Ward 3 - Elona White

“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


  • Resident of Warrensville Heights since 1981
  • Member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church


  • Marymount Hospital, Voice Communications


  • Children: Samuel, Jr., LaMar, DaLorean
  • Grandchildren: J’Shawn, Brooke, Jaidyn

Council Committees

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

Committed to Community Service

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

City Council Training Courses

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

Contact Elona White at [email protected].