Director of Safety & Service

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Eddie Colbert, Director of Public Safety and Service

Eddie-CDirector Colbert grew up in Ashtabula, Ohio where he graduated from Edgewood Senior High School in 1997. After high school he attended Youngstown State University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a focus on Political Science. While at YSU he met his wife, Amanda who is a life long resident of Warren. In 2004, after graduation, Director Colbert moved to Warren to make a life with his wife.

In the private sector Director Colbert has worked at the Mahoning County Juvenile Justice Center and as a lead mental health provider for children at Associates of Child Counseling and Guidance both of which lead to his desire to make the future better for children. Once becoming a father, he felt the calling to run for City Council because he wanted to make Warren an even better city for his children to be raised in.

While working for Coca Cola, Director Colbert ran for Warren City Council’s 7th ward position and won. He spent six years as a ward councilman before he decided to run for the At Large position which he was elected to for three terms. Director Colbert resigned from council to take the Safety Service Director position. During his tenure on council Director Colbert was Chairman of Finance Committee, Police and Fire Committee and Council Pro Temp.

Along with council, Director Colbert is very involved in the community and has served on many boards including TCAP, Mobile Meals and the Historical Society. He and his family, along with good friends have organized and participated in many community service projects like Make A Difference Day, TSI’s A Home for Christmas and their annual 100 Turkey Giveaway. Director Colbert also coaches his son’s baseball teams for the WAC organization and football teams for Next Level Athletics and Warren Little Raiders

Director Colbert and his wife Amanda have been married since 2007. They have two sons, Jayden and Cameron, both who attend Warren City Schools.

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