Cuyahoga County Council
Cuyahoga County Council Member Nan Baker is highly regarded for her service across four terms (2009 to 2016) in the Ohio House of Representatives for the 16th House District. Cuyahoga County Council District 1 and Ohio House District 16 represent the same cities; Westlake, Rocky River, North Olmsted, Fairview Park and Bay Village. As a member of the Ohio House, Nan chaired the Economic Development Committee always striving toward creating an environment for jobs. As an Ohio House Representative, her varied career highlights include securing $1 million in funding for rape crisis centers across Ohio and as a County Council Member securing a $1.2 million grant dedicated to the reconstruction of the Brad Street Landing Pier in Rocky River. Baker was reelected in November 2018 to continue her service on the Cuyahoga County Council through December 2022.
County Council Member Baker was also a business owner for more than 30 years. As an active member of the West Shore Chamber of Commerce for two decades, she served as President for two years and currently serves on the Board of Trustees. She was also elected as a member of the Westlake Board of Education and served three terms on Westlake City Council. She stays active with her community as a member of Westlake Kiwanis and the West Shore Republican Club.
County Council Member Baker has been honored with numerous awards throughout her career spanning the prestigious Cleveland State University David C. Sweet Award bestowed on distinguished alumni for elected service to her induction in 2016 into the Olmsted Falls High School Hall of Fame.
Baker holds an associate degree in business from Lorain County Community College, a bachelor’s degree from Baldwin Wallace College, and is a graduate of the Leadership Academy of Cleveland State University, College of Urban Studies.