Cincinnati native Chris Bortz has demonstrated his dedication to civic duty through service on the Cincinnati City Council since 2005. He currently holds leadership positions with several municipal government committees, including the Strategic Growth Committee and the Government Operations Committee. Chris Bortz strives to improve the lives of Cincinnati residents through his service on the Jobs Creation Committee, the Budget and Finance Committee, the Livable Communities Committee, and the Major Transportation and Infrastructure Projects Sub-Committee.
Prior to serving in municipal government, Chris Bortz acted as a teacher. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Drama from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, Bortz earned a Juris Doctor from the James E. Rogers College of Law, part of The University of Arizona in Tucson. In the past, he has served as Dean of Faculty at Breakthrough Cincinnati, an educational enrichment program that serves low-income students; he has continued to support the school as a member of the Board of Directors. He also sits on the Board of Trustees for the Cincinnati Country Day School and serves on the Board for the Jewish Community Relations Council. After leaving the teaching field, Chris Bortz joined his family’s business, Towne Properties, as an Assistant Project Manager, where he helped oversee a number of projects. Bortz presently functions as General Counsel and Special Projects Director with Towne Properties.