005, he
was appointed by the Lake County Commissioners to the Laketran Board of Trustees, where he
currently serves as Vice President. Kevin has also enjoyed serving the Greater Cleveland area
through past volunteer efforts in the Lake County United Way, New Directions for Living, Project
HOPE for the Homeless, and through the Willoughby Hills United Methodist Church.
Prior to his return to his native Willoughby Hills and Northeastern Ohio,
Kevin earned a Master of
Arts in Government: Applied Politics and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from American
University in Washington, DC. While at the university, Malecek ran the day-to-day operations of the
Campaign Management Institute, one of the oldest and most prestigious political campaign schools
in the United States. In his earlier Washington years, he interned for members of the U.S. House
of Representatives and U.S. Senate, while volunteering on numerous campaigns throughout
Maryland and Virginia.
Malecek has lectured at the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at
the University of Akron,
Mount Union College, and American University in Washington, DC. As a graduate student at
American University, Malecek was also quoted by The New York Times, the Washington Post, and
the Wall Street Journal regarding graduate education.