Message from the Mayor
Winter is here! I hope you are staying warm and taking time to enjoy the season. Please remember to check on your elderly neighbors and those who cannot get out. If the temperature is not too low-- bundle up, take a walk outside, and enjoy the scenery of the snow. Euclid Creek Metro Park is beautiful in the snow, take a walk down to Sims Park to see the lake, or just around your neighborhood park.
There was a lot of buzz this month around town. We hosted community leaders at the Lakefront to see the progress. After a reception at Henn Mansion, we walked along the top of the bluff to see the progress. They are moving along nicely, rocks are in the water and you can visualize the size and impact of the project! Take a walk down to see!
The Chamber of Commerce and City hosted area businesses, commercial brokers, and developers to learn more about the Opportunity Zones. There was a lot of energy and excitement about future development in Euclid and the benefits of having 5 census tracks dedicated as Opportunity Zones. I look forward to being able to work with them to being future projects to Euclid.
I also had the opportunity to participate in several Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations and continually work to help create a community that celebrates its diversity and comes together as one community. This is a constant work in progress and I have been thinking about how important it is to work to truly understand one another and each other’s experiences. This is true in police- community relations, neighbor to neighbor relationships, teen- adult interactions, and so many more everyday interactions within our community. Rather than reacting immediately to something we see or hear, take the time to truly try to understand another’s viewpoint or experiences. Understanding does not always mean we will agree, but hopefully with understanding comes more respect and tolerance of a different viewpoint.
Civic discourse is an important part of a strong community – we want people to be involved and engaged. We also want this to happen in a productive and respectful manner where all views are represented. Dialogue is important and different opinions and input often make for better decisions – especially if we take the time to understand one another’s perspectives. I thank all of our residents who are involved and look forward to working with you to improve our community.
I look forward to seeing you around town! Enjoy the snow and stay warm!
Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail
Kirsten Holzheimer Gail
Mayor, City of Euclid