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Better Kenmore Community Development Corporation (CDC) was founded in 2016 as Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance to improve the quality of life in our community through cultural, artistic, recreational and business revitalization.

Better Kenmore CDC's revitalization plan was inspired by Main Street America's Four-Point Approach to revitalization. 

Better Kenmore CDC is located in the heart of the Kenmore Boulevard Historic District at 1028 Kenmore Blvd. You can reach us via email at betterkenmore @ or by phone at 330-714-9621.

2023 Board

John Zoilo

Nonprofit fundraising consultant, Akron Civic Theater

Tom Fuller
Former Executive Director, Alpha Phi Alpha Homes
Kyle Julien
Economic Vitality Chair Community Development Program Officer, Development & Finance Authority

Wendy Zarara

Manager, Kenmore  Branch  Library
Derrick Hall
System Director - Bundled Care  & Episode Based Payment, Summa Health System
Vice President, Akron Public Schools Board
James Hardy
Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Marc Lee Shannon
Recording Artist & Summit County ADM Board Member

Laura Smiley
Sales Director & On-Air Host, The Summit (91.3 FM Akron/Canton, 90.7 FM Youngstown, 90.1 FM Athens)
Seth Vaill
CFO, Just a Dream Entertainment
Kenmore Resident & Property Owner

Miranda Zenner
Owner, Pegasus Pub
Kenmore Resident & Property Owner

Better Kenmore CDC Staff
Josh Gippin
Executive Director, Better Kenmore CDC
Kenmore Property Owner

Corey Jenkins
Marketing & Events Director, Better Kenmore CDC
Former Kenmore Resident

Elisha West
Community Liaison, Better Kenmore CDC

Eleni Manousogiannakis
Grants Manager, Better Kenmore CDC
Former Kenmore Resident

Jenna Watkins
Year-Long AmeriCorps VISTA, Better Kenmore CDC


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