Sruti Basu joins FutureHeights staff

Sruti Basu

On Aug. 31, FutureHeights welcomed Sruti Basu as director of community-building programs, a new staff position at FutureHeights. Basu will provide one-on-one mentoring to support neighborhood community builders, nurture new neighborhood organizations, meet with community stakeholders to assist local government in addressing problem areas, and organize and attend community meetings.

She holds a Master of Public Administration from the Bernard Baruch College at City University of New York, and a Master of Science in Social Administration from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. She has worked for the Greater Houston Community Foundation, the Cleveland Foundation, Neighborhood Connections and Slavic Village Community Development Corporation.

“In just three weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to meet several residents, neighborhood groups and business owners," said Basu. "Through my interactions, it became apparent that Cleveland Heights is a place that truly values community, and I am grateful to be in a place that promotes and supports what makes it great and unique. I’m looking forward to continuing to meet people, and contribute to neighborhood groups, city projects and programs, and help build community.”

For more information about FutureHeights's community-building programs, visit or contact Sruti Basu at 216-320-1423 or

Deanna Bremer Fisher

Deanna Bremer Fisher is executive director of FutureHeights and publisher of the Heights Observer.

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