About Reed For City Council
Jermaine Reed was first elected in 2011 and assumed office as the youngest city council member in Kansas City history. His public-private development model focused on renewing urban landscapes has helped revitalize Kansas City’s urban core with more than $100 million in economic development, and should serve as a model for urban centers around the nation.
Jermaine, a first generation college graduate, received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri. From there, he headed to Washington D.C. to work as a Resource Development Office for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and then the Financial Program Manager for the District of Columbia. Jermaine returned to Kansas City to serve as the Community Ombudsman for Congressman Cleaver’s Green Impact Zone, which focused on making Kansas City’s east side the greenest urban core landscape in the country.