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SHARI L. CLOUD
Council, Ward 8
My name is Shari L. Cloud and on May 4, 2009, the Democratic Caucus
of Cleveland City Council unanimously appointed me as the
replacement for former Councilwoman Sabra Pierce Scott and I was
sworn into office that evening.
On March 24, 2009, the City of Cleveland passed an ordinance
reducing the number of Wards from 21 to 19 which resulted in
changing the ward boundaries. Ward 8 now includes Asia town, St.
Clair Superior, East 55th Street and a portion of Midtown. The new
Ward 8 boundaries will take effect January 1, 2010. Until then your
current council leadership will remain the same; however, since this
year is election year for all City officials, the ballot will
include me as the incumbent for the next four year term that will
begin January 1, 2010. Therefore, I would like to take this
opportunity to share my vision and ask for your support in bringing
our community to the next level.
As your new Councilwoman, I will continue to build upon the
foundation that was laid by my predecessor and will strive towards
making our neighborhoods premiere places to live, work, worship and
play by focusing on housing, safety and jobs.
I pledge to work toward the elimination of vacant and abandoned
properties in our community through focusing on foreclosure
prevention, detection of at risk and abandoned properties,
maintenance and blight elimination and positive redevelopment. We
are all responsible for the safety and security of our community. I
intend to nurture relationships with the police, community
organizations and residents to create and maintain partnerships that
will help us fight crime in our neighborhoods. I believe that
sustainable employment for residents not only brings down crime but
also increases the quality of life for employed individuals and the
community in which they are able to invest. To encourage the
creation of jobs in our neighborhoods, I intend to facilitate
training programs that make our residents more employable and work
to attract businesses that will hire locally.
I am a life long resident of this community and have served this
community for the past 15 years through my contribution as Community
Organizer and Program Director for Glenville Development
Corporation; Business/Economic Development Officer for US Bank and
most recently as the Executive Director of Sankofa Fine Art Plus, a
non-profit community arts organization who has partnered with the
local community development organization in facilitating the Chinese
New Year public art projects.
Through theses roles I have been able to bring much needed services
and programs to our residents. I was able to build community, bridge
generation gaps and provide economic development opportunities. I
look forward to continuing my service as your new Councilwoman.
I would also like to take this opportunity to invite you to a meet
and greet that will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 4:00 p.m.
at the Asian Plaza, 2999 Payne Avenue, 2nd Floor Conference Room. At
this meeting you will get an opportunity to meet me as well as learn
of the City resources that are available to you as residents. I am
committed to our residents, our neighborhoods and our City. I hope
that you are able to join me on June 30 in our combined efforts to
improve our community. Please feel free to contact me at (216)
664-4231 with any questions, concerns or just to say hello. Together
we can make a difference. I look forward to meeting and serving you!
Councilwoman Shari L. Cloud, Ward 8