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Reginald Harris portrait

Reginald Harris


Reginald Harris, MSW, LISW-S, is a Cincinnati City Councilmember, chairing the Equitable Growth & Housing Committee (the first committee dedicated to housing in the history of Cincinnati) and vice-chairing Budget and Finance. A former professional ballet dancer with ten years of performing experience, he danced with the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Ballet Austin, River North Chicago Dance Company, and Dances Patrelle. As a clinical social worker and nonprofit leader, Reginald has worked in affordable housing, LGBTQ homelessness, housing case management, and behavioral health therapy. As an educator and dance artist, Reginald spent four years working in Chicago’s first public performing arts high school, developing and teaching aspiring young dancers. As a consultant, Reginald trains educators, administrators, and frontline staff on trauma-informed care practices. He also works with municipal and state governments on expanding equitable opportunities for youth and children through strategic public financing. Reginald received his undergraduate degree from Roosevelt University and Master of Social Work from Boston University.   


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