LGBT Heritage Day Recognizes Community Leaders

In collaboration with the City of Cleveland Cleveland Community Relations Board, and the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland, the 8th Annual Cleveland LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) Community Heritage Day Celebration and Awards Program was held in the City Hall Rotunda. This program recognized outstanding leaders in the LGBT community.

Animals and Pets: Dog licenses and parks, pet adoption and reclaiming, spay- neuter referalls, animal complaints, volunteer opportunities, zoo

Career Center: City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, and Ohio jobs and employment assistance and training

Education and Learning: CMSD information, fine arts and other recreation center classes, safety classes for all ages incuding CPR training, lead-safe living

Environment: Environmental health, energy conservation clinics, trash pick-up schedules, recycling in Cleveland, sustainability

Getting Around: Airports, traffic cameras, public transportation, public parking and parking meters, street repairs, potholes

Health & Human Services: Local services and resources including employment assistance, health screening, housing, cemeteries

Housing and Home Improvement: Tenant information, mortgage and home remodeling/repair loans, paint refund program, sidewalk programs, historic preservation, landbank, permit information, housing discrimination, taxes

Residents Information Center:  Hiring contractors, buying cars, housing discrimination complaints, damage from potholes, paying for tickets, courts and laws, taxes, downtown parking

Safety and Emergency: Safety education, safety volunteers, senior safety, emergency preparedness

Seniors: Home maintenance programs, utility assistance, eviction, activities, volunteer opportunities, health and social services

Things To Do: Visual and performance arts, recreation centers, golf, swimming

  • The Need for a Municipal Income Tax Increase – Slide Presentation

    On Wednesday, September 14, 2016, Mayor Frank G. Jackson briefed City of Cleveland managerial employees on the upcoming November 8 ballot measure to increase the city's income tax rate from 2.0% to 2.5%.

  • City of Cleveland Recreation Centers Serve After School Meals

    City of Cleveland recreation centers are currently serving after-school meals to children ages five through eighteen at all locations. Meals will be served Monday through Friday while the Cleveland Metropolitan School District is in session as well as during winter and spring breaks and during declared school snow days when students are not required to attend class due to inclement weather.

  • Project GreenCare for Troops Seeking Volunteers and Support Locally

    Project GreenCare for Troops is a national program that provides free lawn, landscape and snow removal services for military families and veterans with service-related disabilities. There are more than 225,000 military personnel deployed in 150 countries and 3.6 million veterans with service-related disabilities needing day-to-day household and lifestyle assistance.

  • Cleveland Says NO MORE to Domestic Violence

    October is Domestic Violence Month and the City of Cleveland along with Community Partners and Sponsors will shine a light to help bring awareness to the seriousness of domestic violence while empowering individuals, educating the community and advocating for justice to end domestic violence. Throughout the month of October, the City, community partners and sponsors will host events to raise awareness about domestic violence and ask Clevelanders to join in the City’s campaign efforts to end violence.

  • 10/28: Flu Shots at Cleveland City Hall

    The Department of Public Health is sponsoring a Flu Shot Event on October 28, 2016, from 1pm to 4pm at City Hall’s Rotunda.  Those who have insurance cards are asked to bring them, but insurance is not required and no one will be turned away for inability to pay.  

  • Mayor’s Office of Sustainability Plastic Marine Debris Survey

    The City is developing a social marketing campaign focused on the health of Lake Erie with Ohio State University, Ohio Sea Grant and thunder::tech. The campaign is being funded through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Debris Program. The public is welcome to participate in a survey between now and October 31, 2016.

  • Big City Boo is Back!

    Kids will celebrate as the ghouls and goblins come out to play! All Cleveland recreation centers will participate on Halloween night, Monday, October 31st. The event includes candy, games and other exciting treats. Big City Boo is so fun that it’s scary!

  • Fecha Límite Extendida Para Aplicar a la Junta Directiva del Distrito Escolar De Cleveland

    La fecha límite para entregar una aplicación para un asiento en la Junta Directiva del Distrito Escolar Metropolitano de Cleveland ha sido extendida hasta el viernes, 4 de noviembre del 2016. Este nombramiento es por un término no vencido y terminando el 30 de junio del 2019.

  • Cleveland Metropolitan School District Board Application Deadline Extended

    The deadline has been extended to Friday, November 4, 2016. This appointment is for an unexpired term ending June 30, 2019. Applicants must be residents of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, and can either mail or hand deliver applications to Cleveland City Hall, 601 Lakeside Avenue, Room 227, Cleveland, Ohio 44114, attn. Monyka Price. Applications sent via e-mail are not permissible.

  • 2016 Voter Guide to Help Voters for November 8th General Election

    The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections has prepared a voter guide, in English and Spanish, to benefit voters in this election year. The guide includes voting registration and mailed ballot deadlines, poll information, early voting hours, and identification required for voting. 

  • Division of EMS and Project DAWN Collaborate on Naloxone Dispensing Pilot Program

    The Division of Emergency Medical Service (EMS), in collaboration with Project DAWN, has begun a pilot program to dispense Project DAWN Kits at several Cleveland locations. An individual should be seeking the kit for themselves, a family member, friend, or loved one at risk for opioid overdose. 

  • Cleveland Metropolitan School District True2U Mentoring Program Seeks Mentors

    In its first school year, 2015-16, True2U served 773 youth in Cleveland! True2U is the shared vision of community leaders from MyCom, the youth development initiative of The Cleveland Foundation, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Greater Cleveland Partnership, Neighborhood Leadership Institute, and the Northeast Ohio Faith-Based Collaborative, Inc. 

  • Mayor's Annual Food Basket Giveaway Volunteer Sign-Up Forms Available

    The Mayor’s Food Basket is generously supported by individuals, local businesses and City of Cleveland employees. It is the largest annual food giveaway in Cuyahoga County and helps to feed thousands of Cleveland families each year. Volunteers are needed at three locations: Michael Zone Recreation Center on Lorain Avenue; the Cleveland Foodbank on South Waterloo Road; and the Zelma George Recreation Center on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. This year's event will be held on December 10th, 2016.

  • Medical Identity Theft Crimes Growing

    One of the fastest growing crimes is Medical Identity Theft, a crime where someone illegally uses personal information to obtain medical and prescription care, including surgery and advanced costly procedures.  A thief may use someone's name or health insurance numbers to see a doctor, get prescription drugs, file claims with an insurance provider, or get other care. This can affect the victim's treatment, insurance and payment records, and credit report.

  • True2U Innovative Mentoring Program

    The True2U program is an innovative mentoring and career awareness program that prepares eighth grade students for the transition from middle school to high school. Those interested in becoming adult mentors can apply now. Four hundred mentors are needed for the 2016 to 2017 school year. 

  • Mom’s Quit for Two Smoking Cessation Program

    This smoking cessation program for pregnant women includes prenatal and postpartum smoking cessation sessions using positive reinforcement to help promote a healthier lifestyle.

  • Greater Cleveland Fisher House Fundraising Event

    The goal of the Greater Cleveland Fisher House Organization is to raise $7,000,000 for the construction of a Fisher House on the grounds of the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, the third largest VA hospital in the US  There are currently 62 houses in operation across the US, Germany, and England.

  • Muny Court Veteran's Treatment Docket Volunteers Needed

    Cleveland Municipal Court’s Veterans Treatment Docket needs volunteers – preferably military veterans- to help Veterans transition to successful lives.  Info: Derek Moore at 216.664.4712. 

  • Clevelanders Catch the Fever at Recreation Centers

    The Fall/Winter Division of the Recreation newsletter has been published and offers information on numerous free programs for city residents. Highlights: Clevelanders can participate in fun sports like pickleball, broom hockey, volleyball, swim team, dodgeball, and basketball. Free swim classes available year round. Auditions for local talent will be held at Cudell Fine Arts.  Free meals are being served throughout the recreation centers. 

  • City of Cleveland Launches New Online Job Application System

    City of Cleveland announced that it has launched a new online employment software system to improve the application process for City of Cleveland job seekers. Applicants are now able to quickly apply online to numerous positions. Potential candidates may apply for current vacancies, register to take a Civil Service exam or sign up to receive notifications when new openings become available. Job seekers can apply from their home computer, tablet, or mobile smart device.

  • The Flu + You- Information for Seniors

    The National Council on Aging educates older adults about influenza and prevention. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that can be severe and life-threatening, especially for adults 65 years of age and older. A higher dose vaccine was developed specifically to address the age-related weakening of the immune system.

  • Winter Weather Preparations

    Cold winter temperatures can cause frozen water pipes and burst meters. These can damage property and be expensive to repair, and are the responsibility of the property owner. But there are simple steps that can be taken to protect homes and businesses and save money.

  • Department of Aging Winter Resource Guide Published

    This handy brochure provides eligibility and contact information for discounted payments for water, electric, sewer and gas as well as home weatherization.  In addition, energy saving tips are listed, and a number of assistance programs are detailed.

  • Bay Village Police Seek Information on Unsolved Case

    New evidence in the 1989 murder of 10 year old Amy Mihaljevic has led police to appeal to the public for information on this unsolved crime.

  • Residential Waste Exemption Forms Must be Returned by March 31, 2017

    Exemptions require annual application for property that remains vacant at the end of the year.Exemption forms are available for owners of vacant homes, those who have vacancies in multi-dwelling properties and vacant/abandoned rental properties.

  • Cleveland Bike Plan to Add 70+ Miles of Bikeway by 2017

    A new Bikeway Implementation Plan has been designed to increase the number of bikeway miles by 250% by the end of 2017. The goal of the Citys plan is to provide cycling amenities in every neighborhood, whether for transportation or recreational use.

  • Bike Rack Service Available Downtown on East 4th

    The service comes complete with parking spaces, personal lockers, and changing/shower facilities at 2148 East 4th. Those needing more information may call 216.771.7120.

  • Several GIS Maps Display Local Information

    These maps give a better understanding of issues and trends and support awareness and better decision making. They include capital improvements, crime data, EPA regulated facilities, routing, and more.

  • Financial Exploitation Seminar Available Online

    The City of Cleveland Departments of Finance, Aging and Public Safety presented a workshop in the Rotunda about methods of criminal operations and preventative measures for financial crimes targeting the elderly. A recording of the seminar is now available online.

  • Senior's Economic Security Project (ESP)

    ESP helps older adults and adults with disabilities in need of benefits, housing, legal services, health assistance, finances, employment and more!

  • Monthly Keycard Payments for City Parking Lots Can Now be Done Online

    Monthly Keycard payments can be paid online for parking at the Gateway East Garage, Lakefront Municipal Parking, and Willard Park Garage. There is a convenience fee associated. 

  • Plankton Fund Gives Dogs Second Chances

    The Plankton Fund was created in response to the heartworm positive dogs that come into the Cleveland Animal Care and Control (CACC) that have limited options due to the cost of heartworm treatment

  • Lost and Found Pet Listings

     Current lost and found pet listings for the City of Cleveland can be found on Petango.

  • Stray Cat Sterilization Available

    Help is available for Cleveland residents concerned about the stray cat population.  The City recently granted $10,000 to the Animal Protective League to help defray the cost of sterilization for feral cats.