Ozie Davis III is a lifelong Avondale resident. With a passion for service and community, Davis has extensive training and experience. He is a graduate of Walnut Hill High School and obtained his graduate and a law degree from Indiana University.
Davis has served on a number of diverse community, advocacy, and school boards. He has strong and relevant ties to community members and issues.
Davis’ professional experience includes being the founding Executive Director of the Avondale Comprehensive Development Corporation, Congressman Steve Driehaus’ Community Liaison where he spent two years working with African-American, Faith Based, Latino, and African communities, and five years in the field of Community Development as a Program Officer at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC).
Davis will still proclaim his greatest commitment yet is his wife Beverly and teenage son, Ozie Davis IV.
What fuels Davis’ passion and commitment to progressive change in our community is his firm belief in A.R.T. Authenticity, Respect, and Trust. A.R.T builds bridges. Bridges connect us even when elements separate us. A.R.T impacts our ability to work together, see the value and one another and that fosters unity. When your problem is my problem and we have to work together to form solutions, connectivity transpires. Connectivity that transcends barriers that will allow us to forge authentic relationships where we respect and trust each other. This is how we will create a better quality of life for all Cincinnatians.