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The City Charter, adopted in 1931 and revised in 1974, 1986 and 1999, provides for a Mayor and seven members of Council, elected on a non-partisan, at-large basis for four years. Terms are staggered, with the Mayor and four Council members selected at one election and three Council members at the next. The most recent Mayoral election was in 2015. The most recent Council election was in 2015. See Contact Us for emails and phone numbers.

Sean Malone

Term expires December 31, 2019

Chair, Recreation and Health Committee, Climate Change Task Force; member, Communications and Marketing Committee, Deer Task Force, Finance Committee.

Sean Malone was elected to a four-year City Council term beginning in 2016. A third-generation Shaker resident, Malone attended Shaker schools K-12, earned a B.A. in Classical Studies from the College of Wooster, a J.D .from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and has practiced law with Jones Day and Kohrman Jackson & Krantz. Malone served as a citizen member of the Safety and Public Works Committee and is a graduate of the Citizens Police Academy. He is a team leader with the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s 3-Rs Program, a member of the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland’s Pro Bono Committee, and a parishioner at St. Dominic Church. He lives in the Boulevard neighborhood with his wife and three children.


Nancy Moore
Term expires December 31, 2019NancyMoore

Chair, Landmark Commission, Finance Committee; member, Board of Appeals, Efficient 21st Century Government Task Force, Neighborhood Revitalization Committee, Safety and Public Works Committee, Tree Advisory Board; president, Doan Brook Watershed Partnership Executive Committee.

Nancy Moore was re-elected to her third four-year term to begin in 2012. Previous to serving on Council, she was a member of the Shaker Heights Board of Education and served as its president. She has been actively involved in our schools and community for more than two decades. She has worked as a freelance writer and educator. After completing her B.A. at Vassar College and George Washington University in French and German, she earned a master's degree in language and linguistics from Georgetown University. She has served on the boards of the Shaker Family Center, the Shaker Heights PTO, the Sussex Community Association, the Shaker Heights Youth Center, and the Shaker Heights Democratic Club. Moore has served as chair of the Landmark Commission and Neighborhood Revitalization Committee, as a member of the Recreation & Health and Finance committees, the City Planning Commission, the Tree Advisory Board, and as an alternate on the Board of Housing Appeals. She also has served as president of the Doan Brook Watershed Partnership.


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Term expires December 31, 2017

Chair, Efficient 21st Century Government Task Force; member, Safety and Public Works Committee, Shaker Heights Development Corporation.

Tres Roeder was elected to a four-year term beginning in 2014. Roeder is the founder and president of Roeder Consulting, a Weatherhead 100 upstart company.  Roeder has extensive experience helping major organizations implement strategic projects.  Prior to his election to City Council he served on the Mayor’s Economic Development Task Force.  He also led research studies on the achievement gap in Shaker Schools and served on the Vestry of St. Paul’s Church.  Mr. Roeder holds a BA in Economics from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.  He lives in the Malvern neighborhood with his wife and two children.


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Term expires December 31, 2019

Vice mayor; Chair, Safety and Public Works Committee; member, Climate Change Task Force, Recreation and Health Committee.

Julianna Johnston Senturia was elected to a four-year term beginning in 2012. Senturia is currently the program director for Fairmount Temple in Beachwood where she is also an award-winning Hebrew educator. She has been active in Shaker organizations for several years, including the League of Women Voters where she previously served as president and trustee for several years, Parent Teacher Organizations, and the Boulevard Community Association. She currently serves on the board of the Cleveland Jewish News Foundation. Senturia received a B.A. in political science and a M.A. in American politics and policy, both from Ohio University. She lives in the Boulevard neighborhood with her husband and three school-age children.


Anne Williams
Term expires December 31, 2017AnneWilliamsWeb

Chair, Deer Task Force, Neighborhood Revitalization Committee; member, Climate Change Task Force, Communications and Marketing Committee, Nature Center at Shaker Lakes Board, Recreation and Health Committee, Safety and Public Works Committee

Anne Williams was elected to a four-year term beginning in 2014. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a master’s in Library Science from Rosary College in Chicago, and a J.D. degree from Loyola University of Chicago. She worked as a litigator with an emphasis in employment law. A Chicago area native, Williams has lived in Shaker Heights and been active in the community for 20 years. She has volunteered in numerous local organizations including the PTO at her children’s schools, Meals on Wheels and League of Women Voters Shaker Heights, for which she twice served as President. She was employed as the Coordinator of Shaker's 2012 Centennial Celebration and recently graduated from the Citizens Police Academy. Anne and her husband have three daughters and two dogs and live in the Malvern neighborhood.


Earl WmsEarl Williams, Jr.
Term expires December 31, 2019

Chair, Board of Appeals, Communications and Marketing Committee, Fair Housing Review Board; member, Finance Committee, Neighborhood Revitalization Committee, Shaker Heights Development Corporation.

Earl Williams was re-elected to his third four-year term beginning in 2012. He has served as vice mayor and a former member of the Public Works Committee, a member of the Shaker Heights Citizens Committee, and a member and former officer of the Shaker Schools PTO. He is also Council representative to the Shaker Heights Development Corporation, and serves on the City's Economic Development Task Force. He holds a bachelor's degree in Communication from Ohio University, and a law degree from the Cleveland State University Cleveland Marshall College of Law.


Rob ZimmermanRobZimmerman
Term expires December 31, 2017

Member, Efficient 21st Century Government Task Force, Finance Committee, Planning Commission.

Rob Zimmerman was first elected to Council in 2005, then re-elected to new four-year terms in 2009 and 2013. He has previously served as Chairperson of the Finance Commitee and Safety & Public Works Committee, and as a citizen member of the Safety and Public Works Committee and the Human Relations Commission. He is a partner at Benesch Friedlander, where he specializes in litigation and government relations law. He previously served on the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Federation, where he served as Chairperson of the Government Relations Committee and Vice Chairperson of the Community Relations Committee. He is Board Member of Menorah Park and has served on the boards of the Anti-Defamation League, American Jewish Committee and the Cleveland Jewish News. He graduated from Ohio State University with honors with a B.A. degree in political science. He also received his law degree from Ohio State University where he was Chief Justice of the University Court. He and his wife Lisa and daughters Talia and Lilli live on Shelburne in the Mercer neighborhood.

Shaker Heights Latest

Now Hiring: Police Officers

Applications Available

Dateline: October 16, 2016 - The Shaker Heights Police Department is recruiting for several immediate vacancies. Starting salary: $46,437-$74,528, depending on experience. Applications are now available and must be returned Sunday - Wednesday, October 30 - November 2. Only the first 50 applications will be accepted. 

Rotary Club of Shaker Heights to Honor Firefighter and Police Officer of the Year

Annual awards presentation to be held October 19

Dateline: October 14, 2016 - The Rotary Club of Shaker Heights will honor its Firefighter and Police Officer of the Year on Wednesday, October 19 at 8:30 am. The awards program will be conducted by President John Sobotincic. Rotary members Charlie Mayer and Bob Ault will present the 2016 awards to Assistant Safety Director D. Scott Lee and Superintendent of Equipment Robert C. Bates, respectively. Honorees will receive a plaque for their service, as well as a monetary gift in front of guests and city officials, including Mayor Earl M. Leiken and members of City Council.


Shaker Design Competition Calls for Innovative Housing

Design-build teams challenged to transform vacant lots into sustainable middle-income housing

Dateline: October 7, 2016 - Can a city that is known for the architectural excellence of its historic homes also be the community that builds the next generation of housing? Shaker Heights is determined to be that city. It announces the Shaker Design Competition.


Shaker Heights Landmark Commission Presents 2016 Preservation Awards

Eight properties recognized for restoration and maintenance of their historic integrity

Dateline: October 3, 2016 - Eight Shaker Heights properties earned Preservation Awards from the Shaker Heights Landmark Commission at a City Hall ceremony on September 26. Landmark Commission chair Nancy Moore presented four merit awards, one special award, and three honor awards for distinguished renovation and restoration work.

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