Paul McGhee

Paul McGhee was born inMississippi in 1950 in a small farm town.  He moved to Cincinnati as a teenager in the summer of 1966, and he graduated from Woodward High School in 1967. 

In 1969, he graduated from the University of Cincinnati with an Associates Degree in Sociology before joining the Air Force.  He served from 1969-1973 on active duty, and he remained an active Reservist until 1999, for a total of 30 years of service.  Also, in 1980 he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.

In addtion to his military record, Paul McGhee has served in civic and political life.  He was Vice President of Avondale Community Council from 2002-2003, and President from 2003-2004.  He has served on the Burnet Avenue Business Association (BABA) since 2002. 

Paul McGhee sits on the board for the Burnet Avenue Redevelopment Team (BART).  BART is the controlling unit for the market study researching the redevelopment of Burnet Avenue.  McGhee envisions an Avondale corridor of businesses, mixed-income residential housing, and other multi-use units. 

McGhee chairs the governing committee on the executive board for the Three Square Music Foundation.  This particular board works with children to develop music and dance skills.  (The Bucket Boys who you have seen downtown are sponsored by this group.) They sponsor dance teams that perform throughout the City, including the 2005 Reds’ Opening Day Parade.

Paul McGhee is also a local entrepreneur.  He owns and operates Truth Electric, McGhee’s Fish House, and McGhee’s Whole House Inspection. 

Biography from Paul McGhee for council website END OF MIDDLE COLUMN