I am honored and privileged to serve as Mayor of Shaker Heights, a community in which I have lived and raised a family for nearly 30 years. Serving the residents of Shaker Heights is a unique opportunity given the City’s long history of active, well-informed citizens who value thoughtful civic engagement, beautiful homes and parks, outstanding educational opportunities for our children, diversity and high-quality services.
As an elected member of City Council from 1996 to 1999 and an appointed member of the Planning Commission for 12 years, I understand the many opportunities and challenges facing Shaker Heights. This experience also has reinforced my belief that our community has the passion, creativity, and vision to grow and prosper in a rapidly changing world.
My professional and business background along with my day-to-day experience as a resident, a parent, a neighbor, a home and local business owner, living and working alongside all of you, will be the compass that guides the exciting work ahead.
I look forward to meeting you at neighborhood block parties, community events and meetings, in the Van Aken District, and around town. I am particularly interested in hearing your thoughts and ideas about living and working in this unique community. Together we will chart a course that fulfills our shared desire to live in a vibrant, welcoming, and progressive community and that harnesses all the energy and promise of our vision for the future.