Jason Shachner | The City of Lakewood, Ohio

Jason Shachner

Jason Shachner

Lakewood City Hall
12650 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio 44107


Term Expires 12/31/2023

Ward 2:

The residents of Ward 2 elected Jason Shachner to City Council in November of 2019. Jason and his wife, Michelle, live on Lake Avenue with their 12-year-old Shepherd-mix, Tessie.

Jason has committed his life and career to public service. He served as an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) fellow for the non-profit Turning the Page and, in law school, he focused on public interest law, working for the Legal Aid Society’s Housing Practice Group where he helped low-income individuals and families secure and retain decent, affordable housing, and helped enforce tenants’ rights, by addressing issues such as housing conditions, evictions, and housing discrimination. He also served as a legal intern in the Case Western’s Criminal Justice Clinic and for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Jason is currently an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office’s Criminal Division, where he endeavors to seek justice and provide a voice for victims.

Prior to being elected to Lakewood City Council, Jason was a member of the Lakewood Heritage Advisory Board and the Youth Athletic Commission. Jason continues to be actively involved in many civic and community organizations.

Jason’s priorities include community engagement, forward thinking development, safety, and affordability. He authors the The View from Ward 2 newsletter and is committed to working with community stakeholders and the city to solve problems for residents. Jason serves as Chair of the Housing, Planning & Development Committee and is a member of the Public Works and Rules and Ordinances Committees.

Jason holds a B.S. in both Political Science and Religious Studies from Florida State University and a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University.