Director Tania Menesse

Mayor Frank G. Jackson administered the oath of office to the new Director of Community Development, Tania Menesse, at Cleveland City Hall on April 9, 2018.

“Tania Menesse comes to the City of Cleveland with years of experience in the public and private sector,” said Mayor Jackson. “Her broad range of experience and her educational background are the right fit for this position.”

Menesse will lead the Department of Community Development (CD) and manage its daily operations. The director’s duties include managing the Office of Fair Housing and Consumer Affairs which enforces Cleveland’s Consumer Protection Code as well as state and federal consumer protection laws. Her roles also include educating the public regarding scams and fraudulent business practices. She will also oversee public neighborhood forums, work with private and government consumer agencies and interact with various levels of government.

Menesse served most recently as the Director of Economic Development for the City of Shaker Heights. Since 2010 she was responsible for generating commercial revenue and incentivizing private investment, as well as supporting reinvestment in residential properties through both technical and financial assets.