Message from the Mayor
So often today, the media reports on the negative things happening in our communities. In a recent social media site, a resident shared her favorite things about Euclid and asked members to weigh in with their “favorite things.” The positive responses ranged from reviews of specific restaurants and stores to more general services, programs and places. After the tragic incidents that took place at Sims Park, it was wonderful to see how residents were focused on the strengths of our community.
Things that were mentioned include:
Sims Park, Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, Paragon, Beach Club Bistro, Kristy’s, the people, Memorial Park, Great Scott Tavern, Lake Erie, my neighbors, Euclid Police Department, Euclid Fire Department, Maria’s, Carmella’s, Euclid Public Library, Memorial Pool, Skinny’s, Atlas Movies, Senior Center, Ice Rink, Lakefront, Golf Course, Easy access to downtown, the topography, Bagel Buddies, Wilke Hardware, the wild life, lots of industry, Lakeshore Coffee, Euclid Hospital, Wojtila’s Bakery, Euclid Creek, Home Depot, Eastside Irish American Club, Josh’s Family Meats, Henn Mansion, Fishing Pier, 200 Street Stroll, Paradise, Farmer’s Market, baseball diamonds, Wind Turbines, private beach clubs, sidewalks, Euclid Soccer, Bronco’s Beverage, Adam’s, Euclid Animal Shelter, Polka Hall of Fame, Dairy Queen, Gyro George, Panther Swim Team, One Tree Yoga, Memorial Day Parade, Pond and Garden Tour, Summer at Sims, Learn to Swim classes, Euclid Brewery, Euclid Hunger Center, Cortina’s, Panini’s, Mama Catena’s, Sledding hill, Euclid YMCA, Euclid Orchestra, numerous parks around the City, Recreation department, Churches, Sts. Robert and William Festival, ….. and so many more that I may have missed.
I know it is easy to get lost in the problems our community faces, but I do believe that our success will come from taking a different approach – a community building approach that is focused on utilizing our assets, building relationships and developing partnerships to grow our community. Let’s make sure we support and take care of our amenities. Let’s not take what we have for granted!
I look forward to our community survey being conducted as part of our Master Plan process this month, a Photography Contest “this is Euclid” to utilize local artwork to brighten up vacant storefronts, and beginning a series of listening tours (see www.cityofeuclid.com for dates). I look forward to hearing what is important to you, what strengths you see in our community and what ideas you have for our future.
Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail
Kirsten Holzheimer Gail
Mayor, City of Euclid