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Vickie Johnson Honored at the GCP Annual Meeting

Vickie Eaton Johnson, executive director of the Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation, received the 2014 Richard Shatten Professional Leadership Award annual_meeting_johnsonfrom the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s during its annual meeting on April 2, 2014. In presenting the award, GCP President and CEO Joe Roman noted her accomplishments including spearheading efforts that have attracted multimillion-dollar investment to the Fairfax community and her support of, and work to advance, the Opportunity Corridor project.

The award is presented in memory of Shatten’s role in the economic revitalization of Cleveland as an accomplished educator and research mentor at the Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management and through his civic leadership with Cleveland Tomorrow and other organizations. Read more.

View the GCP Annual Meeting Video

Fairfax Intergenerational Housing Open its Doors

Leon Bibb talks with FRDC about a new housing development for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.

During his segment, Kaleidoscope, which aired on April 13, 2014, Leon talked with the CEO of Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Jeffery Patterson and Assistant Executive Director of Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation Denise Van Leer who shared information about the new intergenerational housing development in Fairfax, commonly known as Grandparent Housing. For more information or to apply call (216) 431-1471.

Fairfax and 7-Minutes with Russ Mitchell

In a conversation with Russ Mitchell, Vickie Johnson, Executive Director, talked about one of Cleveland’s well-known historic neighborhoods.
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The Land of Fairfax

FRDC hosted the Lend A Hand Launch Party for The Land of Fairfax fundraisingl-o-f initiative in its offices at Quincy Place on February 16, 2014. John Legend endorses and leads the effort and has given his music and resources to benefit the Fairfax neighborhood, and now we are asking for your help too! We're doing something very exciting and you will want to be a part of it. We invite you to lend a hand too and help to continue the revitalization of Fairfax!

More information is available on our website at Please share it with family and friends. Email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or connect with us on Twitter: @LandofFairfax or on Facebook: TheLandofFairfax.


Louis Stokes Visionary Award

The Louis Stokes Visionary Award is presented to individuals who are committed to community development and have

  • Demonstrated an ability to provide leadership and vision which promotes community development and strong community life;
  • Demonstrated a lifelong personal and professional commitment to improve the quality of life for those who reside and work in communities such as Fairfax;
  • Demonstrated a proven track record in working collaboratively with residents and other stakeholders to build partnerships; and
  • Promoted the initiatives of urban communities such as Fairfax to a broader constituency.


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