Message from the Mayor

Greetings Euclid, I hope you are all staying healthy and well!  I would normally be encouraging you to get out and enjoy all the summer activities and events throughout the community.  Instead, I am advising you to stay home, wear a mask, maintain 6 foot distance, and continue to hand wash and sanitize!  It is strange, it is stressful and it is frustrating – but it has made a difference and it needs to continue. 

Governor DeWine has begun to lift some restrictions and everyone wants to get the economy going.  I am glad to see this start, but there are still many guidelines that we must follow to do this safely and in order to maintain a healthy community.  I know we all want to be able to take part in our regular activities and events.  We will one day soon, but only if we remain healthy. 

Like most of our neighboring cities, we have made the difficult decision to cancel most of our summer activities and events.  We will all have to be a little creative this summer with how we will spend our time, how we will connect with family, neighbors and friends.  We are fortunate to have local parks and outdoor activities to visit – Sims Park, our any neighborhood parks, Euclid Creek MetroPark, Briardale Greens Golf Course, Disc Golf at Sims Park, nearby Euclid Beach and Wildwood Park. Additionally, we are planning some safe, alternative programming and activities.  We would love your feedback and ideas – give us a call at 216-289-2751 or email to

Through the COVID-19 pandemic, Euclid first responders and employees have continued working to provide the best possible service to our residents.  I am extremely grateful for their hard work and commitment to our community.  We will be gradually opening our City buildings, starting with appointments on June 15th – but you can still receive many of the services over the phone, email or other electronic means.   If you need us, please call 216-289-2700 and we will be glad to help! 

I have been wearing a mask when I go out – I don’t really like it, but not for the reasons you may think.  Yes, it is uncomfortable.  Yes, it is hard to breathe through.  Yes, my glasses fog up.  But, what I really don’t like is, I cannot see someone’s smile.  When I am out at the store, walking by someone, being assisted by someone, I usually say hello and smile.  In a mask, yes, I can still do that, but you don’t see it and I cannot see your smile.  I don’t like that.  Social interaction is important and makes our community connections stronger.  I will continue to wear a mask – Please know that beneath my mask, although you cannot see it– I am smiling! 

Take care,

Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail

Kirsten Holzheimer Gail

Mayor, City of Euclid

Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 11:49 AM, 06.07.2020