Mayor Frank G. Jackson this week swore in Grady L. Stevenson as Interim Director of the City of Cleveland Community Relations Board.
He will fill the position vacated by former director Blaine Griffin, who recently accepted an appointment to Cleveland City Council. Stevenson has been promoted from his position as a supervisor for the Community Relations Board, overseeing community outreach and crisis intervention. He also serves as the pastor of Damascus Road Ministries, C.O.G.I.C. in the Union Miles neighborhood on Cleveland’s east side. He has previously worked for the City of Cleveland in the Department of Public Utilities.
Stevenson is married to his wife Teresa and is the father of three daughters. He is also the grandfather of six.