THE COMMUNICATOR A News Magazine from State Representative Dave Greenspan
Welcome to our news magazine - The Communicator. The Communicator is intended to provide the residents and businesses of the 16th Ohio House District and the State of Ohio with periodic updates on legislative issues that are important to all Ohioans.
It is my honor to represent the Cities of Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, Rocky River and Westlake.
About Representative Greenspan
“As powerful as government is, it can only do so much by itself. Government can never take the place of parents in raising children. Government can never take the place of families and churches and synagogues in teaching values.
Government can never take the place of people in our communities working together and looking out for each other. Government can, of course, provide opportunities and encouragement. Government can help the next generation become better off. But government cannot make the next generation better. Government can set goals but only people can touch souls.“
A National Party No More: The Conscience of a Conservative Democrat, Author Senator Zell Miller, Stroud & Hall Publishers, 2003.
Representative Dave Greenspan is serving his first term in the Ohio House of Representatives. He represents the 16th Ohio House District, which includes the cities of Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, Rocky River, and Westlake.
Representative Greenspan has a wealth of experience in local government, serving in different capacities across the country. He served on the inaugural City Council for the city of Sandy Springs, Georgia and helped establish its Fire and Police Departments, develop its first Fund Balance Reserve Policy, and expand the city’s parks program.
Most recently, Representative Greenspan served two terms on the Cuyahoga County Council, first elected to the inaugural County Council in 2010. During his tenure, Representative Greenspan was the chairman of the Cuyahoga County Finance and Budgeting Committee, directing the adoption of a $3 billion biennial budget, which is the largest county operating budget in the state of Ohio.
Dave graduated from Troy University in Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting. In addition to his dedication to public service, Representative Greenspan has held a variety of roles in the public sector, including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer. He has held leadership positions with the Atlanta Olympic Broadcasting, Turner Media Consultants, and the PGA TOUR Radio Network. Currently, Representative Greenspan is a small business owner and Chief Executive Officer of Green Elk Consulting Services, a consulting company that focuses on emerging/start-up ventures and turn-around business entities.
Representative Greenspan is married with three children and is active in their education, extracurricular activities, and civic organizations. He and his family currently live in Westlake, Ohio.
State Representative Dave Greenspan
House Bill 312 - Local Government Credit Card Usage Guidance
Listening To Needs Of District, Adhering To Core Values
Guest Column By - Representative Dave Greenspan
COLUMBUS— State Representative Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) and Representative Jeff Rezabek (R-Clayton) have introduced legislation To amend section 2903.21 of the Revised Code to expand the offense of aggravated menacing to prohibit threatening a utility worker with intent to obstruct the operation of a utility.
While meeting with constituents, I am often asked how I evaluate and select a course of action while serving such a diverse district and state.
During my career in both the private and public sector, I have been guided by three core values: honesty, respect, and compassion. I am ever mindful that responsive and responsible legislation should be guided by a philosophy that will promote and create opportunities, and I find strength through engaging with the people I have been elected to serve. Collectively I call this being a “practical conservative.”
The idea of practical conservatism is based on something I read from Dr. J. Rufus Fear, a professor at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Fear identified four key tenets that make a good statesman: 1.) Having a firm set of principles that serve as a platform for seeking the truth; 2.) Possessing a strong moral compass that demands integrity and honesty; 3.) Having a clear vision for how policies will affect not only present, but also future, generations; and 4.) Building a consensus among colleagues for finding and enacting ideas that will best serve society’s greatest needs.
This framework guides me in pursuing common-sense policies that promote economic development and fiscal accountability and responsibility while drawing attention to human and social services which focus on solutions that support a brighter future for our district and state.
I advocate for the sharing of ideas from various points of view in an honest, respectful, and compassionate forum. For this reason, I regularly host open office hours within my “Donuts with Dave” forums and various district roundtables. At these events I share with constituents the purpose and intent behind state policy initiatives.
Even more importantly, I take the time to listen to attendees about the personal and professional impact those policies would have on their lives. I take the insights I learn from those events, while remaining true to my core beliefs, to craft legislation that is beneficial to the Westshore and Ohio as a whole.
As I continue to serve the individuals who live and work in our district, I will continue to engage with you and our neighbors to understand your needs and expectations. I am also committed to using a moral compass guided by the values of honesty, respect, and compassion to evaluate options.
COLUMBUS – State Representative Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) and Representative John Barnes (D- Cleveland) today announced the introduction of House Bill 336 which driver's license and temporary instruction permit reinstatement fees in specified circumstances and to name this act the Reinstatement Fee Amnesty Initiative.
Recent Legislation Sponsored by Representative Greenspan
COLUMBUS—State Representative Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) and Representative Kirk Schuring (R-Canton) today announced the introduction of House Bill 312 which would require local governments to establish credit card policies to protect tax dollars.
House Bill 276 - Utility Worker's Protection Act
House Bill 336 -Suspended Driver's License Reinstatement Initiative
COLUMBUS—State Representative Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) announced the introduction of House Bill 361 which would increase the time within which county boards of revision must decide property tax complaints.
Education with Representative Brenner
Emails Sent – 3,540 * Constituent Letters Sent – 1,556 * Telephone Calls Made/Received: 3,906
In–District Constituent Events Hosted: 11 * Total Meetings Held: 297
Aging and Long Term Care with Representative Arndt
By The Numbers
House Concurrent Resolution 10
Economic Development with Representative Young
House Bill 360 - Ohio Anti-Hazing and Anti- Bullying Act
District Round Tables Meetings are an opportunity for constituents and local businesses to connect with state leaders to discuss district-specific and statewide issues.
State Representative Dave Greenspan hosts series of planned office hours, titled “Donuts with Dave".
These events, three to date, are open to any and all constituents, elected officials, and community stakeholders in the Westshore cities of Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, Rocky River, and Westlake.
It is my intent to be manage a very constituent focused office. One that is responsive and responsible to the needs and concerns of the residents and businesses of the 16th Ohio House District.
Accordingly, we make every attempt to respond to each and every email, letter and telephone call.
We also believe that "Bringing Columbus to the District" is important. To that end, we have conducted 10 events focused on bringing leaders and discussing issues at events held in each of the five Westshore communities.
It is my commitment to those to whom I serve that I will continue this level of activity.
House Bill 361- Board of Revisions Hearing Times
COLUMBUS – State Representative Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) and Representative Andy Thompson (R- Marretta) today announced the introduction of a House Concurrent Resolution which would condemn the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement and increasing incidents of anti-Semitism.
“My goal of the ‘Donuts with Dave’ series is to listen and act upon the input given to me by all voices in our community in a casual, non-partisan environment.”
Recent Legislation Sponsored by Representative Greenspan - Continued
Mental Health and Addiction
Criminal Justice with Representative Manning
Fin. Institutions and HUD with Representative Dever
State and Local Government with Representative Anielski
District Round Table Meetings
Constituent Outreach.....It's a Must!!!
COLUMBUS— State Representative Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) has introduced legislation create the"Ohio Anti-Bullying and Hazing Act" with regard to school discipline and bullying and hazing policies at public schools and public colleges.
"The fundamental objective of District Round Table Meetings is to "Bring Columbus to the District". We have conducted 7 events in the first six months of the year and plan to conduct more in 2017."
Contact Our Office:
Representative Dave Greenspan
77 S. High St
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-0961
Fax (614) 719-3998
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