Christopher Alvarado

Christopher Alvarado earned a master’s degree in urban planning, design and development in 1999.

Since 2014, as executive director of Slavic Village Development, he has led the revitalization of Cleveland’s Broadway/Slavic Village neighborhood through new home construction, the rehabilitation of nearly 200 vacant and abandoned homes, the administration of housing and storefront renovation programs, as well as a partnership to improve educational outcomes for students.

A resident of Cleveland’s Detroit/Shoreway neighborhood, Mr. Alvarado served for 12 years as associate senior planner at the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission. From 2012 to 2014, he was a Strong Cities Strong Communities Fellow for the German Marshall Fund, working with the Cleveland and Cuyahoga County land banks under a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.