Introducing the 2016 Northside Community Council Board of Directors

We would like to thank all who participated in the recent Northside Community Council Board of Directors elections. Your 2016 Northside Community Council includes:

  • President: Ollie Kroner
  • Vice President: Sue Wilke
  • Treasurer: James Kinsman
  • Board Secretary: Mati Senerchia
  • Council Secretary: Fred Neurohr
  • Communications Director: James Heller-Jackson
  • Membership Secretary: George Murray
  • Directors: De’Andre Williams, Jonathan Sears, Mary Jo Minerich, Lauren Shockley, Neha Gupta, and Rian Keller.


We would like to introduce our new board members:

De'Andre Williams

De’Andre Williams

De’Andre Williams, Chase Avenue

Williams’ hobbies and profession include: Exercising, learning, teaching, business major, and innovating. “I am De’Andre Williams, 35 years of age and a longtime resident of the Northside community. I work for the City of Cincinnati, while attending Indiana Tech, for a bachelors in Business Administration and Information systems. I decided to run for community council after a council member told me it would be a great idea to have me on the board. I always wanted to be a part of a community that will consider your ideas and accept you as a productive individual that can provide progression that leads to excelling ideas that can help the community, and Northside is that community.”


Lauren Shockley

Lauren Shockley

Lauren Shockley, Lingo Street 4th/5th Grade Math/Science Teacher at Chase Elementary

“I’ve lived in Northside for five years with my wife, Meredith, and two daughters, Saige and Amira. I have spent the last 10 years in education in some way, shape, or form. I ran for council because I thought that teaching at Chase would make me feel that I was impacting my students’ lives but I need to do more. I understand systemic injustice and feel I teach and live as an interrupter; however, I need to narrow my focus in a way that is personal, local, and immediate for my students and their families.”



Neha Gupta

Neha Gupta

Neha Gupta, Blue Rock


“I am a relatively new Northsider who moved back to Cincinnati a year and a half ago. I live on Blue Rock with my cat and salamander. I am currently working as a hydrogeologist with a focus on water resources. I would like to see communities be more resilient and take an active stance in mitigating some of the impacts of climate change. I assisted in the formation of a Sustainability Committee in Northside to bring together different components working throughout the neighborhood, and ran for a board position to strengthen the link between the committee and the community council. I think Northside has great potential to emerge as both a home and a leader in Cincinnati for sustainable initiatives.”

OLLIE KRONER President, Northside Community Council

1 Comment on Introducing the 2016 Northside Community Council Board of Directors

  1. Steve Sunderland Steve Sunderland // March 8, 2016 at 10:05 am // Reply

    wonderful stories and amazing cover art.

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