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.


Thank you to everyone who made our Beer Garden fundraiser the success it was! Your help and participation made all the difference.


Our Voters Guide will be available online at the end of September. Our printed version will be available on Thursday, Oct. 1, and will be available at the Shaker Heights public libraries, Shaker coffeehouses and Shaker houses of worship.


Save the Date: Thursday, Oct. 1, Shaker Heights Main Public Library, 7 p.m.

 “Meet the Candidates” 


Don’t miss the fourth 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 of Greater Cleveland:

Housing Crisis in Northeast Ohio–Where Are We in 2015?

Wednesday, Oct. 7
7-8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free & Open to the Public


Panelists: James Rokakis, Former Cuyahoga County Treasurer, Cleveland Councilman, Director Thriving Communities Institute

Thomas Bier, Senior Fellow, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University

Moderator: Brent Larkin, The Plain Dealer

Northeast Ohio was one of the hardest hit housing markets in the U.S. in recent years. The market has begun to recover, but housing values and real estate taxes remain two of the most important economic issues facing local residents today. This forum will discuss current home prices, new construction, demolitions and foreclosures and home ownership versus renting.

Held at the Siegal Facility in Beachwood, 26500 Shaker Blvd. 44122

Local Election Update

Listed below are the candidates who will be on the Shaker ballot. There are no “contests.” The number of candidates matches the number of offices to be filled. Watch here for information about the county and state issues that will also be on the Nov. 3 ballot.

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 (276).