Carmella Williams


Phone: 216-338-9095
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  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Chair
  • Finance  Committee Member
  • Recreation Committee Member
  • Fair Housing Review Board Chair
  • Forward Together (Leadership Committee) Council Representative

Councilmember Williams is also Vice Mayor.

Carmella Williams, Shaker Heights City Council member


Carmella Williams was re-elected to a second four-year City Council term beginning in 2024.

Work History

Williams is a Records Management Analyst with Baker Hostetler LLP where she has worked for over 20 years. She also served eight years in the U.S. Navy.

Volunteer Activities

Williams has served as chair of the Administration and Neighborhood Economic Development committees and as a member of the Human Relations Task Force, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Recreation, and Safety and Public Works committees.  

Williams served a seven-year term as a trustee on the Shaker Heights Public Library Board, which included a year as vice president. She is co-president of Moreland on the Move Community Association, a member of the Shaker Heights School District’s Strategic Planning Team, the District’s Leading for Equity cohort, and the Shaker Heights Police Department’s Community Advisory Committee. She is also a graduate of the Neighborhood Leadership Development Program.


Williams holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Phoenix.

Personal Life

Williams lives in the Moreland neighborhood where she has been active for 20 years. She is also a parent of two.