Message from the Mayor
March greetings from the Mayor! As I shared in my State of the City, I am extremely proud to serve as your Mayor and tremendously proud of the progress we are making as a community. A huge thank you to all who contribute every day to making our community stronger – we could not have accomplished so much without the support, involvement, and encouragement of so many community members and partners!
I had the opportunity to tour the new high school – middle school campus construction and am truly excited about the opportunities and investment happening to improve our schools. Thanks to the support of Euclid residents, this new facility will not only better support the learning and academic needs of our students, but also provide great opportunities for our community as an 18 hour campus. We all should be “Panther Proud!”
The Primary Election is March 17th, please take the time to vote! You can vote early at the Board of Elections, request a vote by mail ballot, or vote in person on Election Day. This is the Primary for November’s General Election and there is one local issue on the ballot, Issue 27. Issue 27 is an 8.7 mill operating issue for Euclid City Schools that will provide our schools with funds to provide quality education and build on the progress that is being made!
Euclid Counts! In mid-March, you will receive a mailing from the US Census inviting you to respond to the 2020 Census. We need everyone to participate – and this year you can respond online, by phone, by mail, or in person. The Euclid Library is providing assistance to the community and will have people to assist you and computers available throughout the community. It is critical that everyone in Euclid is counted. The Census helps bring needed resources to the community, ensures proper representation, and it is your civic duty! Be assured - it is safe, convenient and confidential. Make sure you are counted!
I am excited to begin a process to modernize our public safety facilities. Our police station and fire stations 1 and 3 are nearly 70 years of age, need major improvements and no longer meet the needs of modern police, fire and EMS services. They were built at a time when we had fewer officers, fewer calls, and safety delivery was very different in regards to technology, security, equipment, etc. Rather than spending extensive money to repair the current facilities, I want to develop a plan for modernizing our police and fire facilities – perhaps a “safety center.” We will of course need your input and involvement to make this happen! Stay tuned for more on this exciting project!
Over the last month, I also had the chance to visit businesses, the senior center, meet with our Faith leaders, give a tour of the Lakefront, attend a Ward meeting, meet with residents, walk through Euclid Creek Metroparks, attend the Lake Erie Folk Fest at Shore Cultural Centre and more. I am left with great appreciation and an immense sense of pride in Euclid. I hope you join me in being proud to be a part of our Euclid community. I would love to hear what makes you proud… please share your story with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proud to serve you,
Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail
Kirsten Holzheimer Gail
Mayor, City of Euclid