ABOUT DONNADonna Woods never stops working for her community
My husband and I moved to the neighborhood in 1986 and you can say I never really stopped. Over the last 35 years, I’ve stepped up and stepped in—wherever the community needed me.
I have participated in community dialogue groups, church events and community programming. Much of my community involvement has been in youth programming.
At St. Ignatius, I have participated in Cub/Boy Scouts, served as PTU President, ran before/after school programs, coordinated summer camp, was a fundraising chair for athletics program for 15 years, was active with the youth group and even worked as the school secretary for a few years. In 2016, I was inducted into the Ignatius Basketball Association (IBA) hall of fame.
I have been active with the West Denison Baseball Leagues for 27 years. I began coaching when my oldest son was in Tee Ball. I stepped up during 2013 when the president was no longer able to continue his service and was then elected president of the league in the fall, serving in that capacity ever since. I am happy to say that our league is growing and we provided a free program to 411 kids this summer.
As if that wasn’t enough, I work a full-time job as the Executive Administrative Assistant at United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Cleveland. I began working at UCP in 2005 for a short time and returned again in February of 2010 where I remain working today. I am very passionate about serving individuals with disabilities. I feel it is important to afford every individual equal opportunities in their everyday lives including work and community activities.
I am hopeful that my work with Cleveland City Council will allow me to broaden my outreach within the community to provide opportunities for both children and adults to further their own engagement with their community.