Campbell Keeps High-Profile Schedule

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland Mayor Jane Campbell is becoming the city's most visible mayor in years.

She's the first Cleveland mayor to march in the city's Gay Pride Parade and the first to participate in an annual arts festival.

She has filled her first six months in office with luncheons, ribbon-cutting ceremonies, banquets, neighborhood meetings and fund-raisers.

Campbell (pictured, above) has said that the community wants to see and talk to the mayor and have a sense that the mayor is listening.

Possibly the most dramatic shift in style from her predecessor, Mike White, is Campbell's informality. White became almost reclusive in his final years in office.

Margaret Judd, president of a company that sells out-of-town executives on living in Cleveland, said that Campbell puts a friendly face on the city.

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