Adam Stalder is appointed as the new executive director of Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization by DSCDO’s Board of Directors

Adam Stalder, Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization’s (DSCDO) new executive director. 

Adam Stalder is appointed as the new executive director of Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization by DSCDO’s Board of Directors

Open Letter to the Community:

(Plain Press, December 2020)           The Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization (DSCDO) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that, following a robust search process, we have appointed Adam Stalder as our organization’s new Executive Director. 

   Adam has been an integral leader at DSCDO for the past ten years. Since May of 2020, he has served as Acting Executive Director of DSCDO. With the support of staff and the Board, he has helped the organization weather a year of significant transitions with grace. Adam is dedicated to helping DSCDO innovate as a neighborhood, city, and industry leader in the community development field. 


   “Adam stands out as a thoughtful advocate who is ready to continuously learn as a leader,” said Patty Jurca, DSCDO Board President. “He is passionate about this work and cares deeply for the wellbeing of our community.”

   Adam began his community development career at Metro West Community Development Organization, working for five years as Economic Development Director and another two years as Managing Director. He served as DSCDO’s Director of Administrative Services and Real Estate Project Manager from 2017 to 2020.

   Adam combines extensive knowledge in the broad responsibilities of managing a community development corporation (CDC), including economic development, real estate development, property management, strategic planning, fundraising, accounting, and community and government relations. He has also developed a solid understanding of and strong relationships within Cleveland’s CDC ecosystem.

   As Executive Director, Adam will work directly with DSCDO’s Board of Directors, staff, community partners, and stakeholders to continue guiding the physical, economic and social development of the neighborhoods we serve. While Adam begins his new role during the challenging time of the COVID-19 pandemic, we know he is uniquely positioned to ensure the organization’s strength and quality of service in its next chapter. 

   Please join us in welcoming Adam to his new role as Executive Director. 

DSCDO Board of Directors 

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