Message from the Mayor
February greetings to all! I hope you are enjoying the winter season – walking through the snowy trails of a local park, sledding at the Metropark’s or McDonald’s hill, ice skating, or maybe just relaxing in the warmth of your home, local coffee shop or dining establishment. Dare we start thinking about spring, warmer weather and blooming flowers? Keep Euclid Beautiful is busy at work, planning for upcoming projects, clean-ups, and Hometown Hero Banners (application for new banners due March 8th). Want to get involved? Call 289-2786 to see how you can help!
Thank you to Freshwater Cleveland who held the finale of the “On the Ground” Euclid series at the Euclid library with a Story Telling event. I enjoyed listening to the storytellers share their unique Euclid stories as well as hearing from the authors and audience members about how our community impacts them. There were some great stories as part of the series and the finale -- common themes included opportunity, friendships, connections and community support. If you have not read the stories, please take the time. If you have a story to share, please share it either through the Observer, Freshwater, or at an upcoming community meeting. We all have something to learn from each other and lots more stories to make and tell!
I will be presenting the State of the City address on Monday, February 3rd at the end of the Council meeting as well as Thursday, February 27th at the Euclid Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting. I look forward to sharing the major accomplishments from 2019 and new initiatives for 2020. I would be glad to share this message to your group too – please call and I would be happy to arrange a time to share the state of the city and listen to your ideas and hopes for the new year ahead.
Euclid Counts! The 2020 US Census will soon be sending information out to you. It is critical that all are counted! The Census helps determine Federal, State and county resources as well as our government representation – it is safe, secure and confidential! This year, you will be able to respond either online, over the phone or in writing. The Euclid Public Library and City are working with the Census Complete County Committee to encourage all to participate! Look for a postcard to be mailed mid-March and more information throughout the month!
Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you – I hope you cherish the love in your life and that we all do our part to love our neighbors and our community! How do you show your “love” for our community – by getting involved, getting to know your neighbors and new residents, taking care of your property and our public property, sharing a smile or small kindness with others. It is contagious and can make a difference in someone’s life and in our community as a whole!
Election Day is March 17th – if you are not registered to vote, you have until Feb. 18th to register. Vote by mail applications will be available beginning Feb. 19th. Please take the time to learn about the candidates and issues on the ballot, but most importantly make sure you vote! Your voice matters!
Thank you for being a part of our community, I look forward to seeing you around town!
Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail
Kirsten Holzheimer Gail
Mayor, City of Euclid