LakewoodAlive Announces Appointment Of New Executive Director

LakewoodAlive announced today that Ian Andrews has been appointed Executive Director of the organization.  Andrews will be replacing Mary Anne Crampton who announced her resignation in April this year. LakewoodAlive is a nonprofit economic development organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life in Lakewood through programs focused on downtown revitalization, housing and community engagement.

Andrews currently serves as the Director of Development and Marketing at the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization. He will start his new position with LakewoodAlive on July 11.

In his current position, Andrews markets the neighborhood (including the Gordon Square Arts District and the Cleveland EcoVillage) to funders, businesses, city officials and potential residents. He also works with residents on foreclosure prevention and oversees a variety of community-wide neighborhood improvement projects. He holds a Master’s degree in Urban Planning, Design and Development from the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Mount Union College.

“Ian brings a solid track record of working with business owners, residents, volunteers, government leaders and nonprofit organizations in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood to our community,” said Jennifer Baker, president of LakewoodAlive. “LakewoodAlive will most certainly benefit from Ian’s background in urban planning and his deep knowledge of neighborhood revitalization and economic development issues.”

LakewoodAlive is a nonprofit economic development corporation whose mission is to facilitate economic stability and growth in the City of Lakewood.  LakewoodAlive creates alliances with community leaders, leverages community assets and expands the pool of available resources to protect and enhance Lakewood’s quality of life.

Volume 7, Issue 12, Posted 9:22 AM, 06.15.2011