Message from the Mayor
Thank you to Shore Cultural Centre, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, and all our sponsors and volunteers for making the 2018 Euclid Wind Fest a great success! It was a beautiful day to celebrate the winds along the lake, the wind turbines in our industrial corridor, arts, culture and youth activities and bring our community together. At the Wind Fest we had a giant chalk board for folks to answer the prompt “My Dream for Euclid is…” and we got a great variety of positive thoughts and comments that provide continued inspiration for positive action in Euclid.
I had the opportunity to celebrate the Euclid Veterans Association’s 72nd Anniversary and honor 12 of their members who are World War II Veterans. This “Greatest Generation” demonstrated a true sense of responsibility and commitment to the betterment of our community. When I think about the dreams they had and the action they took to achieve those dreams, I am amazed and truly grateful. They came back to Euclid to get married, raise their families, start businesses, run for public office, volunteer in the community and build our community assets. Much of what we have today is due to them making their dreams for our generation come true.
How do we engage the residents of today to not just dream about the future they want, but take action and part of the responsibility for making it happen? I am grateful for the many people who do take on the responsibility to build our community – whether it be through their neighborhood association, PTA, community organization, faith community, or just by getting to know and welcome their neighbors. Building those connection is a great place to start and we are offering many opportunities to do just that over the summer.
I hope to see you at the upcoming summer events including Summer at Sims Concert Series (July 12, July 26, August 9, and August 23), Family Movie Nights (July 20 at Arbor Elementary, August 3 at Chardon Hills Elementary), Farmer's Market (every Friday at Shore Cultural Centre from 3:00 to 6:30pm.), Shakespeare in the Park at Sims Park July 27th, Euclid Pond and Garden Tour (July 21-22), neighborhood block parties and events, or just in the park or on a local patio.
Speaking of building community, I am sure you have seen all the construction and building that is happening. I know this creates some inconvenience, but there is progress happening and for that I am grateful. The Amazon building continues to grow, E. 222 Street re-construction is underway, Euclid Schools work continues at the High School/ Middle School site and Early Learning Village, the Water Reclamation Plant work continues with the Headworks Building, work has begun for the new O’Reillys on E. 200 Street, and there are home and business improvements across the community. All of this sends a positive message that Euclid is growing, investment is happening, and we are improving!
A continued thank you for all who continue to dream and help to make those dreams happen!
Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail
Kirsten Holzheimer Gail
Mayor, City of Euclid