Message from the Mayor

I am truly proud to serve the City of Euclid as its Mayor.  One of the greatest honors as Mayor is to participate in the Memorial Day parade and services.  This year was the 89th annual parade and Memorial Day services – what a great tradition to honor those who served and sacrificed for our freedom.  We are so fortunate to have an active Joint Veteran’s Council and strong local Veteran’s organizations who continue to support and serve our community in so many ways.  I am also grateful to all the community organizations and residents who participated in the parade or came to watch and pay respect to our veterans.   Special thanks goes out to the Service Department for making sure E. 222nd Street was completed, the grounds were prepared, and all the necessary preparations were done.  Thank you also to Linda Beck, Andy Kiral, Rick Smith, Cheryl Ludwa, John Prizzi, Ed Chenock, together with Keep Euclid Beautiful and the Euclid Joint Veterans Council, for coordinating the Hometown Heroes Banners that lined the parade route.  What a tremendous way to show our pride for those who served!    

I am proud to live in Euclid and proud to be part of my neighborhood association.  How do we show our pride?   Some wear T-shirts that with a school name, team, association, or club.  Some take photos and share them.  Some talk about what they are proud of/ share stories.   When you are proud of something, you take care of it.  A great place we all can show our pride in Euclid is by taking care of our property (keeping your yard, house, apartment, neighborhood looking good) and our community.  I am glad to see many people out doing yard work, planting flowers, adding landscape, and working to improve their property.   This is a great way to show your pride.  As a reminder, we have several resources available to assist those who want to improve their property:

  • Euclid Development Corporation (EDCOR) offers low interest loans for home repairs (216-289-4625)

  • The Heritage Home Program offers technical assistance for your home repair, maintenance and rehab needs for any home that is at least 50 years of age.  There is also a low interest loan available to help (216-426-3116 or

  • Special Projects Division of the City of Euclid provides assistance for income eligible residents with vinyl siding, wheelchair ramps, and removal of dangerous trees (216-289-8562) 

  • Home Repair Resource Center helps teach knowledge and skills needed to maintain your home and also offers a Tool lending service (216-381-6100 or

Interested in beautification, maybe adding flowers or landscaping?  Check out our great local resources Cavotta’s or Home Depot.  Want to help beautify your neighborhood and our community?  Keep Euclid Beautiful can assist and provides many opportunities for you to show your pride (call 216-289-2786) Mark your calendars: you can check out some of Euclid’s most beautiful yards at the Euclid Pond and Garden Tour, sponsored by the Euclid Shade Tree Commission, which will be held July 13-14, 2019.   

Thank you for joining me in being proud to call Euclid home!

Proud to serve you,

Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail

Kirsten Holzheimer Gail

Mayor, City of Euclid

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Volume 10, Issue 6, Posted 4:12 PM, 06.05.2019