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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 2017. See Contact Us for emails and phone numbers.

Sean Malone

Term expires December 31, 2019

Chair, Finance and Administration, Human Relations Task Force; member, Recreation Committee, Shaker Heights Development Corporation, and Sustainable Shaker Task Force. 

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 has served as chair of the Recreation and Health Committee, and Climate Change Task Force, and as a member of the Communications and Marketing Committee and Finance Committee as well 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 four children.


Nancy Moore
Term expires December 31, 2019NancyMoore

Chair, Landmark Commission, Safety and Public Works Committee, Tree Advisory Board; member, Finance and Administration Committee, Neighborhood Revitalization Committee; president, Doan Brook Watershed Partnership Executive Committee.

Nancy Moore was re-elected to her third four-year term to begin in 2012. Prior 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, Neighborhood Revitalization and Finance committees, as a member of the Recreation & Health, Finance, Safety and Public Works, and Neighborhood Revitalization committees, the City Planning Commission, the Tree Advisory Board, the Board of Appeals, the Efficient 21st Government Task Force, 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, 2021

Chair, Recreation Committee; member, Building, Housing and Technology Committee, Communications and Marketing Committee, Safety and Public Works Committee.

Tres Roeder was re-elected to his second 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. Roeder has served as chair of the Efficient 21st Century Government Task Force, as a member of the Safety and Public Works Committee and Shaker Heights Development Corporation. 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

Chair, Building, Housing and Technology Committee; member, Human Relations Task Force, Recreation Committee, Safety and Public Works Committee, Shaker Heights Development Corporation, Sustainable Shaker Task Force. 

Julianna Johnston Senturia was re-elected to her second four-year term beginning in 2016. Senturia completed a two-year term as Shaker's vice-mayor in December of 2017 and has also served as chair of the Safety and Public Works, Communications and Marketing, Recreation, and Sustainable Shaker committees. Senturia is currently the Executive Director for the Heights Schools Foundation, a nonprofit supporting the Cleveland Heights-University Heights public school system. She is an award-winning Hebrew educator at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple's religious school. She has been active in Shaker organizations for several years, including the League of Women Voters, where she previously served as president; Parent-Teacher Organizations; and the Boulevard Community Association. Senturia holds a BA in Political Science and an MA in American Politics/Policy and Women's Studies, both from Ohio University. She is completing a Masters in Nonprofit Administration at John Carroll University. Senturia lives in the Boulevard neighborhood with her husband, Harris, an attorney with the Federal Trade Commission, and their three children.


Anne Williams
Term expires December 31, 2021AnneWilliamsWeb

Chair, Deer Task Force, Neighborhood Revitalization Committee, Sustainable Shaker Task Force; member, Communications and Marketing Committee, Human Relations Task Force, Nature Center at Shaker Lakes Board, Safety and Public Works Committee, Tree Advisory Board.

Anne Williams was re-elected to a second 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. She has served as chair of the Deer Task Force, and Neighborhood Revitalization Committee, as a member of the Climate Change Task Force, Communications and Marketing Committee, Nature Center at Shaker Lakes Board, Recreation and Health Committee, Safety and Public Works Committee. 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, Building, Housing and Technology Committee, Finance and Administration Committee, Neighborhood Revitalization Committee, Income Tax Board of Review.

Earl Williams was re-elected to his third four-year term beginning in 2012. He has served as vice mayor, chair of the Board of Appeals, Communications and Marketing Committee, Fair Housing Review Board and member of Finance Committee, Neighborhood Revitalization Committee, Public Works Committee, Shaker Heights Development Corporation, and Economic Development Task Force. He is a member of the Shaker Heights Citizens Committee, and a member and former officer of the Shaker Schools PTO. 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, 2021

Chair, member, Deer Task Force, Finance and Administration Committee, Planning Commission.

Rob Zimmerman was first elected to Council in 2005, then re-elected to new four-year terms in 2009, 2013 and 2017. He has previously served as Chairperson of the Finance Committee and Safety & Public Works Committee, and member of Efficient 21st Century Government Task Force, Finance Committee, and Planning Commission as well 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.

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