Sellers was born and raised in Warrensville Heights. The Warrensville Heights High School alumnus played professional basketball for 13 years before re-turning to Warrensville Heights as the Director of Economic Development,
WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS – Lifelong resident Brad Sellers announced in May he is running for Mayor of Warrensville Heights this November. As Mayor, Sellers would focus on economic growth and development, improving city services, expanding educational opportunities for students and increasing senior services.
Sellers was born and raised in Warrensville Heights. The Warrensville Heights High School alumnus played professional basketball for 13 years before re-turning to Warrensville Heights as the Director of Economic Development, a position he held for over a decade. He recently resigned as Director of Economic Development to explore other opportunities including a possible campaign for Mayor.
“After discussing my future with family, friends and my closest peers, I heard over and over that Warrensville Heights needed strong leadership at this critical time. This helped me decide to run for Mayor,” Sellers stated. “I believe my record has prepared me to lead the city and to generate new economic opportunities for the community.”
Sellers was initially recruited for the Director of Economic Develop-ment position more than a decade ago by then-Mayor Marcia Fudge. He helped generate over $500 million dollars in development projects that created more than 3,900 jobs.
During his tenure, Sellers helped secure over $3.5 million in grant funding and managed major business developments including Harvard Park, Cuyahoga Com-munity College - Corporate College East and the YMCA.
“I have been committed to Warrensville Heights all my life,” said Sellers. “Now is the time for strong leadership and I believe I am the leader who can recognize and respond to the challenges of today, bring people together, and continue to move our city toward a better future. My experience, commitment and passion for Warrensville Heights have prepared me to serve as Mayor. “
Sellers recognizes the importance of a strong private sector and will continue attracting investors and businesses to Warrensville Heights. He also recognizes a strong quality of life is essential for a vibrant community. As Mayor, Sellers will be committed to improving city services and recreational opportunities, increasing senior services, and improving educational opportunities for children.
Sellers’ dedication to Warrensville Heights stems from his personal philosophy of social responsibility, hard work and creating opportunities for future generations.
He has demonstrated this as a founding member of the Warrensville Heights High School Alumni Association, a member of the 100 Black Men of Greater Cleve-land, a Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame inductee, and Ohio State basketball team captain.
For more information about Brad Sellers and his campaign, please visit www.BradSellersforMayor.com.