Youngstown mayor-elect releases list of applicants for cabinet positions

Close to 60 people applied for the positions in Youngstown

Youngstown Mayor-elect Jamael Tito Brown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown Mayor-elect Jamael Tito Brown released the list of people who applied for cabinet positions.

Close to 60 people applied for the positions, and the police chief and director of Parks and Recreation positions are getting the most attention. You can find a full list of applicants here. 

Current Youngstown Police Chief Robin Lees reapplied. Former Youngstown Police Chief Jimmy Hughes also applied, along with current Lt. Doug Bobovnyik.

The Youngstown Fire Department will have a new chief. Current chief John O’Neill did not apply.

And, former mayoral candidate Janet Tarpley has given her resume to become the Commissioner of Buildings and Grounds Department.

Brown’s transition team will review the applications for his cabinet, but Brown has the final say.

The transition team will be split into three committees, who will interview for the following positions:

  • Committee 1 — Law Director, City Prosecutor and Finance Director
  • Committee 2 — Director of Parks & Recreation, Commissioner of Buildings & Grounds and Deputy Director of Public Works
  • Committee 3 — Fire Chief, Police Chief and Water Commisioner


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