Kahlil Seren, Vice President of Council

Kahlil Seren

2352 Demington Drive
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106


Kahlil is a graduate of Cleveland State University, with a Master of Science in Urban Studies from the Levin College. A native of Northeast Ohio, Kahlil grew up in East Cleveland and Beachwood before moving to Cleveland Heights where he has served on City Council since 2015, and was chosen to be Vice Mayor/Council Vice President and Chair of the Administrative Services Committee in January 2020. 

During his time on Council, Kahlil has focused on improving housing policy in Cleveland Heights by introducing legislation requiring banks to pay a bond to maintain foreclosed vacant housing and mandating that landlords pay their property taxes and code violations in order to renew their rental occupancy permits. Vice Mayor Seren also championed the adoption of grant-funded CitizenServe software, which will streamline the building permit and housing inspection processes of the city.

Kahlil Seren works full time as a Policy Advisor for Cuyahoga County Council, the legislative and budgetary authority for Cuyahoga County. In that capacity, he advises Council on policy design and program management, primarily in the areas of Workforce, Economic, and Community Development. Most notably, Kahlil played an important role in the creation of the County’s $50 Million Demolition Program, and $30 Million County Housing Program.