Executive Board

Working hard to build a community and strengthen the voice of downtown Cleveland Residents.

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Mario Aldayuz


Mario Aldayuz, a Cleveland transplant living in the Playhouse Square District, fell in love with Cleveland several years ago during a visit. Two weeks after visiting Mario moved to Cleveland and began working to build a network of businesses and professionals in the greater Cleveland area. He is a serial entrepreneur, professional marketer, and retired United States Marine. Mario enjoys learning about Cleveland history while touring the various museums and attending networking events. His goal for 2022-2023 is to reinvigorate the organization and facilitate providing value to downtown Cleveland residents.

Elle Wu

Vice President

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Pamela Teague


Pamela Teague, CPA moved to downtown Cleveland in 2016. She relocated to downtown in order to take advantage of all the amenities it has to offer, including live sporting events, concerts, museums and the awesome lakefront. She is actively involved with a local college mentoring program. Pamela currently lives in the Warehouse District and loves biking on the nearby trails as well as throughout downtown finding new and interesting things to do.

Brandon Wojtasik


Brandon Wojtasik moved downtown in 2018 and currently lives in downtown’s Gateway District.  He is an attorney with Tucker Ellis LLP, focusing on corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance.  As a graduate of Baldwin Wallace and CWRU Law, Brandon has experienced greater Cleveland from various regions.  For Brandon, downtown living is ideal given the walkability, connectivity to our sports and concert venues, and the food and drink scene.  Brandon joined DCR in 2020 to help connect and grow the downtown Cleveland neighborhood.

Jessica Wallace

Civic Director

Jess Wallace has been involved with Downtown Cleveland Residents since 2018, beginning as a Community Outreach Committee member with the group that launched the monthly Community Forums. She then became the Safety Chair in late 2018, began helping the Digital Marketing team in August of 2020 and then took on a new role as Civic Director in May of 2021. As a disability and accessibility advocate, she has established an amazing group of allies in Clevelanders for Public Transit, Vision Zero Cleveland and The People’s Streets Project.

Christina Kay

External Director

Coming Soon!

Open Position

Membership Director

Apply now by contacting president@downtownresidents.org!

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Alan O’Connell

Advisory Board Member

Alan O’Connell is an urban planner and native Clevelander living in the Gateway District. In his free time he enjoys playing guitar, autocross racing, and boxing. Alan O’Connell is the former 2020-2021 Downtown Cleveland Residents Association President and has graciously agreed to stay on as an advisory board member for 2022-2023 term.

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