Message from the Mayor
I have had the opportunity to attend many events and activities over the past couple of weeks - the Heritage Park Community Association Summer Fest, Lakeland Civic Association Block Party, E. 238/ Glenbrook Meet the Mayor, Arcadia Club Beachapalooza, Senior BBQ at the Lakefront Community Center, National Night Out at E. 276 and Tungsten, Kiwanis Club of Greater Euclid fundraiser to name a few. All these resident led activities help to build a strong community and gave me a great opportunity to listen to you about the things you care about!
Does your street/ neighborhood/ apartment have activities like this? If they do, you should join them. If they do not, you should help get them together. You can do it – and we are happy to help coordinate, but it depends on you to help make it happen! Later in September, we will open applications for the Engage Euclid Challenge Grant. These small grants (up to $500) are available to groups of residents who have an idea to create positive change in our community, create a grassroots community project to encourage resident involvement, or to create/encourage partnerships to build a strong community. Interested? Information will be available on the City website soon or call my office (216-289-2751) or your City Councilperson for assistance.
My husband and I rode our bikes to Memorial Park this past Sunday and the park was full of activities – adult softball championships, flag football league, youth football league, baseball games, pick-up basketball, tennis, gardening in Memorial Community Garden, and others on the playground. We attended the family movie night this past Friday at Chardon Hills Elementary School and later in the weekend went down to the beach to enjoy beautiful Lake Erie and spend time with family. Why do I share this with you? Not to say look how busy I am, but to show you there are many, many things to do around Euclid.
There is plenty going on in the business of the City as well… Amazon has changed their hiring goal to 2000 from 1000 – good news for our residents and good news for our tax base! Consolidated Precision Products has announced it is coming to Euclid with a new 135,000 square foot manufacturing facility at Bluestone Business Park adding another 130 jobs. The Early Learning/ Kindergarten Village opened at the site of the Old Forest Park Middle School providing a great opportunity for our youngest learners. City Council accepted the $2.6 million FEMA grant for the next phase of the Waterfront Improvements project. Did you know all that?
One of the things we are working on is how to better communicate all the things happening in the City. We utilize the Observer and other newspapers, social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter), the City website, flyers/ postcards, email blasts and newsletters. But we still often hear, I didn’t know that was happening. Let us know where you get your news and information – how can we better reach you with information/ events/ news about the City? As we work to improve communications, we would be glad to receive your input.
I hope to see you at the upcoming Art Walk – Friday, 9/13 from 5-8 in Triangle Park in front of Shore Cultural Centre/ Downtown Euclid. Also, join us for the last family movie night, Saturday Sept. 21st 7:00pm at Bluestone Elementary (1455 E. 260th Street) – we will be viewing Dumbo.
Looking forward to seeing you around town!
Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail
Kirsten Holzheimer Gail
Mayor, City of Euclid