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Jamael Tito Brown Youngstown, Ohio

“The role of a mayor is to find a problem and solve it. As Mayor, I realized that no one was coming to help or solve the issues of inequality in my city and if it is going to happen, we (I) must lead from the front in finding solutions to close the gap in our community”.


Jamael Tito Brown was re-elected as the 51st Mayor of the City of Youngstown on November 2nd, 2021.

Formerly the Chief Deputy Treasurer overseeing day-to-day operations of the Mahoning County Treasurer’s office, Brown has also served as the Director of the Human Relations Commission for the City of Youngstown.

The Mayor has been a Community Organizer for Youngstown State University Urban & Regional Studies Department and a Caseworker for Mahoning County Children Services Board.

His community involvement includes positions on the Board of Directors for Mahoning Valley Sanitation District, as Secretary of Wick Neighbors Inc., and as Chairman of Mahoning-Youngstown Community Action Partners (MYCAP).

Mayor Brown previously served the residents of Youngstown as President of Council, as 3rd Ward City Councilman, and as a Member of the Youngstown City School Board.

Tito Brown is married to Lynette C. Frost Brown. They have 4 children: Aaron, Camille, Clarisa, and Quentin. He and his family are members of Union Baptist Church of Youngstown, Ohio.

Brown earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Youngstown State University.

How is the
Mayor promoting
Inclusive Growth ?
Job Creation Grant

The Mayor’s office recently disclosed an exciting development involving a corporate relocation to downtown Youngstown. Steelite International, a global distributor of tableware for the hospitality industry boasting annual sales exceeding $350 million, expressed interest in establishing its corporate office and global headquarters in our downtown.

Steelite International, committed to a long-term plans to relocate 75 employees, carrying a $5,000,000 payroll. The company aims to create an additional 25 jobs within the next two years, contributing to a minimum payroll increase of $6,500,000.

Quality of Affordable Housing

The City of Youngstown has committed over $30 million dollars of investment to improve the quality of affordable housing.  We have established a senior roofing and rehab program, residential housing incentives, new development opportunities, land assembly strategies, and demolition of blighted properties city wide.

Inclusive growth strategies and priorities

The City of Youngstown has identified several key priorities including stable shelter for our unhoused, adequate and affordable housing for our residents, crime reduction, livable wage jobs, and equity.

By focusing its efforts on creating livable wage jobs for our residents, the City aims to create a site-ready location to attract and retain businesses. In order to succeed with creating greater economic growth for our citizens is to ensure that they are job trained, providing access and opportunities to secure a livable wage job are essential.