Rob Zimmerman

City Council
Phone: 216-346-7038
Rob Zimmerman

  • Wildlife Task Force Member
  • Finance and Administration Committee Member 
  • Planning Commission Member
Rob Zimmerman was first elected to Council in 2005, then re-elected to new four-year terms in 2009, 2013 and 2017.

He has previously served as Chairperson of the Finance Committee and Safety and Public Works Committee, and member of Efficient 21st Century Government Task Force, Finance Committee, and Planning Commission as well as a citizen member of the Safety and Public Works Committee and the Human Relations Commission. He previously served on the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Federation, where he served as Chairperson of the Government Relations Committee and Vice Chairperson of the Community Relations Committee. He is Board Member of Menorah Park and has served on the boards of the Anti-Defamation League, American Jewish Committee and the Cleveland Jewish News. 

Work History
He is a partner at Benesch Friedlander, where he specializes in litigation and government relations law. 

He graduated from Ohio State University with honors with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. He also received his law degree from Ohio State University where he was Chief Justice of the University Court.

Personal Life
He and his wife Lisa and daughters Talia and Lilli live on Shelburne in the Mercer neighborhood. 

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