Message from the Mayor

Greetings neighbors!  Last month I presented the “State of the City” to the public and to the Chamber of Commerce and I want to take a minute to share the highlights with you.  I framed my remarks around a quote from Peter Block, author and community building consultant, which resonates with me:  “We are a community of possibilities, not a community of problems.  Communities exist for the sake of belonging and takes its identity from the gifts of its citizens.” 

I am grateful for the many gifts our employees, partners and residents give every day to make our city a great place to live, work and visit.  I do believe that if we focus on the possibilities and community assets, our community will thrive!

The most visible progress last year includes:

  • Groundbreaking of Phase 2 of the Waterfront Improvements Plan – rocks are going in the water!

  • Demolition of Euclid Square Mall and building of the new Amazon Fulfillment Center

  • Opening of the Lincoln Electric New Welding Technology Training Center and announcement of their new Additive Welding Division at Bluestone Business Park

  • Other business growth at Keene Building, American Punch, BWXT, DriveTime, Terves, and more

  • Increase in Housing Values in county re-appraisal – greater than any other eastside suburb!  Growth in both residential and commercial building permits issued

  • Euclid Police Department improved outreach efforts, training and community initiatives resulting in a decrease in criminal offenses from 2017 to 2018 in most major categories

  • Euclid Fire Department responded to a record number of calls for service while also making progress on our Emergency Operations Plan and outreach activities

  • Began reconstruction of E. 222nd Street

  • Completed the 15 million gallon Equalization Tank at the Water Reclamation Plant

  • New Tennis and Pickleball Courts completed at Memorial Park, improvements to baseball fields and new walking paths through Memorial Park

  • New mural painted as part of the Art Walk, City Hall Academy and many other community engagement events across the City

There is so much more than what I can share here.  When you take the time to look at it all– I think you will agree there has been a lot accomplished.  We all agree that there is more work to be done, but also that there are great possibilities.  I look forward to working with you to realize our possibilities and build on the many gifts that are truly unique to Euclid. 

Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail

Kirsten Holzheimer Gail

Mayor, City of Euclid

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Volume 10, Issue 3, Posted 2:41 PM, 03.10.2019