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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 2011. The most recent Council election was in 2013. See Contact Us for emails and phone numbers. See also: Directory of Officials and Organizations

JamesBradyJames Brady
Term expires December 31, 2015

Chair, Safety and Public Works Committee; member, Finance Committee, Economic Development Task Force.

James Brady was re-elected to his second term beginning in 2012. Brady is a decorated combat veteran of the Persian Gulf War. He returned to the Middle East subsequently as a U.S. Army Infantry officer with the 3rd Infantry Division, honorably discharged in 1996. He also serves as a commissioner for the Ohio Lottery and is vice chairman of the Board for E-Prep School. He holds a bachelor's degree and MBA from the University of Toledo. He is currently the Midwest regional sales director for Nautilus Neurosciences Inc. He lives in the Boulevard neighborhood with his wife and three children.

Nancy Moore
Term expires December 31, 2015NancyMoore

Chair, Landmark Commission; member, Board of Appeals, Communications and Marketing Committee, Neighborhood Revitalization/Housing/Building Committee, Tree Advisory Board.

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.

Tres RoederTresRoderCropped
Term expires December 31, 2017

Chair, Fair Housing Review Board; member, Economic Development Task Force, Finance 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.

JJSenturia2ulianna Johnston Senturia
Term expires December 31, 2015

Chair, Recreation and Health Committee; member, Communications and Marketing Committee, Neighborhood Revitalization/Housing/Building Committee, Safety and Public Works 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, Communications and Marketing Committee; member, 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, 2015

Chair, Board of Appeals, Neighborhood Revitalization/Housing/Building Committee; member, Economic Development Task Force, Recreation and Health Committee, Shaker Heights Development Corporation, Tax Incentive Review Council.

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

Vice-Mayor, Member, City Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals, City Income Tax Board of Review, Finance Committee.

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

Shaker Life wins National Recognition

First Place Award given to Quarterly Publication

September 11, 2014: Shaker Life, a quarterly magazine published by the City of Shaker Heights, has won national recognition for the quality of the publication by the City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA). The first place Savvy Award given to Shaker Life distinguishes it from among 23 entries in the Printed Publications - External Publications category from across the country. The awards were announced during a ceremony at the Music Box Theatre in Minneapolis on September 4.


Annual Fire Department Open House Returns September 20

Sponsored by City of Shaker Heights and University Hospitals

September 9, 2014: Sound the alarm! The Shaker Heights Fire Department’s 2014 Open House is almost here. On Saturday, September 20 from 12-3 pm the Fire Department (17000 Chagrin Boulevard) opens its doors to the community. New this year, Shaker Town Center merchants will participate by offering a Scavenger Hunt for children, various donated prizes, in-store activities, and treats.


Residents Benefit from City's Participation in ReadyNotify

County program enables residents to receive emergency notifications

August 27, 2014: Shaker Heights has joined seven other cities in Cuyahoga County’s ReadyNotify mass notification system. The City will use ReadyNotify to deliver important information to the public regarding emergencies and safety situations as well as when emergencies require closing of city buildings. The system is provided by Cuyahoga County at no cost to the City.


Schedule Your Appointment for a Flu Shot Starting Today

August 11, 2014: The Health Department is offering flu shots.


City to Hire Police Officers (Lateral Entry)

August 6, 2014: The City of Shaker Heights is hiring Police Officers through a lateral entry process, limiting the pool of applicants to the first 50 completed application packets received from trained and experienced police officers from other Ohio law enforcement agencies.  This process reduces outside training time and puts experienced police officers to work as quickly as possible.  All Police Officer positions are Civil Service appointments and participate in the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Upcoming Events

Community Shredding Day Oct 4, 2014 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Collection for Habitat for Humanity's ReStore Oct 4, 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Community Shredding Day Oct 11, 2014 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Columbus Day Holiday Oct 13, 2014
Ghost and Goblins 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run Oct 19, 2014 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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