Chief of Public Affairs

Natoya J. Walker Minor serves as the Chief of Public Affairs for the City of Cleveland.  In this capacity she provides executive leadership, drives policy, and facilitates execution and implementation of Mayoral priorities for seven departments to meet the vision established by the Mayor (Aging, Civil Service, Community Relations, Human Resources, Public Health, the Office of Equal Opportunity, and Workforce Development). Vital to her role is leveraging intersections between each of the seven departmental disciplines to influence policy and programs. 

A priority over the last three years has been Natoya’s role as champion and facilitator to advance Community Benefit Agreements as a tool for responsible economic development and how it impacts the workforce, communities, and the career pipeline.  Essential to this work is developing relationships across sectors with non-traditional stakeholders to effect change and transform how construction impacts the local community. 

Natoya’s career as a public servant spans over 25 years in public administration and policy in municipal government, non-profit, and government consulting.  These experiences have provided her with a unique capability of recognizing the value proposition of public and private partnerships and building public will. This is a valuable skill set that Natoya utilizes as the Co-Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee of the Greater Cleveland Partnership.

Natoya holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, a master of Public Administration, and holds executive leadership certificates from Georgetown University in Nonprofit Management and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in Senior Executives in State and Local Government. Natoya is civically engaged, an alumnus of the American Marshall Memorial Fellow, serves on numerous Boards, is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Order of Eastern Star, and is a proud graduate of the Cleveland Public Schools.  Natoya is married to Bishop Tony Minor and together they raise their family.