Human Relations Task Force
Works to strengthen the City's sense of community by increasing opportunities to interact meaningfully with each other and to help welcome new residents of all backgrounds. For example, Task Force volunteers teach English as a second language, go door-to-door to greet families moving to Shaker, and promote community conversations and events that bring people together from across the City. Residents are welcome to join the Task Force, but are not appointed by the Mayor. For more information or to get involved, please contact Task Force chair Sean Malone.
Joint Facilities Task Force
A partnership among the City of Shaker Heights, the Shaker Schools and the Shaker Library, called Forward Together Shaker, which guides a shared planning effort to craft a Joint Facilities Vision Plan. The plan will explore opportunities for coordination and collaboration on capital improvements across the three entities. View the Forward Together Shaker website.
Public Art Task Force
Facilitates the creation, display, and maintenance of public art within the City. Reviews and approves artworks funded by the City and/or planned for display on City land. Reviews calls for art and requests for proposals. Selects artists or artworks for commission, fabrication, or installation. Collaborates with artists to bring successful works to fruition. Promotes the City’s public art and public art-related programs.
Risk Management Task Force
Reviews and provides recommendations on the City’s risk management program which includes employee health care, employee workers compensation, and liability and property insurance. This Task Force has no resident members. View Agendas & Minutes.
Wildlife Task Force (formerly Deer Task Force)
The Deer Task Force was created in 2015 to help assess the deer population in Shaker Heights and provide input on deer management for the City. The current Task Force chair is Shaker Heights City Council member Anne Williams.