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Shaker Heights City Council to Appoint David Weiss to Serve as Mayor

Dateline: March 23, 2018 - Following the resignation of Mayor Earl M. Leiken to become Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish’s chief of staff effective March 31, Shaker Heights City Council conducted a process to appoint a mayor to serve until December 31, 2018 pursuant to the Charter of the City of Shaker Heights. Yesterday, Council voted to declare their intention to appoint David Weiss as Mayor. Council will formally vote on this appointment on April 9, the first Council meeting following Mayor Leiken’s departure from office.

David Weiss served on Shaker City Council from 1996 to 1999, and has been a member of the City Planning Commission from 1998 to 2002 and again, since 2009. He is an attorney who most recently served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for DDR Corp., a real estate investment company. “I am honored to serve the City of Shaker Heights and am deeply grateful for the faith shown in me by City Council. I look forward to working with Council, City staff and the entire Shaker community. As a long-time Shaker resident, I am pleased to serve the community where my family and I have lived for many years,” says Weiss.

In his application, Weiss declared his intention to run in the general election to be held on November 6, 2018, for the balance of Mayor Leiken’s unexpired term, January 1 to December 31, 2019.

For additional information or questions, contact Clerk of Council Jeri Chaikin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 216-491-1424.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

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