Message from the Mayor
Fall greetings to all! It is that time of the year when leaves are starting to turn, fall flavors abound and political yard signs are popping up across town. Election Day is November 5th – and we have several spots up for elections: Mayor, Wards 1, 3, 5, 7 and 2 school board seats. There are also local ballot issues as well as county ballot issues. Please take time to learn about the candidates and issues. Please vote! It is your right and civic responsibility.
Thank you for all those who came out to the Art Walk – despite threatening weather, we were able to have a wonderful event in Shore Cultural Centre and showcase some of the exciting things happening in the building and in our local art community. Thanks to all who donated, volunteered, performed, shared their art, and attended. Keep your eyes on the mural by local artist Meg Garbincus taking shape at E. 222nd Street and Lakeshore!
Congratulations to Dr. Teresa Dews and Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital on the opening of their new Senior Behavioral Medicine Unit! I was joined by State Senator Kenny Yuko, members of the City Administration and many hospital employees to cut the ribbon on this new, state of the art unit. It is great to see the continued investment in their facility and in meeting the needs of our community.
I also want to thank Lincoln Electric, the Red Cross and the Euclid Fire Department for their “Sound the Alarm, Save Lives” project. Through the combined effort, they installed smoke alarms in resident’s homes in the Chardon Hill neighborhood. This a great example of our businesses supporting our community and the power of partnerships!
Have you visited the Waterfront project lately? It is taking shape and was the subject of a recent American Planning Association Mobile Conference. Planners from cities and organizations across the state visited Sims Park to tour the project and learn how we are opening up what was historically private property to the public and transforming our waterfront. This innovative and visionary project is setting a precedent for catalytic economic development along Lake Erie - and people are noticing what is happening in Euclid!
There are lots of activities happening in the City – take some time to visit the ice rink, take in a football game, join us for “Trunk or Treat” or the Zombie Dash. Check out the other programs available through the Euclid Recreation Department and activities that happen every day at the Senior Center, Shore Cultural Centre, or the Euclid Library. Take advantage of all that Euclid has to offer!
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