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ABOUT BETTER KENMORE

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 @ gmail.com or by phone at 330-714-9621.

2023 Board


CHAIR
John Zoilo

Nonprofit fundraising consultant, Akron Civic Theater

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

 
TREASURER
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
jgippin@betterkenmore.org
330-714-9621


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

cjenkins@betterkenmore.org

Elisha West
Community Liaison, Better Kenmore CDC 
ewest@betterkenmore.org

Eleni Manousogiannakis
Grants Manager, Better Kenmore CDC
Former Kenmore Resident
eleni@betterkenmore.org


Jenna Watkins
Year-Long AmeriCorps VISTA, Better Kenmore CDC
jwatkins@betterkenmore.org

 

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