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Term: 4 yearsSalary: NoneFour seats are open on the Village Council. Two incumbents and three newcomers are running. The incumbents running are Mary Beckenbach and James F. Puffenberger. (Incumbent Erin Smith's name will appear on the ballot, but she has withdrawn from the race.) The other candidates are Keith Ari Benjamin, Kathy Jones, and David S. Kozinski.
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  • Keith Ari Benjamin

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  • David S. Kozinski

  • James F. Puffenberger

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Age 58
Education History BS Belmont University Nashville, TN
Current occupation Community Volunteer. Cleveland Institute of Music, Board of Trustees; Bratenahl Community Foundation, Board of Trustees; Chair, Governing Members of the Cleveland Institute of Music; Advisory Committee, Shaker Schools Foundation; Cleveland Institute of Music Women's Committee Board of Directors
Qualifications for office My time as an officer of the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Bratenahl Community Foundation has given me insight and understanding that I will bring to my position of Council.
Campaign Phone (216) 906-7874
Email address jkathy1@me.com
Twitter @love4cleveland
Bratenahl is a special community. My experience & passion will help facilitate initiatives building on what we have and secure the future by promptly fulfilling the Strategic Master Plan. Edit
Fulfilling the Bratenahl Strategic Master Plan: *Develop a residential marketing plan for the Village *Continuous improvement of public infrastructure *Carefully develop underutilized land and public spaces

Economic Vitality of our Neighborhoods: *Enhance the visibility of Bratenahl to create a dynamic housing market leading to vibrant neighborhoods and a broader tax base

Making the Most of Our Public Spaces: *Beautifully maintained parks and public buildings *Attractive signage, landscaping, hardscaping and public art
The economic vitality of our neighborhoods. When talking with Villagers this is the most consistent issue.
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