Matthew Shaughnessy begins his second term on Green City Council. Matt is Chair of the Intergovernmental & Utilities Committee, Vice-Chair of the Transportation, Connectivity & Stormwater Committee, and a member of the Public Safety Committee.
Matt began his lifelong pursuit of public service as a Cleveland Police Officer in 1989, then quickly accepted a position on the Fairview Park Fire Department and served as a Firefighter/paramedic for 18 years. Matt worked at The University of Akron in its Capital Planning Department while attending law school at night. Matt works as a "Crime Victim's Attorney" advocating for the rights of Crime Victims under the Ohio Crime Victim Fund and helps victims of domestic violence obtain orders of protection.
Matt has lived in Green for twelve years, is married to Cindy Hulse, and has three sons and two stepdaughters.