Elona White

Elona White Ward 3

Elona White

Council Member, Ward 3

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“My life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatsoever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no ‘brief candle’ for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”
~Author Unknown


Council Member, Elona White, has been a resident of Warrensville Heights since 1981. She is a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. White has three children: Samuel Jr., LaMar, and DaLorean. She also has three grandchildren: J'Shawn, Brooke, and Jaidyn.


  • Marymount Hospital, Voice Communications

Council Committees

  • 2003 City Council President
  • Building Committee
  • Community Activities and Recreation
  • Finance Committee
  • Personnel and Compensation Committee
  • Planning Commission
  • Property and Supplies
  • Safety Committee
  • Senior Citizen Committee
  • Special Legislation Committee
  • Utilities

Community Service

  • Member - Tri-City Democratic Club
  • Member - Warrensville Heights Senior High School Athletic Booster Club
  • Member - Westwood School PTO - 2003, 2004
  • President - Westwood Neighborhood Association - 2003, 2004
  • Scholarship Chairperson - Warrensville Heights Senior High School - PTO 2002, 2003, 2004

City Council Training Courses

  • City Council Leadership
  • Civil Service in Cities and Shared Authority in Villages
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Council - Mayor Relations: Working Together
  • Employment Issues: EEOC, Sexual Harassment, Hiring, Firing, Training, Employee Handbooks, etc.
  • Ethics and Credibility, The Local Official
  • Media Relations and Crisis: Communications for Local Officials
  • Municipal Budgeting in Ohio
  • Municipal Finance
  • Municipal Law
  • Municipal Law: What You Can and Cannot Do
  • Newly Elected Officials
  • Notes and Bonds; Debt Issues; Investment Policies
  • Ohio Planning Conference; Planning and Zoning Workshop
  • Planning and Zoning
  • State and Federal Employee Mandates