TRES ROEDER, Candidate for Shaker Heights City Council
(ineligible for Club endorsement/not a registered Democrat)
Campaign Web Site: www.tresroeder.com
University of Illinois – Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management – Master of Management
Occupation / Employment
I am an entrepreneur, author, and agent of change. Founder and president of locally-based Roeder Consulting, I am a student of project management and organizational change. Working with businesses, not-for-profits, and governments, I help organizations change for the better. I authored two Amazon best-sellers, A Sixth Sense for Project Management and Managing Project Stakeholders and have been quoted by leading publications, including, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Cleveland Plain Dealer. My free time is enjoyed with family, reading, and hiking.
- Member of City Council – 2014 to present
- Shaker Heights 21st Century Government Task Force – Founding Chair
- Northeast Ohio City Council Association – Vice President
- Shaker Heights Development Corporation – Board Member
- Mayor’s Economic Development Task Force - 2013
I champion a welcoming, safe, open and inclusive community where ALL people thrive. Regardless of what happens at the state and national level we must stand firmly on these core values. As I look to the future of Shaker Heights there are three areas I will focus on:
- Develop "Shaker 2030" Growth Plan
Shaker residents want to grow the commercial tax base, improve collaboration, and increase property values. To achieve these goals all of us must join together to collaboratively develop a Shaker 2030 growth plan. The first phase of The Van Akin District is a good start and I’m proud to be a part of it. A vibrant commercial corridor can be built in the Chagrin/Lee area too. We will study why people move into Shaker, why they leave, and what to do about it. A growth plan will clarify our goals for the future.
- Create Financial Sustainability
When I first ran for City Council in 2013, I promised to find ways to maintain or improve city services at a lower cost. We have had a number of successes. One result is outsourcing our jail to Solon. We are saving money and hours devoted to public safety have increased by enabling officers to spend more time policing and less time on jail-related activities.
- Grow the Teen Center – The Getaway
A new teen center, named “The Getaway”, is opening this fall. This is another fulfilled campaign commitment. I worked alongside Reuben Harris, Alex Nichols and many other talented members of our community to bring this vision to reality. In coming years, we will build on this success by expanding offerings and ensuring The Getaway serves our teen’s unmet needs by providing a place where Shaker Heights High School students can go and safely grow.