About Reed for City Council
Meet Councilman Jermaine Reed
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, which serves as a model for urban centers around the nation.
A first generation college graduate, Jermaine 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.
Councilman Reed has demonstrated his leadership among his peers as well as in the community. He is currently the Vice Chairman of Public Safety and Emergency Services Committee, and a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure, Neighborhoods, Housing & Healthy Communities, and the Special Committee on Small Business, Committees. In addition to these council appointments, he also serves as the Executive Director for the AdHoc Group Against Crime. Jermaine is currently enrolled in the Executive Masters of Public Administration program at UMKC's Bloch School.