About Us

St. Clair Superior Development Corporation

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COMMITTED

We work for a community where people live, businesses thrive, and visitors explore – by connecting people, strengthening the neighborhood, and seeking to always be accountable.

MISSION & VISION

We are a diverse, vibrant, and vital neighborhood.

HISTORY & SERVICE

We are building – year by year, decade by decade.

GROWTH & GOALS

We are informed and inspired by a strategic plan.

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We are grateful to those who support and sustain us.

STAFF & BOARD

We are a team committed to serving the community.

CAREERS

We are looking for talented, creative team members.

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MISSION & VISION

The mission of the St. Clair Superior Development Corporation (SCSDC) is to build a community where people live, businesses thrive, and visitors explore – by connecting people, strengthening the neighborhood, and seeking to always be accountable to the community.

Our vision is an accessible, inclusive, and vibrant community that celebrates and promotes the diversity of its residents and businesses.

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HISTORY & SERVICE

"The organization has been the vehice by which their community has been brought together and that unity has been able to bring about some very positive changes."


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HISTORY

St. Clair Superior Development Corporation’s (SCSDC) role in community development began over 40 years ago with the founding of two community-based organizations – the St. Clair Business Association and the St. Clair Superior Coalition. In 1999, these two community organizations merged to better serve the same citizens with more coordination, united resources and for greater community impact.

SERVICE AREA

The SCSDC service area extends from East 30th Street on the Western boundary to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard as the Eastern boundary, South to Superior and Payne Avenues and North to the Lake in Cleveland, Ohio. Our service area covers portions of four City Council Wards and four micro-neighborhoods (AsiaTown, Goodrich-Kirtland Park, Hodge, and St. Vitus).

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GROWTH & GOALS

We are preparing for growth. In 2021, the St. Clair Superior Development Corporation formalized and adopted a five-year strategic plan to guide the neighborhood forward in the coming years.

PEOPLE

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PLACE

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PERFORMANCE

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We are building a community. Become a member for bragging rights (and more) to help support the renaissance of the St. Clair Superior neighborhood.

OUR MEMBERS

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STAFF & BOARD

We are in good hands. Learn more about the team behind our mission.

ST. CLAIR SUPERIOR STAFF

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Jeremy Taylor

Executive Director

Jeremy Taylor

Jeremy Taylor is a visionary leader and committed community organizer with almost six years of experience serving Cleveland neighborhoods as the Director of Community Involvement of Northwest Neighborhoods CDC, formerly known as Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization. During his time at Northwest Neighborhoods CDC, Jeremy worked to cultivate relationships with stakeholder groups of residents, businesses and faith-based groups. While serving those communities, Jeremy strove to be innovative in approaching issues and inequalities inherent in large cities. He is the President of the Hough Community Land Trust and a board member of Bike Cleveland and Neighborhood Solutions Inc. He is passionate about Cleveland’s east side community and envisions accessible and connected neighborhoods where residents and business owners are both engaged and empowered. Jeremy is a resident of the St. Clair Superior neighborhood and is a proud alumnus of the Central State University where he holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
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Jacinta Wilson

Administrative Assistant

Jacinta Wilson

Jacinta Wilson obtained an Associates Applied Business and Information Technology degree from Bryant & Stratton College. She worked for the City of Cleveland as a Career Coach assisting disadvantaged and displaced people in obtaining job training that ultimately led to gainful employment. She is very familiar with serving others in need in the community. Jacinta has dedicated her time and energy to develop positive relationships by serving through leadership in her local church as well as participating in community outreach in neighboring nursing and rehabilitation facilities. When time permits, Jacinta enjoys singing old Motown songs with her family and playing board games with her son.
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michelle davis

Assistant Director for Community & Business Engagement

Michelle Davis

Michelle Davis has devoted her career to the Tremont community in Cleveland, Ohio. She was introduced to community development work while serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA member at the Slavic Village Development Corporation. During her year of service, she discovered her love of helping people find the resources they need to live their best life. Being hired as a community organizer at Tremont West Development Corporation, she grew to be the Assistant Director and has cherished the opportunities she has been given to work alongside community members to develop and implement projects and programs that improve the quality of life for the Tremont resident and business communities. She looks forward to meeting and working with the community in St. Clair Superior. Michelle loves spending time with her family, walking their dogs, and gardening.
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Assistant Director for Real Estate & Placemaking

Roscoe Morgan

Roscoe Morgan is committed to building better communities. This began by planning summer athletic events in the Lee-Harvard area as a youth and continued as a school teacher for the Cleveland Municipal School District where he taught 6th grade, adult education, and workforce development classes. After a lengthy stint there, he moved on to launch a federally funded community partnered YouthBuild program for teens and young adults in Cuyahoga County addressing personal issues, providing work skills, and building homes in the Fairfax neighborhood. From there Roscoe opened several Boys & Girls Clubs as the East side Area Director for Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland. Recently, he has founded and serves as the Executive Director of Stand Tall Academies Inc. A 501c3, that focuses on family and community engagement. They launched the sta.tradewing.com online platform a unique one stop community service platform for members and organizations to engage. Roscoe is the Chair of the Placemaking committees at the Superior St. Clair Development Corp. and looks forward to all the positive changes coming to that community. He is married to Kimberly and the father of 3 adult children. Roscoe serves on two other community Boards and loves the city of Cleveland.
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AmeriCorps VISTA 

Katherine Garlock

Katie Garlock received a Bachelor of Art in Digital Art from Bowling Green State University. Not knowing what she wanted to do for her career, she decided to join the AmeriCorps VISTA program. In 2022, she did her first year of service at Alma College in Alma, Michigan with a focus on alleviating food insecurity. Finding an interest in city and community development, Katie decided to return to Cleveland to serve a second term, this time developing housing with SCSDC. While she doesn't have much experience with developing housing, she hopes that she can use this job as a learning opportunity and be able to help the community along the way. In her free time, Katie enjoys art, baking, and knitting.

ST. CLAIR SUPERIOR BOARD

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Michael White

Acting President

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation

Michael White

Michael White, former Mayor of the City of Cleveland for 12 years, is a passionate believer that lasting change in our City begins by working at the neighborhood level. Toward that end he is the Senior Policy Adviser for the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation. He leads the Foundation’s Community Engagement effort, which includes the Neighborhood Leadership Development Program, Community Development Corporation Leadership Program and the Community Development Corporation Learning Lab, of which the St. Clair Superior Development Corporation is their first partner. Michael is also involved with other philanthropic activities of the Foundation as well.
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Johnny Wu

Secretary

OCA Greater Cleveland

Johnny Wu

Johnny Wu is well known and respected within the Asian Pacific American community in Ohio. He is one of the co-founders of the Cleveland Asian Festival and is recognized by ethnic cultural groups as the Producer for Cleveland Cultural Gardens’ One World Day since 2015. Wu founded the monthly Cleveland IndieClub to provide a voice for local visual artists to showcase their work and visions. IndieClub was a national movement with events in numerous cities with Cleveland being the oldest running group. Johnny is the founder and owner of Media Design Imaging which provides video and event producing to corporate and independent filmmakers. He also has numerous feature films. Johnny is a member of the International Task Force for Cleveland Museum of Art, WKYC Community Council, City of Cleveland Consumer Affairs Community Board and is VP of Communications for OCA Cleveland Chapter.
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James Bailey

Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair

PNC Financial Services

James Bailey

James Bailey, CFA, CAIA, is a senior investment advisor for PNC Institutional Asset Management, working with PNC's largest outsourced chief investment officer clients. Previously, James was the head of PNC's Derivatives Strategies Group and an interest rate and commodities derivatives trader at KeyBank. As an active volunteer, James is a member of the Kent State University Foundation Board of Directors, is part of KSU's Department of Finance Advisory Board, and is a member of CFA Institute's Disciplinary Review Committee.
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MICHAEL SERING

Governance Committee Chair

Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries

Michael Sering

Michael Sering is the Vice-President of Housing and Shelter at Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry. He is responsible for the Men’s Homeless Shelter at 2100 Lakeside which serves over 3,400 men per year and he also operates the Family Overflow shelter for Cuyahoga County. He also launched LMM’s Workforce Development/Social Enterprise to expand employment and training opportunities for re-entry and homeless populations through the Central Kitchen and culinary arts programs. Michael is on the Board of Directors of CHN Housing Partners; is a member of the Cuyahoga County Office of Homeless Services’ Advisory Board and the Homeless Service Provider Alliance. He is a past Vice President on the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Free Clinic/Circle Health Services.
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Retiree, Community Health Educator

Jennifer Chandler

Jennifer Chandler is a retiree and lifelong Cleveland native. She is a public health professional and researcher with a background in community health education. Jennifer's passion centers around the health of the public, specifically that of adolescents, and advocacy for vulnerable populations. She is a proud graduate of Cleveland's public schools. Considered a gifted and at-risk youth, she was placed in the Karamu Club, a cultural enrichment program sponsored by Karamu founders Russell and Rowena Jeliffe. She was a participant in CWRU's first Upward Bound Program and is a 2004 graduate of CWRU's first Public Health master’s program. Jennifer is also a Cuyahoga Community College alum and an honors graduate of CSU with a specialized degree centered around advocacy for vulnerable populations. She went on to participate in Bridge Builders and Leadership Shaker. Jennifer turned her educational background into an extensive history of volunteerism and community activism. Jennifer's life mission is to advocate for all vulnerable populations; for youth, seniors, the hungry, and the homeless. Her belief is that every person has the right to a healthy and productive life.
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Patricia Antoine

Community Activist, Resident

Patricia Antoine

With over 40 years of Federal Government Service, Patricia Antoine has experience working with high level officials with extensive public interaction, training in health and safety issues, and other pertinent seminars and workshops. She has received Outstanding Performance Awards, 40 Years of Federal Government Service Award and the United Nations Humanitarian Recognition Award. Patricia served as a union representative for 15 years, lobbying before US Congressional Representatives regarding health and safety, employee rights and benefits and testifying on record before Congressional Representatives on voter suppression. She is an energetic community volunteer having partnered with MYCOM numerous efforts engaging youth in Cleveland, contributing articles to the Ward 7 Newsletter and completing neighborhood clean-ups. Patricia has also facilitated workshops, given presentations on various subjects at St. Phillip Neri Family Center, served meals to the homeless at St. Augustine Church and has served on the Health Issues Task Force.
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David Breen

National Bias Fabric Company

David Breen

David Breen has been the president and owner of National Bias Fabric since 2015. National Bias Fabric Company is an industry leader in textile and fabric cutting, sewing, and converting. They provide innovative solutions and services to the textile and apparel industry. National Bias was founded in 1902, and has proudly been located in the St. Clair Superior neighborhood since the 1960s. In addition to National Bias, David is the president of RediHEAT, which manufactures and sells inventive heated delivery bags for restaurants and delivery companies. A lifelong Cleveland area resident, David attended St. Ignatius High School, Loyola University of Chicago, and obtained his MBA from Cleveland State University.
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Audra Jones

Krystal Klear Communications, LLC

Audra Jones

Audra T. Jones, M.B.A. hails from Cleveland, Ohio where she lives and serves as an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and educator. Audra serves as founder and CEO of Krystal Klear Communications, L.L.C a full-service communications design firm specializing in creating successful branding and marketing efforts through events, workshops and consulting. The firm helps create marketable and scalable solutions to help achieve strategic and organizational goals. She also serves as the Co-Owner and Chief Operating Officer for Pulmonary Apps, L.L.C. and has over 10 years serving in the healthcare industry. Audra has over 20 years of experience providing strategic communications counsel to business owners and industry leaders who are interested in growing and protecting the value of their reputations and companies through authentic communication efforts. Audra is a philanthropist and advocate for the advancement of small business ownership. She is skilled in strategic planning, collaborative and equitable connections. She has proven experience working with small to mid-sized firms consulting on program development, writing grants and proposals, conducting prospect research, and developing fundraising plans.
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Chris Luken

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Chris Luken

Chris Luken is an associate at the law firm of Baker & Hostetler LLP where he practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, real estate development and debt finance. Chris assists private equity firms and public and private companies across industries in a range of business matters and has substantial experience representing landlords and tenants in retail, office, warehouse and other commercial leasing transactions. Chris is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
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Brittany Watkins

US Bank

Brittany Watkins

Brittany Watkins earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Composition from John Carroll University. Brittany served as a tutor in the Cleveland Heights School District where she provided support for scholars enrolled in the AVID program, a nonprofit college readiness program that provides students the skills they need to be successful in college. Brittany has over ten years of experience in finance. She currently works as a Business Banking Specialist for U.S. Bank where she continuously strengthens relationships with the community to provide outreach and support for small business owners.
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Lisa Wong

OCA Greater Cleveland & Cleveland Asian Festival

Lisa Wong

Lisa Wong holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Cleveland State University and is a graduate of Neighborhood Leadership Cleveland and Cleveland FBI Citizen’s Academy. She is a certified Election Day Official for the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections and has worked for the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, The Plain Dealer, The City of Cleveland Department of Public Health, and Minority Business Assistance Center at the Urban League of Greater Cleveland. As a longtime community advocate and co-founder of the Cleveland Asian Festival, Lisa was named one of Cleveland’s 2017 Most Interesting People by Cleveland Magazine and honored with the City of Cleveland Third District Citizen Award. Lisa is Board President of OCA Greater Cleveland Asian Pacific American Advocates and National Vice President of Communications for OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates.
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