Strong neighbors build strong neighborhoods.

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

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
 
 
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.
 
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
 Scott D. Garson 
President,
Citizen Board Member
 
 Kandis Williams 
Vice President,
Citizen Board Member
 
 Benjamin Woodcock 
Treasurer,
Citizen Board Member
 
 Jeri E. Chaikin 
Secretary,
Chief Administrative Officer, City of Shaker Heights
 
 Kim Bixenstine 
At Large Executive Committee Member,
Citizen Board Member
 
 Jeremy Paris 
At Large Executive Committee Member, Citizen Board Member
 
 John J. Boyle, III 
Citizen Board Member
 
 Joyce Braverman 
Planning Director, City of Shaker Heights
 
 Alex Campbell 
Citizen Board Member
 
 Teri Chmielewski 
Citizen Board Member
 
 Laura E. Englehart 
Director of Economic Development,
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
 
 James Ratner 
Citizen Board Member
 
 Dr. Ted Teknos 
Citizen Board Member
 
 Rose Wong 
Citizen Board Member
 
 Richard W. Pogue 
Emeritus Trustee
 
 Vicki Elder 
Citizen Board Member
 
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For more information, contact nick.fedor@shakerdevcorp.com or call 216.491.1425.