Message from the Mayor
This month, I would like to say a special thank you to our Hometown Heroes! During the month of May, you will begin seeing the new Hometown Hero Banners line East 222 Street. Thank you to the Euclid Joint Veterans Council and Keep Euclid Beautiful for coordinating this meaningful project. The banners honor lifelong residents, residents for a time, and family members who served in the armed services. There are heroes from all branches of the military and they represent service during World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Cold War and Gulf War, years in between, and one active service member. I want to say thank you to all our Hometown Heroes and their families – the City of Euclid proudly honors your service to our country and community! I hope these banners will be an everyday reminder of the sacrifice they made for all of us!
The theme for the 2019 Euclid Memorial Day parade is “If You Value Your Freedom, Thank a Veteran.” Please join me in thanking and honoring those who fought for our country and our freedom by participating in the Euclid Memorial Day parade and ceremonies on Monday, May 27th. The day begins at the Euclid Cemetery with graveside services at 7:45 am followed by a ceremony at St. Paul’s Cemetery at 8:15 am. The parade begins at 10:00am at E. 228th and Lakeshore Blvd and proceeds to City Hall – yes E. 222nd Street will be open! Following the parade there are services at the Veteran’s Monument next to City Hall. If you want to participate in the parade, please contact my office or see information on the City website www.cityofeuclid.com. Help us line the parade route to show our appreciation to our Hometown Heroes!
Euclid’s Relay for Life will take place on Friday, May 10th from 6:00 pm to midnight at the Euclid High School stadium. This is a community effort to raise funds for cancer research and honor those who have been touched by cancer. It is a moving event and a great example of the community coming together – I encourage you to participate in whatever manner you are able.
Progress and construction continues across the city – with E. 222nd Street beginning to see final paving, Water Reclamation work continuing, the framework for new schools taking shape, ground preparation for 2 new buildings being built at Bluestone Business Park, new trees being planted, potholes being filled, the Waterfront Trail beginning to take shape, and many other efforts underway. There is a lot going on and what is exciting is that there is more to come!
As always, I am honored to serve the City I love and look forward to seeing you around town!
Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail
Kirsten Holzheimer Gail
Mayor, City of Euclid