Yvette was the first in her family to graduate college, at Miami University and received her juris doctor degree from the University Of Cincinnati College Of Law. After graduating, Yvette practiced law at several firms before developing and directing Miami University’s first Pre-Law Program. In 2014, Yvette earned her M.B.A. degree from Xavier University. First elected to Council in 2011, she serves as Chair of the Human Services, Youth, and Arts committee, and serves on the Budget & Finance, Law and Public Safety, Neighborhoods and Major Transportation and Regional Cooperation committees. On Council, Yvette established and leads the City’s first Small Business Advisory Committee (the SBAC), Youth Commission of Cincinnati (the YCC), and established the City’s first Homeless-to-Work pilot program. She passed legislation establishing Paid Parental Leave for all City employees. Previously, paid leave was not guaranteed upon the birth or adoption of a child. Yvette also led several initiatives relating to Human Trafficking, including issues relating to victims and communities affected by this activity. These efforts include introducing legislation re-establishing a fund for victim support services, seeking creative deterrence methods, and educating the community through town hall meetings.
1221 Bowers Street #2225
Birmingham, Michigan 48012-2225