City Councilperson Zeke Cohen

2018 Week 6: Government and Policy

SAM SCHATMEYER | CITY COUNCILPERSON ZEKE COHEN So I had my art walk today, and I wanted to get this blog post out while the walk is still fresh in my mind. It was a lovely walk, it was super well set organized and I was reminded that art is…
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2018 Week 5: Government and Policy

SAM SCHATMEYER | CITY COUNCILPERSON ZEKE COHEN For the past two weeks at the office I’ve been researching and summarizing the Kirwan Commission on Education. It took me several drafts to get it to where our legislative director deemed it acceptable, and that was a whole new thing for me….
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2018 Week 4: Government and Policy

SAM SCHATMEYER | CITY COUNCILPERSON ZEKE COHEN Constituent service has been by far the newest experience I’ve had at the office this summer. I heard about constituent service prior to getting this job, and I had also heard that it’s a grunt job that interns don’t get paid to do,…
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2018 Week 3: Government and Policy

SAM SCHATMEYER | CITY COUNCILPERSON ZEKE COHEN In the midst of this week’s absurd news cycle – from the ongoing separation of migrant families, to the upholding of the Trump’s muslim ban, to the retirement of Justice Kennedy – I felt drawn to the local politician’s perspective. The policies of…
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2018 Week 1: Government and Policy

SAM SCHATMEYER | CITY COUNCILPERSON ZEKE COHEN It seems like a small thing, but it’s been tricky for me to enter into the professional world – this is my first career-centered job. I like to think of myself as a social person who’s good at networking within social spaces, but…
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2018 Orientation: Government and Policy

SAM SCHATMEYER | CITY COUNCILPERSON ZEKE COHEN After each day of orientation, and especially the opening panel, I thought a lot about the philosophy of the non-profit sector. Councilperson Dorsey (not a part of the first panel, but bear with me) had an anecdote about babies flowing down this river…
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