Happy New Year from the Euclid CommUNITY Relations Task Force

It's a New Year; a fresh start. Time to recalibrate, to decide how each of us can make a positive difference in our neighborhood and commUNITY.

Here are a few ideas for resolutions (for the resolution-averse, think reminders.) All of these are free of charge and simple to do. The real challenge is learning to be aware and in-the-moment enough to recognize opportunities to practice simple random acts of kindness:

  • Reach out to an elderly or disabled neighbor. A few ideas: clear the walk, salt icy steps, return rubbish bins, drop off a treat
  • Try not to lean on the horn when the car ahead doesn't move 2 seconds after the light changes.
  • Hold doors open when you can; say thank you and smile when someone holds the door for you
  • Clean out your pantry or pickup extra cans of food when they're on sale and donate to the food bank or local kitchen.

Above all – can we all agree to practice tolerance?  How we judge others says more about us than it does about them. We have no idea what others are suffering through.

There is far too much random meanness in the world and we all have the power to change that every day…one person at a time. A smile or a kind word can change a persons day, quell fear, improve their self esteem. The gift that costs nothing and can mean so much.

Wishing you a Happy and Peaceful 2019!


The Euclid CommUNITY Relations Task Force is a diverse group of volunteer residents who are passionate about Euclid, and committed to supporting and advocating for all residents and neighborhoods in the city of Euclid.

We are your neighbors. We understand that all residents of Euclid want to be heard, to be proud of our city, to experience fairness and mutual respect, and to peacefully enjoy all that Euclid has to offer. We are committed to listening to you, and to supporting open communication.

Residents are encouraged to reach out to the CommUNITY Relations Task Force – by email temporarily to Kristal Grida at kgrida@cityofeuclid.com  or by phone at 216-289-8268.

We look forward to talking with you, and we thank you for your positive involvement and support.

The purpose of the Euclid  CommUNITY Relations Task Force is to promote respect, cooperation and positive interaction among Residents, and between Residents and the city’s administration. We will be a resident-driven entity that supports and implements community groups, projects, and policies that embrace inclusion, meaningful dialogue, and fairness.

Marilou Myrick

Marilou 'Louie' Myrick, representing the Euclid CommUNITY Relations Task Force

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Volume 10, Issue 1, Posted 5:14 PM, 01.08.2019