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2018 Mayor’s Food Basket Giveaway Feeds Thousands of Clevelanders in Need

Mayor Frank G. Jackson, city staff including members of his cabinet and other volunteers distributed holiday food at the annual Mayor’s Food Basket Giveaway event. The food baskets were assembled and distributed to thousands of Cleveland families in need at the Michael Zone Recreation Center, Greater Cleveland Food Bank and Zelma George Recreation Center. The Mayor’s Food Basket is generously supported by individuals, local businesses and City of Cleveland employees who raise funds and staff the event.

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


  • Mayor Frank G. Jackson Hosts First Jobs Match Week: May 15-May 19

    Mayor Frank G. Jackson is hosting the first Mayor’s Jobs Match Week May 15-19. The event is at five recreation centers throughout the City and will connect Clevelanders with meaningful work and opportunity. All participating employers –including the City of Cleveland –are hiring now. Participating companies include United Parcel Service, RTA, Key Bank , Nestle and more.

    Available positions range from entry-level to mid-management and technology.

  • City of Cleveland Ready For Winter Weather

    “As winter approaches, the City of Cleveland is prepared to provide quality services to our residents,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “Thanks to Issue 32, we have invested in more resources to make sure the enhanced service delivery reaches every resident in a timely and efficient manner, during this winter’s snow events.”

  • Cleveland Fire Offers Tips for Winter Safety

    The City of Cleveland offers a Winter Safety Series on Facebook. In the latest episode, Cleveland Division of Fire Public Information Officer Lt. Mike Norman joined Captain Tyree Thompson at The Western Reserve Fire Museum and Education Center to show commonly overlooked dangers such as space heaters and old holiday lights.

  • The City is Hiring: City of Cleveland Weekly Jobs Round-Up

    The City of Cleveland is hiring! Many positions have been added thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget resulting from the passage of Issue 32.

  • Cleveland Animal Care & Control Receives $150,000 Grant From PetSmart Charities®

    Cleveland Animal Care & Control is the recipient of a $150,000 grant from PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America. The grant has been earmarked to support the daily operations of Cleveland Animal Care & Control so they can continue placing pets in loving forever homes.Specifically, Cleveland Animal Care & Control’s shelter operations grant is designed to enhance the city’s new kennel.

  • CITY DOGS Fees Reduced for the Holidays!

    The City of Cleveland's Division of Animal Care & Control is reducing adoption fees now through the end of the year. Adoption fees will be lowered from $61 to $21 in an effort to get more dogs in homes during the holiday season.

  • We Can Code IT Partners with City of Cleveland to Offer Tech Training Grants for Low-Income Residents

    Three of the top five most in-demand occupations are in software development and computer programming – yet  some low-income residents in Cleveland may not have the skills needed for the booming tech industry. A new collaboration between We Can Code IT and the City of Cleveland aims to change that by offering affordable training for residents who want to enter the lucrative tech field.

  • Department of Public Health Offers Free Flu Vaccines

    The City of Cleveland's Department of Public Health is offering free flu shots at the Thomas McCafferty and J. Glen Smith clinics. There is no charge for the shots which are available to all residents. 

  • Department of Public Utilities Talks Winter Safety Tips

    The City of Cleveland’s Department of Public Utilities shared winter safety tips on everything from frozen pipes to clogged storm drains on the Winter Safety Series Facebook Live. Cleveland Public Power, Water Pollution Control and Cleveland Water gave viewers a wide range of tips to avoid holiday mishaps.

  • Department of Aging and EMS Partner in File of Life Emergency Medical Safety Program

    File of Life is an emergency preparedness magnetic file that promotes safety and peace of mind. It is designed to be placed on the outside of a refrigerator. It includes important information about medical history, emergency contacts, and medications- all in one place, for use in an emergency. This information is invaluable to EMS when seconds matter in an emergency. File of Life is available at no cost. Anyone interested is encouraged to call 216.664.2833 or send an email to obtain a free File of Life. 

  • 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.

  • Senior Safety Resource Guide

    The Senior Safety and Resource Guide was prepared by the Division of Police Bureau of Community Policing and the Cleveland Department of Aging. It can be viewed online or mailed to interested residents who call 216.664.2833. The pulblication is available in English and also in Traditional Chinese. 

     

  • 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. 

  • City of Cleveland Language Access Plan

    The City of Cleveland is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming approach to interaction with all residents. As part of that commitment to inclusion the city is ensuring the accessibility of resources, services, and engagement regardless of language.

  • Free Care Calls Program for Cleveland Seniors

    Cleveland Care Calls is an automated telephone reassurance system being offered to Cleveland Senior Citizens by the Departments of Aging and Public Safety. Through this computerized system the senior receives a call, on the days they request, to check on their well-being. This program is available to all seniors and is especially ideal for those living alone.

  • 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. Those looking for lost pets are asked to NOT solely rely on this website. This site is simply one tool to assist owners when they can't visit the kennel. Otherwise, they are asked to come as often as possible, preferably daily but at least once every three business days. It is the owner's responsibility to come in person and look through the kennel.

  • Animal Protection League Trap-Neuter-Return Program for Stray Cats and Kittens

    Feral and free-roaming cats are the largest contributors to the cat overpopulation crisis. Those caring for strays are invited to take advantage of APL services! For only $10 the program includes spay or neuter surgery, ear-tipping, rabies vaccination, and FVRCP vaccination. Humane traps are available for $5.

  • Mass Notification System Provides Critical Information to Clevelanders, Visitors

    The City of Cleveland has announced the launch of a mass notification system that will provide critical emergency and non-emergency alerts to residents and visitors. The City encourages all residents, visitors, and businesses to sign up for the system known as CodeRED.

  • City Recreation Volunteer Openings Available Year-Round

    The Division of Recreation is seeking volunteers. Recreation center volunteers enrich the community in several areas including the arts, sports, education, and mentoring. These generous individuals are from diverse backgrounds and include people of all ages from recent graduates seeking practical experience, to retirees with spare time to share. 

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