Message from the Mayor
Happy July! I hope you enjoyed the 4th of July in Euclid. I love being a part of several neighborhood celebrations that include parades, picnics, activities and games, but mostly they provide the opportunity to get together with family, friends and neighbors. Special congratulations to the Shore Haven Club (E. 219th Street) as they celebrate 100 years as a street association this year! This is one small street that has worked to bring their neighbors together to build strong neighborhood bonds and connections. Family members join in, former residents come back and current residents proudly welcome all! The pride in being part of this street and community is evident.
As Mayor, I have the opportunity to represent the City across the region and interact with many people. As I introduce myself to new people, I often learn of some connection to Euclid – either they lived here at one point, a family member lived here, or maybe they worked here. Many still feel a connection to our community and want to know what is happening. Euclid holds a prominence in the area – I believe it is because of the community bonds formed while here. Connections bring caring.
Are we doing all we can to promote and develop these connections still today? There are many ways – through a neighborhood group, through a church or faith community, through one of the many community organizations. Be a part of a volunteer effort like Keep Euclid Beautiful, Pet Pals, Friends of Henn Mansion, Kiwanis, and many more. Attend a city event like Family Movie Night, Lakefront Tours, Wednesdays on the Porch and Shakespeare in the Park. Participate in senior programs, recreation programs, visit the Pla-Mor to try roller-skating (which I enjoyed visiting a few weeks ago), and of course patronize our Euclid businesses. Most importantly, get to know your neighbors and Euclid residents across the City. See www.cityofeuclid.com for information on specific events and programs. If you have an idea for a new event… let us know!
Thank you to the Euclid Shade Tree Commission for organizing the Pond and Garden Tour July 13th and 14th. I am always impressed with the beautiful ponds and gardens across the City and enjoy meeting residents and visitors. I hope to see you on the tour! The Keep Euclid Beautiful group will be recognizing residents for their landscaping efforts and are sponsoring a “Yard of the Year” contest. Please nominate your favorite well-kept house and beautiful yard. Nominations will be accepted through August 1st and winners will be honored at the September 3rd City Council meeting and in the September Observer. See www.cityofeuclid.com for information.
Now that summer has arrived, I hope to see you out and about utilizing our beautiful parks, lakefront, bike routes, patios and recreation facilities. Get to know your neighbors and help us make lasting connections and pride in being a part of Euclid!
Proud to serve you,
Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail
Kirsten Holzheimer Gail
Mayor, City of Euclid