November 7, 2005 at 6:14 PM EST - Updated July 10 at 8:11 PM
A true citizen-politician, Eve Bolton will bring tremendous experience in both local and county government, neighborhood revitalization, and public education. Eve is known among many citizens inCincinnati from her tenure in the Hamilton County Recorder’s office in the 1990s, where she was a leader in making county government more efficient and accountable. She reorganized the Recorder’s office to eliminate 18 months of registered land backlogs. Under her leadership, the Recorder’s office won 5 national awards from the National Association of Counties for technological improvement, customer service, efficiency.
Eve got her start in politics as a precinct executive in College Hill. While a resident of Mt.Healthy, Eve served as both a district and at-large Mt. Healthy City Councilmember, helping to usher the city through a financial crisis. As President of the College Hill Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation, she led a number of housing rehabilitation projects.
A lifelong resident of the Cincinnati area, Eve attended Sayler Park Elementary, College Hill Elementary, and Schwab Junior High. She graduated from AikenHigh School in 1969. Eve first got to know the city’s many neighborhoods while accompanying her father on his rounds as Expressway Expediter and Superintendent of Cincinnati Water Works. From her mother she learned to appreciate the QueenCity’s many garlands of greenspace. Eve earned her B.A. in Political Science from the College of Wooster in 1973, with a concentration in the Theatre Arts.
Inspired by her own teachers throughout the Cincinnati Public Schools, Eve obtained her Ohio Teaching Certificate upon graduating. She recognized the impact that good schools can have not just on the development of young people, but also on the life of a neighborhood. Now a 32-year veteran high school teacher in the Wyoming City Schools, Eve has devoted her adult life to educating and mentoring teenagers. In 2005, her Advanced Government students were rated number one in the world among all schools of a similar size.
In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Eve has served as Chair of the Social Studies Department and a member of the Superintendent and Building Advisory Committees. She has helped the district win numerous school levy campaigns, and served for 20 years as president of the city teacher's union. For most of her time as a teacher, she has also directed the high school theatre arts program.
In the early 90s, Eve moved back to the College Hill neighborhood where she grew up in order to be closer to her elderly mother. She is proud to call her backyard "Club Med" for the local deer population. A hopeless Cincinnati Reds’ fan, Eve can often be found at the ballpark rooting for her beloved team during weekday home games.