Jermaine Reed was first elected in 2011 and assumed office as the youngest city council member in Kansas City history! In 2015 he was reelected by an overwhelmingly majority vote to his second term as councilman for the 3rd District. His public-private development model, focused on renewing urban landscapes, has helped revitalize Kansas City’s urban core with more than $100 million in economic development, which serves as a model for urban centers around the nation.
A first generation college graduate, Jermaine received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri and more recently his Masters of Public Administration from UMKC’s Bloch School of Management. He currently serves as the Chair of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and member of the Small Business, Entrepreneurship & Jobs Committee. He is also on the board of National League of Cities, Mid-America Regional Council, Midtown Housing Advisory board, the American Jazz Museum, and Jazz District Redevelopment Corporation.
Jermaine is also State Director of Young Elected Officials, Board Member of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials and member of several other community organizations.