Broaden the tax base
Attract new businesses and development opportunities
Create distinctive commercial districts
Regionalism, collaboration, and sustainability
Government efficiency and modernization
Transparency and communication
Retain & Attract Residents
Build on Shaker’s tradition of an open and welcoming community of engaged, thoughtful and diverse residents
Expand quality housing options to meet the needs of all residents – for today and tomorrow
Support our schools, parks and leisure activities and recreation programs
Exceed expectations for economical, high-quality services
Key Accomplishments to Date:
Leading City efforts to complete Phase I of the Van Aken District and laying the groundwork for the start of Phase II.
Aggressively pursuing redevelopment of the Lee Road business corridor.
Collaborating with the Shaker Schools in the recovery process of Fernway Elementary School.
Initiating “Forward Together,” a joint City, Schools and Library task force to develop a comprehensive, long-range community facilities plan.
Creating a City budgeting process guided by community priorities, transparency, and inclusiveness.
Establishing a risk management committee with community participation.
Increased communication and transparency with the Mayor’s Report; expanded community calendar on the City website; and recording of board, commission and committee meetings, which are now posted on the website
Encouraged increased resident participation in City boards, commissions and committees.