Who is Bill Frost?
After graduating from Southend High School, Bill was awarded honors degrees in Aeronautical Engineering and Industrial Engineering from Loughborough University in Leicestershire, England. His college years were spent as an intern at Rolls-Royce plc, (design and manufacture of Aero-Engines) completing a formal Engineering apprenticeship.
After 4 years employed at Rolls-Royce plc as an Engineer, he accepted a role at GE Aviation in 1988. His 32-year career at GE Aviation has spanned roles in: mechanical design and analysis; management of design, repair, and program management technical teams; and the technical leadership of a $100M+ manufacturing subsidiary in West Michigan. He is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and a certified Reliability Practitioner. His most recent role as a Consulting Engineer has him focusing his time across all GE Aviation engine products with a concentration on the design of Turbine Airfoils for improved producibility and higher quality.
Bill has spent the majority of his working, personal and family life in Cincinnati always actively volunteering his time to benefit his local community at many levels. As a lifelong and passionate sports fan, both as a participant and spectator, Bill has coached junior soccer teams, and has been refereeing in local SAY Soccer.
In 1995 he fully overhauled and restored his 1972 MGB which can be seen in the summer months cruising around the City. Bill came to the city in 1988, living through the Bengals’ Superbowl visit and the Reds’ World Series win a few years later. He is a die-hard fan of both (and FC Cincinnati) and has had season tickets for the Bengals for over 26 years.
Volunteering & Experience
Bill’s volunteering for his community started with his re-organizing his street Blockwatch. Bill became engaged in Cincinnati Community leadership as the VP of Safety for Pleasant Ridge Community Council (PRCC) and then held the role of PRCC President for 5+ years. He chaired the Neighborhood Safety Committee until the kick-off of his run for City Council in 2020.
During his time with PRCC, there was a period of significant economic growth in Pleasant Ridge after many years of hard work by the Pleasant Ridge Development Corporation. This growth required improved engagement between the Community Council, Cincinnati Council and City Management. Bill and his team improved these relationships, with particular focus on community safety, the foundation of any successful development plan.
Bill’s council’s work on community safety included: the strengthening of the partnership with CPD, organizing and increasing the Community Blockwatch and spearheading COPP (Citizens on Patrol) and ‘Good Guys Loitering’ activities to complement CPD efforts. This partnership and activity have contributed to Pleasant Ridge being among one of the large neighborhoods with the lowest crime in the city. This in turn has helped the Business District thrive, and the residential streets safety has significantly improved.
In this same period, Bill launched and led the Pleasant Ridge Housing Committee, which has worked closely with the City Legal [CA1], Planning, and Health Departments and the Law & Public Safety Committee on problem Landlords. This ‘Problem Landlord’ program has a 100% record in forcing property sale, property improvements, or significant penalties on targeted Pleasant Ridge Landlords who refuse to meet city standards.
In reaction to traffic safety concerns, Bill’s Council formed its Traffic Committee dubbed ‘Pleasant Streets’ which has become a major partner with other neighborhoods to improve Pedestrian and Driver safety in and around Pleasant Ridge.
Since his time as PRCC President, Bill has been elected to the Board of the Charter Committee of Greater Cincinnati, believing as he does that it is vital to improve the efficiency of City Council, and City Management. He believes that the best solution to the city’s problems will not come from any national Political party, but from a dedication to doing what is best for the city, no matter who comes up with the solution.
Built partnerships with City Council members and committees to leverage City Management and Law Enforcement in safety, local housing and quality of life issues.
Multiple best practices in Pleasant Ridge reactions to key City Issues (like ‘Central Corridor Pipeline Project’, ‘City Pedestrian Safety’ and ‘Rogue Landlord/Nuisance Property’ issues, Pro-active crime prevention)
Re-established the engagement of residents and businesses in the day-to-day and strategic management of Pleasant Ridge.
Organized, networked, and managed Pleasant Ridge Community with a focus on Safety - now the lowest crime rate of the large City Neighborhoods.
What is Charter?
Drawing on his experience of making things happen locally, in his role as Community Council President and his professional background, Bill understands how to improve and fully engage ALL of the city in developing solutions and making the decisions that affect all of us who live and work in Cincinnati. Bill was elected to the Board of The Charter Committee of Greater Cincinnati and is 100% aligned to the principles of:
Founded in 1924, the Charter Committee of Greater Cincinnati is an independent political organisation dedicated to good government.
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