Sixth Ward Council Member

Janet Tarpley

34 Elva Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44512

Home phone number: 330.788.4585

Newly elected Sixth Ward Councilwoman Janet Tarpley is the youngest of eight children and a life-long resident of Youngstown’s Southside. Ms. Tarpley attended Youngstown Public Schools and graduated from Youngstown State University. She has worked in the local juvenile justice system for the past twenty years. Currently, Councilwoman Tarpley serves as the Director of the Parent Project, a court program for parents who have out-of-control and destructive adolescents.

While working in juvenile justice, she simultaneously was employed in youth drug and violence prevention as a Prevention Specialist for 13 years. Ms. Tarpley hosted the local live call-in talk radio show "Sister to Sister". In addition, Councilwoman Tarpley is the author of Wanda and Friends, a comic book designed to teach urban youth about STDs and HIV/AIDS awareness.

Ms. Tarpley serves currently as President Pro Tem, and as Chairperson of the Finance and C.D.A. Committees, Vice-chairperson of the Park & Playgrounds and Housing & Economic Development committees. She is also a member of the Building & Grounds Committees.

As sixth ward Councilwoman, Janet Tarpley is resolved to respond efficiently and effectively to the concerns of her constituents’ and is committed to working diligently on her ward’s issues while working together with the entire Council and with the City of Youngstown’s current Administration.