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Strong neighbors build strong neighborhoods.

INTRODUCTION

LEVERAGING OPPORTUNITY.

BUILDING COMMUNITY.

MAKING HISTORY.

Meet the Shaker Heights Development Corporation (SHDC), a community improvement 501(c)( 3) nonprofit corporation created to help the City realize its strong vision for the future. Your financial support, paired with the efforts of SHDC, will directly:

  • ENHANCE THE CITY'S COMMERCIAL REVITALIZATION EFFORTS

  • STRENGTHEN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS

  • DIVERSIFY SHAKER'S TAX BASE

For more than 100 years, Shaker Heights has been a leader in building community and integrating cultures against a background of natural beauty and urban charm. Honor our City’s history today and commit to SHDC for the future.

MISSION

VISION

VALUES

Our mission is to enhance the commercial revitalization efforts of the City of Shaker Heights in order to strengthen residential neighborhoods and diversify the City’s tax base.

SHDC envisions an enriched Shaker Heights community that seamlessly blends our innovative history into a vibrant future by fostering entrepreneurial opportunities and stimulating sustainable economic growth.

SHDC promotes economic development and educational initiatives that embody and advance each of the following Core Values.

MISSION, VISION, VALUES

The City of Shaker Heights established the SHDC in 1981. A majority of SHDC’s board is comprised of citizen members, plus city staff and elected officials. The board serves as an agent of the City; the City, in turn, serves as SHDC’s fiduciary agent. Our nonprofit status enables us to accept charitable donations to advance the creation and preservation of economic opportunities for Shaker Heights.

Your gift to SHDC will help develop:

THE CHAGRIN+LEE COMMERCIAL DISTRICT

The City's beautification and revitalization funds, coupled with private investment, already have strengthened this rising community and promise to transform it into a lively district for residents to work, live and play.

THE VAN AKEN COMMERCIAL DISTRICT

SHDC's nonprofit status uniquely positions us to facilitate and support unfunded components of this sustainable mixed-use development.

THE FIBERHOOD

The Dealership is the hub of Northeast Ohio’s first Fiberhood — a super-fast broadband network provided by Everstream that promises to attract tech-savvy entrepreneurs to live and work in the Chagrin+Lee District and in other developing commercial districts within Shaker Heights.

BUILDING A STRONGER SHAKER

SHAKER HEIGHTS HAS EMBRACED A PROGRESSIVE RESILIENCE THAT ENABLED THE CITY TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF ITS FIRST 100 YEARS.

COMMIT TO SHDC TODAY TO HONOR OUR PAST AND TO STRENGTHEN OUR FOUNDATION FOR THE FUTURE. TOGETHER, WE CAN SOLIDIFY OUR DIVERSE RESIDENTIAL BASE WITH INNOVATIVE, SUSTAINABLE COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT.

SHDC STAFF
Nick Fedor
Executive Director
Office: 216.491.1425
Email: nick.fedor@shakerdevcorp.com
SHDC BOARD MEMBERS
Scott D. Garson
President,
Citizen Board Member
Kandis Williams
Vice President,
Citizen Board Member
John J. Boyle, III
Treasurer,
Citizen Board Member
Jeri E. Chaikin
Secretary,
Chief Administrative Officer, City of Shaker Heights
Richard W. Pogue
At Large Executive Committee Member,
Citizen Board Member
Kim Bixenstine
At Large Executive Committee Member,
Citizen Board Member
Kevin Alin
Citizen Board Member
Joyce Braverman
Planning Director, City of Shaker Heights
Thomas K. Gustafson
Citizen Board Member
Kamla Lewis
Neighborhood Revitalization Director,
City of Shaker Heights
Tony Love
Citizen Board Member
Sean Malone
Council Representative, City of Shaker Heights
Anthony Moore
Citizen Board Member
Jeremy Paris
Citizen Board Member
Katharyne Starinsky
Senior Economic Development Specialist,
City of Shaker Heights
Julianna Johnston Senturia
Council Representative, City of Shaker Heights
Dr. Ted Teknos
Citizen Board Member
Teri Chmielewski
Citizen Board Member
Vicki Elder
Citizen Board Member
STAFF & BOARD
SHDC STAFF
Nick Fedor
Executive Director
Office: 216.491.1425
Email: nick.fedor@shakerdevcorp.com
Tuba Baloglu
AmeriCorps VISTA Engagement Specialist
Email: tuba.baloglu@shakerdevcorp.com
SHDC BOARD MEMBERS
Kandis Williams
President
Kim Bixenstine
Vice President
Benjamin Woodcock
Treasurer,
Citizen Board Member
Jeri E. Chaikin
Secretary,
Chief Administrative Officer, City of Shaker Heights
Jeremy Paris
At Large Executive Committee Member, Citizen Board Member
Tony Love
 
At Large Executive Committee Member 
Citizen Board Member
Teri Chmielewski
Citizen Board Member
Vicki Elder
Citizen Board Member
Laura Englehart 
Director of Economic Development,
City of Shaker Heights
Thomas K. Gustafson
Citizen Board Member
Kamla Lewis
Neighborhood Revitalization Director,
City of Shaker Heights
Sean Malone
Council Representative, City of Shaker Heights
Andrea Boyd
Citizen Board Member
John J. Boyle, III
Citizen Board Member
Joyce Braverman
Planning Director, City of Shaker Heights
Shawn Brown
Citizen Board Member
Richard W. Pogue
Emeritus Trustee
Alex C. Campbell
Citizen Board Member
SHDC STAFF
Nick Fedor
Executive Director
Office: 216.491.1425
Email: nick.fedor@shakerdevcorp.com
Tuba Baloglu
AmeriCorps VISTA Engagement Specialist
Email: tuba.baloglu@shakerdevcorp.com
SHDC BOARD MEMBERS
Kandis Williams
President
Kim Bixenstine
Vice President
Benjamin Woodcock
Treasurer,
Citizen Board Member
Jeri E. Chaikin
Secretary,
Chief Administrative Officer, City of Shaker Heights
Jeremy Paris
At Large Executive Committee Member, Citizen Board Member
Tony Love
 
At Large Executive Committee Member 
Citizen Board Member
Teri Chmielewski
Citizen Board Member
Vicki Elder
Citizen Board Member
Laura Englehart 
Director of Economic Development,
City of Shaker Heights
Thomas K. Gustafson
Citizen Board Member
Kamla Lewis
Neighborhood Revitalization Director,
City of Shaker Heights
Sean Malone
Council Representative, City of Shaker Heights
Andrea Boyd
Citizen Board Member
John J. Boyle, III
Citizen Board Member
Joyce Braverman
Planning Director, City of Shaker Heights
Shawn Brown
Citizen Board Member
Richard W. Pogue
Emeritus Trustee
Alex C. Campbell
Citizen Board Member
SHDC STAFF
Nick Fedor
Executive Director
Office: 216.491.1425
Email: nick.fedor@shakerdevcorp.com
Tuba Baloglu
AmeriCorps VISTA Engagement Specialist
Email: tuba.baloglu@shakerdevcorp.com
SHDC BOARD MEMBERS
Kandis Williams
President
Kim Bixenstine
Vice President
Benjamin Woodcock
Treasurer,
Citizen Board Member
Jeri E. Chaikin
Secretary,
Chief Administrative Officer, City of Shaker Heights
Jeremy Paris
At Large Executive Committee Member, Citizen Board Member
Tony Love
 
At Large Executive Committee Member 
Citizen Board Member
Andrea Boyd
Teri Chmielewski
Citizen Board Member
Vicki Elder
Citizen Board Member
Laura Englehart 
Director of Economic Development,
City of Shaker Heights
Thomas K. Gustafson
Citizen Board Member
Kamla Lewis
Neighborhood Revitalization Director,
City of Shaker Heights
Sean Malone
Council Representative, City of Shaker Heights
Anthony Moore
Citizen Board Member
Citizen Board Member
John J. Boyle, III
Citizen Board Member
Joyce Braverman
Planning Director, City of Shaker Heights
Shawn Brown
Citizen Board Member
Richard W. Pogue
Emeritus Trustee
SHDC STAFF
Nick Fedor
Executive Director
Office: 216.455.5499
Email: nick.fedor@shakerdevcorp.com
Tuba Baloglu
Neighborhood Business and Real Estate Specialist
Office: 216.455.5499
Email: tuba.baloglu@shakerdevcorp.com
SHDC BOARD MEMBERS

Kandis Williams
President


Anthony Love
Vice President
 
Benjamin Woodcock
Treasurer

Jeri E. Chaikin
Secretary

Jeremy Paris
At Large Executive
Committee Member


Andrea Boyd
Citizen Board Member

Joyce Braverman
Planning Director, City of Shaker Heights

Alex C. Campbell
Citizen Board Member

Laura Englehart
Director of Economic Development
City of Shaker Heights


Joanna P. Ganning, PhD
Citizen Board Member

 

Brian Gleisser

Citizen Board Member

Tracey Gonzalez

Citizen Board Member

Khalid Hawthorne

Citizen Board Member

Sabrina Heath

Citizen Board Member

Mike Hood

Citizen Board Member

Sean Malone

City Council Representative

 

Anthony Moore

Citizen Board Member

Anne E. Williams

City Council Representative

 

Richard W. Pogue
Emeritus Trustee

Donate to Shaker's future.
SHDC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Your donation is tax deductible.
Donations can also be mailed to: SHDC Treasurer, c/o City of Shaker Heights, 3400 Lee Road, Shaker Heights, OH 44120.
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For more information, contact nick.fedor@shakerdevcorp.com or call 216.491.1425.
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