P.G. Sittenfeld has been called a “rising star” by The Hill, Roll Call, The Christian Science Monitor, and NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd. P.G. is currently serving in his second term as a citywide member of Cincinnati City Council, where he chairs the city's Education & Entrepreneurship Committee.
A native Cincinnatian, P.G.’s hands-on approach to delivering results earned him the national “New Ideas Challenge” Award for “Making Government Work Better.” The award recognized his work to repurpose neighborhood schools as after-hour hubs with various community resources.
P. G.’s leadership is grounded in his commitment to connecting with the people he serves. He hears firsthand the challenges and concerns of Cincinnati families so that he can develop the most effective solutions. He has led major efforts to improve the lives of his constituents, working to help attract good-paying new jobs to Cincinnati, investing in neighborhood development, and keeping our streets safe for all community members.
P.G. has also taken a fresh approach to the issues, finding smart solutions that leverage new technologies, including helping bridge the digital divide by facilitating universal wireless internet for one of the city’s poorest communities and spearheading an Open Data initiative for the city to harness the creativity of Cincinnati’s entrepreneurs. His program for stabilizing foreclosed properties has helped residents stay in their homes and saved millions of dollars in property values. And he has stood steadfast in the fight for greater equality, by supporting LGBT rights and pushing back against voter suppression.
Born and raised in Cincinnati, P.G. is a graduate of Princeton University and was awarded a Marshall Scholarship to attend graduate school at Oxford University. Following his studies and after completing a fellowship at Google, P.G. turned down an offer to continue working at the technology company to return to his hometown to co-found the Community Learning Center Institute. In this role, he has helped transform the Cincinnati Public School District and neighborhoods across the city by taking underused schools and rebuilding them into hubs of opportunity for mentoring, learning, and health care access for the entire community. These efforts have led to improved academic outcomes in Cincinnati – and inspired similar programs across Ohio and in New York City. Outside of City Hall, Sittenfeld is also a member of the senior leadership team at DataRole - a Cincinnati-based technology startup, which came out of The Brandery and is currently part of the Entrepreneur-In-Residence Program at 84.51 (the data science arm of Kroger).
P.G. is an active civic volunteer, having served as a board member for the Freestore Foodbank, The Nature Conservancy of Ohio, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Cincinnati, Women Helping Women, the Breakthrough Collaborative, and the Children's Oral Health Network. He is married to Dr. Sarah Coyne Sittenfeld, a medical resident at The Christ Hospital, and they have a rescue dog named Oakley.