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City Council to Appoint David Weiss to Serve as Mayor
On March 23, Council voted to declare their intention to appoint David Weiss as Mayor. Council will formally vote on this appointment on April 9, the first Council meeting following Mayor Earl M. Leiken’s departure from office.

David Weiss served on Shaker City Council from 1996 to 1999, and has been a member of the City Planning Commission from 1998 to 2002 and again, since 2009. He is an attorney who most recently served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for DDR Corp., a real estate investment company.

“I am honored to serve the City of Shaker Heights and am deeply grateful for the faith shown in me by City Council. I look forward to working with Council, City staff and the entire Shaker community. As a long-time Shaker resident, I am pleased to serve the community where my family and I have lived for many years,” says Weiss.

In his application, Weiss declared his intention to run in the general election to be held on November 6, 2018, for the balance of Mayor Leiken’s unexpired term, January 1 to December 31, 2019.
For additional information or questions, contact Clerk of Council Jeri Chaikin at   or 216-491-1424.
VAD tenant announcement-March 2018
RMS Announces New Additions to the Van Aken District

RMS, the developer of the Van Aken District, has unveiled the latest lineup of retailers opening in the District. New additions include Bonobos, See Eyewear, Xhibition, Luster, CLE Clothing, and Whiskey Grade. Visit to get the latest news about the District or follow the District on Facebook , Twitter , or Instagram .
Ohio Voting Sticker
Register to Vote by April 9 for May 8 Election

Residents planning to vote in the upcoming May 8 election must be registered to vote by April 9. Note that 17 year olds who will be 18 by the November 6 election are eligible to vote for candidates in this primary election. Register to vote, check voter registration details, or request a vote-by-mail ballot at .
Get Ready for Summer
Buy Pool Passes and Register for Camps

Shaker Recreation is ready to help you plan your summer in the City:

  • Pool passes. Residents can purchase Thornton Park pool passes for the 2018 season at early-bird rates through April 8, then prices increase. Thornton Park pool officially opens Memorial Day weekend.

  • Summer camp. Registration for Shaker Rec summer camps is underway, including for Day Camp and specialty camps (Outdoor Adventure Camp, Theater Camp, etc.). View the catalog.

Buy passes and/or sign up for camps at Thornton Park (3301 Warrensville Center Rd.) or online using the button below.
S.A.M.S. Seeks Volunteers

Shaker African American Mothers Support (SAMS) seeks volunteers for two of its programs:

  • After Care Tutoring: SAMS partners with Shaker Recreation's After Care Program to help provide tutors to work with students for one hour after school. Time commitment is one hour any day between Monday-Thursday 3:45-4:45 pm.

  • Letters to Grandma/Grandpa IB Project: Senior volunteers are invited to build relationships with Shaker students by volunteering in the classroom. This includes sharing their life experiences through letter writing. Flexible scheduling between 9 am and 3 pm Monday-Friday.

To volunteer or learn more, email Kim Harris at or visit .
Triad Survey 2018
Results of Community Attitude Survey Now Available

Periodically, the City of Shaker Heights has contracted with Triad Research Group to conduct a Community Attitude Survey. The results of these surveys provide an understanding of why residents choose to live here and what keeps them here. This informs the work we do. The most recent survey was conducted last month. Click the button below for the final report.
Computer Roundup
Saturday & Sunday, April 7-8 and April 14-15
8 am-4 pm
Bring old computer equipment to the Shaker Heights Service Center (15600 Chagrin Blvd.) for recycling. Acceptable home computer equipment includes CPUs, monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, terminals, modems, cables, software, and ink print cartridges. Cell phones and their accessories are also accepted. Visit to learn more about City-sponsored recycling events.
Dormant Pruning Workshop
Sunday, April 8
3-5 pm
Dominic Liberatore, owner of Liberatore Landscape Construction and a certified arborist, will lead this hands-on program designed to help get your garden ready for spring. Location: Shaker Historical Museum (16740 South Park Blvd.). $20 for non-members; $10 for Shaker Historical Society members. RSVP to 216-921-1201.
Family Connections Toy Sale
Donation Drop-Off: April 9-11, 9 am-6 pm
Sale: April 18, 10 am-2 pm; April 19, 11 am-1 pm
Shop for gently used children's toys, books, games, puzzles, and baby equipment at Family Connections' Used Toy Sale. All proceeds benefit Family Connections.

From April 9-11, 9 am-6 pm, the public is invited to drop off gently used or like new items for the sale. Donated items must be clean, working, contain all pieces and parts and age appropriate. Please include batteries for items that require them. Stuffed animals and car seats not accepted. Item drop off and sale will take place at the Shaker Family Center (19824 Sussex Rd.).
Bloom & Buzz
Friday, April 13
6-9 pm
Bloom and Buzz
Though it doesn’t feel like it (yet), winter is officially behind us and spring is around the corner. Residents and non-residents alike are invited to shed their winter layers and spend much-needed time outdoors with friends and neighbors at Bloom & Buzz in the Van Aken District .

If springtime is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” then Bloom & Buzz , the next not-to-be-missed outdoor community gathering in Shaker Heights’ emerging downtown, happily extends that invitation. World-class Van Aken District restaurateurs including James Beard award-winning chef Jonathon Sawyer and his team will serve up seasonal bites alongside District newcomers Restore Cold Pressed and Mitchell’s Ice Cream as well as local favorites J. Pistone, Saffron Patch and others. Belly up to our “Buzz Bar” and toast the new season with spring-themed libations. Featured entertainment includes two live bands to be showcased on an outdoor stage, activities for all ages, as well as spring shopping in the “Bloom Bazaar” featuring new Van Aken District merchants including Stump, Double Rainbow, CLE Clothing Co. and Whiskey Grade. Free and open to the public. Location: 20040 Van Aken Blvd. (west end of lot; on the corner of Van Aken and Farnsleigh Rd).
Doan Brook Spring Stream Sweep
Sunday, April 22
1-3 pm
Doan Brook Watershed logo
Celebrate Earth Day by helping to clean up the Shaker parklands and keep litter out of Lake Erie. Get a little wet, a little dirty, and have a lot of fun pulling trash and debris from the stream corridor or pulling invasive garlic mustard from the surrounding banks. Volunteers should meet at the corner of E. 127th St. and Fairhill Rd. For more information or to register visit or contact Andrew at 216-325-7781 or .
Community Shredding Day
Saturday, April 28
9 am-1 pm
Shaker residents may bring up to three bankers boxes of paper for shredding. Staples, clips and other binding devices do not need to be removed. Stay and watch or leave items to be shredded. Free. Location: Shaker Heights Service Center (15600 Chagrin Blvd.). Visit to learn more about City-sponsored recycling events.
Shaker Makers
Saturday, April 28
11 am-4 pm
The 2018 Shaker Makers event takes place at  The Dealership (3558 Lee Rd.) .  It's our second annual show-and-tell-and-make-and-touch AND build-a-business event for innovators, creators, engineers, and entrepreneurs of all ages. This free event is open to the public and sponsored by the City of Shaker Heights and produced in partnership with  Ingenuity Cleveland

Call for Exhibitors—Deadline April 10:  Are you a maker or entrepreneur? Then consider exhibiting at Shaker Makers. Makers and entrepreneurs age 18-plus and students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to apply.
From the Schools 

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Woodbury Creating Change is Monday, April 23
All are welcome to join the Woodbury School community on April 23, 2018 for Woodbury Creating Change—Woodbury School’s fourth community and all-school event that mixes art, social justice and charity! Buy your ticket online for only $6.25. The evening begins at 5 pm at Woodbury School, 15400 S. Woodland Rd. Proceeds will be donated to one of four charities and, in return, guests will take home one of more than 1,000 handmade succulent planters crafted by Woodbury students and community members. Learn more about the event, registration and payment options online at Woodbury Creating Change .

Remaining Shaker Street Signs for Sale Online, April 16-20
The Shaker Schools Foundation will offer approximately 400 unsold Shaker street signs through an online sale on a first-paid, first-served basis, from 9 a.m. EST on Monday, April 16 until 3 p.m. EST on Friday, April 20. Signs are $50 each, with $18 for and shipping and handling for those who cannot pick up locally. Local pickup will be at the District Warehouse,  3620 Lee Road (entrance on Hampstead Rd.) on Saturday, April 21 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. View a  list of signs  and get more details at .
Save the Date
Spring Ice Spectacular
Friday, May 4, 7-9 pm; Saturday, May 5, 1-3 pm and 7-9 pm
The annual Ice Spectacular showcases the skills of the Shaker Heights Figure Skating Club and the Shaker Heights Learn-to-Skate program. Location: Thornton Park Ice Arena (3301 Warrensville Center Rd.). Call the Recreation Department at 216-491-1295 for ticket information.
Household Hazardous Waste Roundup
Saturday & Sunday, May 5-6 and May 12-13
8 am-4 pm
Bring your household items to the Service Center (15600 Chagrin Blvd.) for disposal. Items accepted: oil or solvent-based paints, sealers, primers, varnishes, polyurethanes, shellacs, spray paints, automotive fluids, kerosene, gasoline, lighter fluid, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, paint thinners, mineral spirits, turpentine, caustic household cleaners, adhesives, roof tar, driveway sealer, and mercury. NO latex paint or materials from businesses will be accepted. Visit to learn more about City-sponsored recycling events.
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