State of the Nation, State of the City

Meet your local elected Harvardians for remarks from the halls of power! Time allotted for queries from the audience.


Representative Greg Landsman, OH-1, Harvard Divinity School

Greg earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Ohio University and a master’s degree in Theology from Harvard University. Greg and his wife, Sarah, live in Cincinnati with their two children, Maddie and Elijah.

Before joining the U.S. House of Representatives in 2023, Greg served on the Cincinnati City Council for five years. A pragmatic leader, Greg has a long history of working with broad, bipartisan coalitions to get good, meaningful things done. In 2016, Greg led a successful ballot measure to pass the Cincinnati Preschool Promise, a program which provides two years of quality preschool education for every three- and four-year-old in Cincinnati. In 2018, he built a coalition of Democrats, Republicans, labor organizations, business leaders, and community members to pass the largest investment in transportation and infrastructure in Hamilton County’s history.

Committees & Caucuses

In Congress, Representative Landsman serves on the House Committee on Small Business and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. On the Small Business Committee, he is Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access and a Member of the Subcommittee on Rural Development, Energy, and Supply Chains. On the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Greg is a Member of the Subcommittee on Health and the Subcommittee on Technology Modernization.


Vice Mayor Jan-Michele Kearney, HLS '91
Vice Mayor Kearney was born in Cincinnati and is a proud graduate of Cincinnati Public Schools: Rockdale Elementary School and Walnut Hills High School. She graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.  She earned a masters degree in counseling and consulting psychology from Harvard University Graduate School of Education and a juris doctorate from Harvard Law School and was elected first class marshal of her law school class and gave the commencement speech at graduation. 

Appointed to Cincinnati City Council on March 18, 2020, Jean-Michele has prioritized community input at City Hall, increasing homeownership,  advocating for affordable housing, small businesses, and our arts communities during this crisis, and eradicating food deserts in our neighborhoods.

She started a neighborhood safety group in Avondale, and is working with other communities, such as East Westwood, to stop gun violence. She is pushing for developers to engage the communities in which they are bringing projects to allow for input from residents.


11:00AM - 12:30PM Thu 12 Oct 2023, Eastern timezone


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425 Walnut Street 2nd floor
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Thursday, October 12, 2023
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Taft Center
425 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor
Cincinnati 45202


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