Welcome to the Home Page of the Shaker Heights chapter of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland.  You may join the League or renew your membership by mail or online using a credit card. Just click the “Join” link at the top of this page.


Save the date: On Friday, August 28, Shaker Leaguers will be fundraising at the Van Aken District Beer Garden, 6-10 p.m. Come join us, enjoy a cool drink, register to vote, and meet current Leaguers.



Don’t miss the third in a series of forums on important issues for our region, co-sponsored by the City Club, Case Western Reserve University’s Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, Cleveland Jewish News Foundation and the League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland:

How to Become an Education Activist in Northeast Ohio

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
7-8:30 p.m.
Free & Open to the Public

Siegal Facility
26500 Shaker Blvd
Beachwood, OH, 44122


Michele Pomerantz, Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Lyman Millard, Breakthrough Schools

Gregory Hutchings, Superintendent, Shaker Heights Public Schools

Mary Rose Oakar, elected member of the State Board of Education (tentative)

Moderator: Jill Miller Zimon

Parents and other concerned individuals can be some of the best advocates for education change. This forum will cover local education topics and focus on the ways you can advocate for education and education change. Questions addressed will include: how to develop and deploy strategies to benefit education, advice to give others on how to influence education policy, and whom to influence in matters related to education in Ohio.
Learn more about this forum and others in the series here.


Local Election Update

Listed below are the candidates (so far) who have “pulled petitions” to run for office in Shaker Heights this fall. Candidates must file by Aug. 5. We are planning to publish an online Voters Guide this fall (printed copies will be available at the libraries and other public buildings) and will hold a Candidates Forum in September.


Mayor: Earl Leiken (incumbent)

Council (4 to be elected):

   Sean P. Malone

   Nancy R. Moore (incumbent)

   Julianna Johnston Senturia (incumbent)

   Earl Williams Jr. (incumbent)

Board of Education (2 to be elected):

    William L. Clawson II (incumbent)

     Reuben Harris Jr. (incumbent)

     Jeff Isaacs


You may be interested in reviewing Mayor Earl Leiken’s Presentation to the Shaker Chapter on the State of the City, Jan. 30, 2015

The mayor made this presentation at our board meeting in January. Read it to learn the latest: Mayor's Presention on State of the City (230).