Ian AndrewsIan Andrews – Executive Director
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Hometown: Howland Township, Ohio (adjacent to Warren)

Why I Love Lakewood: I’ve never experienced a community where people are so passionate and engaged as they are here. When we put out a call to help a neighbor or support a project, this community responds with enthusiasm. I love our historic housing and commercial building stock and that this community proudly supports small, family-owned businesses.

Hobbies: Being outside with my two young children, wife and dog; hiking, biking, golfing, camping and experiencing new places.

Fun Fact: I was named an official Kentucky Colonel as a result of volunteering for a conference in 2006, led by a key staff member of the governor of Kentucky.



Allison UrbanekAllison Urbanek – Housing & Internal Operations Director
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Hometown: North Olmsted, Ohio

Why I Love Lakewood: I love Lakewood for two reasons- the walkability. I can walk to everything I need! It is amazing. I also love the sense of community, it always amazes me how many folks step up and offer to help, It makes me very proud to call myself a Lakewoodite!

Hobbies: My three dogs, walking, painting, wine tasting and hanging out with my husband & friends.

Fun Fact: I once had a salad named after me, Allison’s Beet Salad. Sadly that restaurant has closed but it was amazing being a local celebrity for a few years and getting to eat delicious beets on a regular basis.



Matt ClarkMatt Clark – Housing Outreach & Tool Box Coordinator
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Hometown: Parma, Ohio

Why I Love Lakewood: The sense of community is great, people are really committed to helping each other.

Hobbies: Fishing, Woodworking, Metalworking.

Fun Fact: I have a thing for gas station hot dogs and Funyuns.



Mark McNamaraMark McNamara – Community Engager
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Hometown: Lakewood, Ohio

Why I Love Lakewood: It is always a work in progress. Lakewood has managed to evolve from the homogeneous community of my childhood to one that is rich in color, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation and religion. It is a foodie paradise, and a walk around big small town. Lakewood is a safe place to raise and educate your children and a great place to age and complain to the neighbors about their children. What more could you want.

Hobbies: Brisket Taste Master, Alchemy, mind bending, thought provocation.

Fun Fact: I can catch a thrown baseball behind my back and I am an avid stilt walker.


Jacqueline Bon  – Communications & Design Manager
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Hometown: North Royalton, Ohio

Why I Love Lakewood: There is a genuine sense of community and I feel at home here in a way that I’ve never felt anywhere else. I enjoy Lakewood’s close proximity to Lake Erie, historic housing, abundance of independent businesses, and the accessibility of everything by bike. 

Hobbies: Photography, roller skating, camping, hiking, and experiencing art in its many forms. 

Fun Fact: I host an annual dance party inspired by the legacy of Prince.


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Executive Committee

President – Michael Bentley, Bentley Wealth Management of Raymond James
Vice President & Development Chair – Julie Warren, Erie Design
Treasurer & Finance Chair – Amanda Santa, 23andMe
Secretary – Geoff Mathias, Owner, Sauced Taproom and Kitchen
Governance Chair – John Burke, Attorney, Burkes Law
Housing Chair – Chris Bergin – Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty
Marketing Chair – Tim Dewald, Volunteer
DEI Chair –  Andrea Fisher, Lakewood Public Library
Small Business Chair – Carol Barrett, Carol Lynn’s Salon Plus
Design Chair – Amy Haney, PIRHL
Past President – Jarrell McAlister, Progressive Insurance



Mary Bond – Volunteer, educator
Sandy Feicht – Volunteer, Moen Incorporated (retired)
Kaprice Holloway – Branch Manager, PNC
Dani Krasnicki – Aladdin’s Eatery

Brian Meng – Bialosky Cleveland
Margaret Niedzwiecki – Superintendent, Lakewood City School District
Sid Ordog – Sherwin-Williams
Jesse Smith
– JSmith Studios LLC
Ben Tomins – Deloitte & Touche
Chalana Williams – First Federal Lakewood
Jennifer Wynn – HTLF Bank


Non-Voting Members

Thomas Bullock   At-Large Councilperson, City of Lakewood
Meghan F. George – Mayor, City of Lakewood
Shawn Leininger – Planning Director, City of Lakewood
Lauren Small – CEO and President, Lakewood Chamber of Commerce