Jeremy Blake

Newark City Council, Ward 2

Jeremy will continue to tirelessly serve the people of Newark!


Newark Councilmember Jeremy Blake has spent more than twenty years in service to others as a volunteer in the community, communications consultant, Ohio Senate staff member, Newark City School Board President and community organizer.

He returned to Denison University in 2006 to work as a computer technician in the Information Technology Services Department. His existing title is Desktop Support Specialist. As a full time employee of Denison, Jeremy took advantage of the employee tuition benefit program and graduated in 2012 with a B.A. in Economics.

Since 2014, Jeremy Blake has been a member of Newark City Council from the 2nd Ward. Councilmember Blake has served as chair of the Finance Committee and chair of the Economic Development Committee. His current city council leadership posts are Minority Leader, chair of the Rules Committee and City Council Chaplain.

Councilmember Blake is the founding board president of the South Newark Civic Association, a founding board member of Young Leaders of Licking County and a former board member of Mental Health America of Licking County. Jeremy is a member of the Licking County Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Newark Association, active with the United Way of Licking County and a proud Newark Kiwanian. Additionally, he serves on the boards of the Main Place and Behavioral Healthcare Partners. His service at the state level include Equality Ohio board member and the Ohio Democratic Party Executive Committee member. 

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