In the August 17, 2023 TWDC Board meeting, Executive Director Cory Riordan tendered his resignation, effective September 8, 2023, in order to begin a new role at Cleveland Neighborhood Progress.

Cory has served as Executive Director of Tremont West since 2012.  During his time with the organization, he administered two strategic planning phases, was instrumental in the creation of neighborhood micro-plans for Duck Island and Lincoln Heights, and he systemically improved the quality of life and amenity offerings for the Tremont West residents and business community. During Cory’s tenure, Tremont West expanded its program offerings to include acquisition and rehabilitation of run down properties, converting them into affordable housing options, and successfully advocated for the improvement of housing opportunities for residents across the socioeconomic spectrum.

At CNP, Cory will continue his work for the broader community, by serving in the intermediary, logistical coordination phase of community development.

“It has been an honor to serve such a dynamic, engaged neighborhood.  Tremont is in a great place and at a good time to transition leadership.  I am confident that the Board of Directors and new leadership will continue to positively impact the trajectory of the neighborhood.  I will miss working with so many committed people.  The neighborhood is so strong because of residents, businesses and stakeholders that care deeply about this place.  Tremont is truly special and I look forward to continuing to work with Tremont West in my new role at Cleveland Neighborhood Progress.”

Tremont West’s Board has formed a hiring committee, which will begin interviewing candidates for an interim director position next week.

TWDC Board Chair Seronica Powell stated that “Cory has greatly helped our community uphold our mission and values in tangible ways, turning policy into effective change for our community, and thereby improving the quality of life for our residents and businesses. He will be missed. We will now seek to continue this legacy in our next hire, ever improving our community.”