A genuine approach to thoughtful leadership
Hi, I’m Ali Stern. I’m working to make city council more accessible, transparent, and welcoming for Beachwood, Ohio residents.
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Why I believe in asking “why?”

I am a grant writer with over a decade of experience answering “Why?”

Everyday, I look at big, ambitious projects and seek to answer:
Why is there a need for this initiative? Why is funding being allocated to this project? Why does this matter?

This “Why-based” approach is needed on Beachwood City Council.

Both as a member of council and in communication with Beachwood residents, I will ask thoughtful, necessary questions on your behalf, publicly communicate decisions and the reasons behind them, and work to strengthen trust in local government.

We all deserve to understand how the city is investing our tax dollars and the rationale behind new and existing programs.I am passionate about our community, asking the right questions, getting the answers, and finding creative solutions to the problems facing our neighbors.

I hope to earn your vote this November 7th.

Career & Education

Master’s degree, Community Leadership and Philanthropy Studies
Grant Writer, The Jewish Agency for Israel


Beachwood Democratic Ward Club
CJN 18 Difference Makers award (2020)
Rekindle (Black - Jewish Dialogue) Fellowship  (2021)
Mobilize the Vote Northeast Ohio

Community Engagement

Co-founder and Executive Committee, Cleveland Partnership Minyan
Board member, Oheb Zedek Cedar Sinai Synagogue


Husband, Dr. Noam Stern; children, Ori 2nd grade, Aviv preschool


Beachwood Democratic Ward