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Meet Stephanie Howse

Stephanie Howse


Passion for People, Commitment to Serve

Stephanie Howse represents the people


Growing up in the Ward 7 community, Stephanie has a keen understanding of the importance of positive role models and engaging activities to peak the interests of children. Stephanie was active in youth sports at Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center and Kovacic Recreation Center and was protected by her neighbors through her mother’s, Annie L. Key, participation in civic and political organizations (street block club, ward club, and church).


Stephanie’s love of the arts was nurtured by being a Rainey kid and a graduate of the Cleveland School of the Arts. She is a proud HBCU graduate, attending Florida A&M University earning a B.S. in Civil (Environmental) Engineering. She also holds a M.A. in Environmental Studies from Cleveland State University. While earning her Master’s degree, Stephanie started Footprints, a leadership development and mentoring program for girls, which operated inside Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center for 12 years. 

Stephanie has a professional career that spans from being an Environmental Health and Safety Engineer to an Educator to now being an Elected Official. Her vast career experiences have prepared her to work collaboratively with people from different backgrounds, be an independent thinker, be a truth seeker and a truth teller. Stephanie’s commitment to people is centered on the quote by Dorothy Height “We have to improve life, not just for those who have the most skills and those who know how to manipulate the system. But also for and with those who often have so much to give but never get the opportunity”.

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