Councilman McCormack was elected to a full four-year term on Cleveland City Council in November of 2017 after being unanimously appointed in April of 2016 to finish the term of former Councilman, Joe Cimperman.
Councilman McCormack is chairman of council's Operations Committee and vice chairman of Health & Human Services Committee. He also serves on three other committees – Finance; Development, Planning & Sustainability and Utilities. In addition, Councilman McCormack is a member of the Cleveland City Planning Commission and a member of the Cuyahoga County Office of Homeless Services Advisory Board.
Councilman McCormack is committed to continuing the progress in Ward 3 though focusing on quality of life issues, encouraging balanced community development, and connecting all community members to opportunity.
Prior to his service on Cleveland City Council, McCormack worked as the Director of Community Affairs for Ohio City Incorporated, the neighborhood non-profit community development corporation, where he worked with a broad array of community stakeholders to improve the neighborhood.
During his tenure at Ohio City Inc., Councilman McCormack, who is fluent in Spanish, created new community-based programming and strengthened existing ones including the Near West Recreation League, community safety programs, neighborhood education opportunities, urban agriculture and much more.
Prior to his work in community development, Councilman McCormack worked for the re-election campaign of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, which was proceeded by his time in Madrid, Spain, where he spent two years teaching first and second grade English for the Ministry of Education of Spain in the Spanish public schools.
Councilman McCormack is a life-long Cleveland resident and a graduate of Cleveland’s Villa Angela, St. Joseph High School and Miami University of Ohio, where he majored in International Studies (International Development), with minors in Spanish and Latin American Studies.
Councilman McCormack lives in Ohio City.