Kenneth Surratt, Chair
Deputy Director of Housing and Community Development
Ken Surratt is the Deputy Director of Housing and Community Development for Cuyahoga County. Mr. Surratt lead the effort to create the County’s first housing plan that is designed to improve the housing conditions for residents and revitalize neighborhoods. As part of his duties Mr. Surratt represents the County Executive on the Board of the Cuyahoga County Land Bank. Mr. Surratt previously served as the Acting Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations under the prior County Executive and oversaw the fiscal, information technology, human resources and public works departments. Prior to that role he served as a Special Assistant, focusing on education initiatives and launched one of the largest public college savings account programs in the country.
Mr. Surratt possesses years of experience outside of government, having worked in education, finance and consulting. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce with concentrations in Accounting and Management from the University of Virginia and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.