Voters in the Cleveland suburb of Euclid, Ohio, wanted a change agent with a passion for community service and they found it in Mandel School field faculty adviser and alumna Kirsten Gail, MSSA 1991, LISW. She was elected Mayor of Euclid in the general election on November 3.
In their endorsement of her, The Plain Dealer wrote: “Kirsten Holzheimer Gail, president of Euclid City Council, stands out as having both the drive and the ability to bridge gaps that is needed in (the) inner-ring Cleveland suburb. She deserves to be elected November 3. Gail, a lifelong Euclid resident, says she wants to improve communications, tackle crime and create a new master economic development plan for the city of 48,000.”
Her focus as a field faculty adviser is with social work master’s students in the community practice concentration. Kirsten’s professional experience includes serving as the Community Education/Relations Specialist for Pathways, Executive Director of Euclid Community Concerns, and has served in Euclid City Council for more than a decade.