Preschool and Early Child Education forum Jan 30, 2020 at Shaker Hts Public Library

Preschool and Early Child Education forum

Thursday, January 30, 2020 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Shaker Heights Public Library Main 16500 Van Aken Blvd 44122
The forum write up by Julie Hullett is here
The flyer is here
The video is here

The role of PreK in closing the achievement gap is clear. Engage with experts discussing the difference early childhood education makes and Shaker Schools’ preK plans.

with panelists:
Rebekah Dorman, Director, Cuyahoga County Office of Early         Childhood/Invest in Children

Billie Osborne Fears, Executive Director, Starting Point

Dr. Marla Robinson, Chief Academic Officer, Shaker Hts. Schools

Beth Price, Executive Director, Early Childhood Enrichment Center

moderated by Sharon Broussard, Former editorial writer, The Plain Dealer/

Sharon Broussard

Cosponsored by Shaker Heights Public Library and the League of Women Voters Greater Cleveland- Shaker Hts. Chapter


Shaker Candidates Forum, Thursday, September 26, 2019  7:00pm

The City Council video is here

The School Board video is here

The Mayoral video is here
The flyer is here
Shaker Candidates Forum
Thursday, September 26, 2019  7:00-9:00 PM
Shaker Middle School Auditorium
20600 Shaker Boulevard
Free to the public.
Get to know the candidates and ask questions at this moderated forum.
City Council Candidates (vote for 4)
Tom Cicarella
Sean P. Malone
Nancy R. Moore
Carmella Williams
Earl Williams Jr
School Board Candidates (vote for 2)
Ted Auch (not available-will provide written statement)
Jeff Isaacs
Emmitt R. Jolly
Kathleen Sauline (write-in candidate)
Mayor Candidate
David E. Weiss
Cosponsored by Shaker Heights Public Library and
The League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland-Shaker Chapter

Food Insecurity in Shaker Heights, a forum on June 13, 2019

Food Insecurity in Shaker Heights
How big is the problem? What are we doing about it? How can we do better?
The flyer is here

The slides from the talk by Loren Anthes are here
Forum write up by Ryan Brady

Thursday June 13, 2019 at 7pm
Shaker Hts Public Library Main Branch
16500 Van Aken Blvd. 44120

Hunger is a growing problem in Shaker Hts that is estimated to impact over 5,000 residents yearly including children, adults and seniors. What are we doing to make sure every person has access to the food they need? How can we do better?

Learn from experts, city representatives and volunteers. You can be part of the solution in Shaker Hts.
Panelists will include
•Loren Anthes, The Center for Community Solutions,
•Kimberly LoVano, Director of Advocacy & Public Education Greater Cleveland Food Bank,
•Nancy Moore and Trey Roeder, Shaker Heights City Council,

•Representatives Little Free Pantry in Shaker Hts.

Cosponsored by The League of Women Voters-Shaker Chapter and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Links to the organizations mentioned in the forum:

Center for Community Solutions Research in Cleveland
Cleveland Foodbank Call for Advocate Assistance
Cleveland Foodbank Help Center
Heights Christian Church Community Meal
Little Free Pantry of Shaker Heights
City of Shaker Heights Senior Services


Shaker Library Levy May 2018 LWV-Shaker report

The Shaker Library Levy forum is here:

Shaker Heights Library Levy May, 2018
LWV-Shaker Recommendation

The Shaker Chapter of the League of Women Voters has endorsed the Shaker Library levy that will be on the May 8, 2018 primary ballot.

The summary of our endorsement below:
The link to Fact Sheet is here

The full report is below:
The link to Report is here

The Ballot Language

Proposed Tax Levy (Additional)
Shaker Heights Public Library
A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.

An additional tax for the benefit of the Shaker Heights Public Library for the purpose of current expenses at a rate not exceeding 1.9 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to 19 cents for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for a continuing period of time, commencing in 2018, first due in calendar year 2019.

Propuesta para Recaudación de Impuestos (Adicional)
Biblioteca Pública de Shaker Heights

Se requiere un voto afirmativo por mayoría para su aprobación.

Un impuesto adicional que beneficiará a la Biblioteca Pública de Shaker Heights con el fin de cubrir gastos actuales a una tasa que no exceda los 1.9 milésimos por cada dólar de valoración, lo cual representa 19 centavos por cada cien dólares de valoración, por un período continuado de tiempo, comenzando en el 2018, con su primer vencimiento en el año calendario del 2019.

“Shaker Square: It’s past, present and future” Moderated by Steven Litt, Plain Dealer July 25, 2017

“Shaker Square: Its past, present and future”

Tuesday July 25, 2017 7:00-8:30p.m.
Moderated by Steven Litt, Plain Dealer
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Shaker Public Library Main Branch, 16500 Van Aken Blvd 44120

Shaker Library Notice     Event flyer here   Forum Preview Here
Summary of forum from Cleveland Scene
Forum Video is here

Brandon E. Chrostowski, Founder, Edwins Leadership & Restaurant Inst.
Peter Rubin, President, The Coral Company
Edward W. Rybka, Chief of Regional Development, City of Cleveland
Captain John Sotomayor, Cleveland Police Fourth District

Positive excitement is building around the possibilities for Shaker Square. This panel will focus on Shaker Square’s past, present and future; retail, housing and security. Join us for an interesting discussion about this significant neighborhood for both Cleveland and Shaker Heights.


Steven Litt (photo by Lizzie Litt)

Sponsored by Shaker Heights Public Library and League of Women Voters-Cleveland and Shaker Chapters
For more information, email:

Shaker Hts. Mayor Leiken “State of the City” Address 2/23/2017

Shaker Mayor Earl Leiken delivers his 2017 “State of the City” address

Shaker Hts Mayor Leiken “State of the City” Address 2/23/2017
The video is here

The presentation is here (each segment approx 7mg):
part 1
part 2

SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH – Mayor Earl Leiken delivered the State of the City address on Feb. 23 at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building, 3450 Lee Rd.

The event was presented by the League of Women Voters. Leiken addressed developments in the Van Aken District, how the city is working to create an inclusive environment for residents and visitors, and general accomplishments by the city’s government over the past 12 months.

Event preview written by Chris Mosby,

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