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The Cleveland Heights Police Department reminds everyone not to drink and drive and that discharging fireworks or weapons

in the air is illegal.

Cleveland Heights City Hall offices will be closed Monday, January 2, 2023.

Cleveland Heights Community Center will Remain Closed Until at Least January 4

Early Monday, December 26, a sprinkler system pipe at the Cleveland Heights Community Center froze and burst, flooding part of the building.

To prevent further damage, water service to the building was turned off so repairs could be made and clean-up could begin.

As a result, the Community Center is CLOSED, and all programs at the Community Center are CANCELLED until at least January 4, 2023.

Public skate is canceled for the week of January 2.

Picnic shelter reservations for May–September 2023, which were scheduled to begin on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, have been pushed back to begin on Monday, January 9. Click here for more information.

We appreciate your patience and will have the Community Center operational again as quickly as possible.


For an Open Council Seat and

Charter Review Commission Members

Cleveland Heights City Council is seeking applicants for a vacant City Council seat and for members of the newly formed Charter Review Commission. Information about both positions is available online by clicking the buttons below.

More information about applying for City Council
 More information about applying for the Charter Review Commission

The deadline for applying for these positions is

5:00 pm on Friday, January 6, 2023.

Cleveland Heights takes applications for City Council vacancy, Charter Review Commission

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio -- As City Council starts out the new year with another vacancy -- as well as a nine-person roster needed for the Charter Review Commission -- applications will be accepted through Jan. 6 for both.


REMINDER: New 25 mph Speed Limit

  • All of Lee Road in Cleveland Heights

  • Euclid Heights Boulevard from Coventry Road to South Taylor Road

  • Noble Road, north of Monticello Boulevard

  • North Taylor Road, north of Monticello Boulevard

  • South Taylor Road between Fairmount Boulevard and Euclid Heights Boulevard.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay, Poetry, and Poster Contest is Open to K-12 Students

2020 poetry winner Gabriel McKay, 8th Grade, Monticello Middle School, with former Cleveland Heights City Council member Mike Ungar.

The contest is open to all K-12 students who live or attend school in Cleveland Heights, and the DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS is Wednesday, January 11, 2023.

All K-12 students from Cleveland Heights (public, private, parochial, and home-schooled) are invited to enter essays, poems, or posters that address the following prompt:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an activist for racial equity, economic justice, and an end to war. What work does our society still need to do on these issues, and how will you help carry on Dr. King’s legacy?

Essays and poems should be no more than 500 words in length. If they wish, students may submit entries in more than one category.

Essays, poems, and posters will be judged by the City, and contest winners will be invited to the City’s annual Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at 7:00 pm at the Cleveland Heights Community Center to read their poems and essays and explain their posters. Winners also will receive a certificate and have their photograph taken with the Mayor and City Council.

Photographs will appear in the City’s social media and print publications, and posters, essays, and poems will hang in the City Hall Atrium throughout Black History Month in February 2023.

Essays and poems should be submitted as text or pdf documents; poster entries may be submitted as digital photos or image files. We will arrange to pick up hard copies of entries from students who are unable to submit them through the online form. Students must fill out all the required fields so that we can contact the winners and include their correct information in the ceremony program and other media.

If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Rosenblatt at or 216-291-2854.

Meet Your Police

Thursday, January 5, 2023

The next Meet Your Police will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2023, from 6:00–8:00 pm at the Cleveland Heights Police Academy, 2595 Noble Road.

Residents are encouraged to attend and speak with an officer about any questions, concerns, or complaints.

Artists sought for 2023 Cain Park Arts Fest

The 46th annual Cain Park Arts Fest in Cleveland Heights is looking for artists for its show on July 7, 2023. Artists interested in participating in next year's Arts Fest can view the application requirements and apply at Applications are due by March 3, 2023.


Next Cleveland Heights City Council Meeting

The first full City Council meeting of 2023 will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at 7:30 pm, in the Council Chamber at Cleveland Heights City Hall. The full meeting will be proceeded by a Committee of the Whole meeting at 6:00 pm in the Executive Conference Room on the second floor of City Hall.

This meeting will be streamed live and may be viewed on the City's YouTube channel. The agendas for the meetings may be found on the City's website.

This Week at Cleveland Heights City Hall


New Year's Day Observed

All Day

Cleveland Heights City Hall offices are closed.


Council Committee of the Whole

6:00 pm

Executive Conference Room

City Council Meeting

7:30 pm

Council Chambers


Landmark Commission

5:30 pm

Executive Conference Room

Transportation and Environmental Sustainability Committee

7:00 pm



Meet Your Police

6:00 to 8:00 pm

Cleveland Heights Police Academy

Architectural Board of Review

7:00 pm

Council Chambers

No Holiday Lights in Recycling Carts


Please DO NOT put used holiday lights in your recycling bin.

Instead, bring them to the Service Garage, 14200 Superior Road, or donate them to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's Lights for Lions program.

Drop-off bins for the Lights for Lions program are located at the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, 2600 South Park Boulevard; the Heights Libraries Lee Road Branch, 2345 Lee Road; and in the Millikin neighborhood at 1541 Maple Road. Please do notinclude any bags or other packaging when dropping the lights and cords in the bins.

Upcoming Blood Drives

At Heights Libraries Lee Road Branch

Please schedule a time to donate today!

Blood Drive Dates and Times 

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

10:00 am—4:00 pm


Tuesday, January 10, 2023

10:00 am—4:00 pm


Wednesday, January 18, 2023

10:00 am—4:00 pm


Cleveland Heights Library

2345 Lee Road

Heights Arts seeks next CH poet laureate


Heights Arts initiated the Cleveland Heights poet laureate program more than 20 years ago. It is now seeking the city's 11th poet laureate to serve a two-year term, April 2023 through March 2025—Heights Arts’ 25th anniversary. The Cleveland Heights poet laureate receives a yearly stipend, participates in civic and community events, and manages Heights Arts’ popular Ekphrastacy—Artists Talk and Poets Respond series.

Heights Arts is accepting applications for the position through December 31. Anyone applying for the laureateship must commit to serve the full 24-month term of service if selected and be either a resident of Cleveland Heights or have a significant relationship to the Cleveland Heights community. 

Detailed information, along with the application. can be found at


2023 program dates are Sundays, January 22, February 5, February 26, March 12, and March 26 from 3pm-6pm. Participants must commit to attending all five sessions to be accepted into the program.

Workshop sessions will take place at FutureHeights, located in the Coventry P.E.A.C.E., 2843 Washington Boulevard.

Deadline to apply: Friday, January 13, 2023.


The City of Cleveland Heights is Hiring!

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Job openings in the Police Department, City Hall, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, and other departments may be found on the Cleveland Heights Job Opportunities webpage.

-- All Are Welcome --


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