CDC-Nominated Director: Northeast Shores Development Corp.
City of Euclid
Allison is a licensed architect in Ohio with a degree in architecture from Carnegie Mellon University and is currently enrolled in the Urban Economic Development graduate program at CSU. Allison joined the City of Euclid in 2016 as Community Projects Manager in the Dept. of Planning & Development managing the $30 million Waterfront Improvements Plan, a project that has garnered federal grant awards and national praise for its innovation and collaboration between public and private sectors. Allison previously worked as a Project Manager with Geis Companies, StudioTECHNE Architects and with firms in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Shanghai. Allison is nationally recognized for her temporary and permanent public art installations that partner with non-profits to advance a social cause including “Bus Stop Moves”, “Give Box-Cleveland”, “Phone Gallery” and “Plastic Perch”. In addition to NSDC’s Board, Allison serves on the Cleveland Leadership Center’s Leadership Council, Greater Cleveland Food Bank’s Young Professionals Council, the Alliance for the Great Lakes Young Professionals Council, Freshwater Cleveland Magazines’ Advisory Committee, and is active in multiple alumni groups and professional organizations. In 2017, Allison was named a “Most Interesting Person” by Cleveland Magazine.