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Cleveland Heights' City Hall and Community Center will be closed on February 20, 2023, in recognition of President's Day.

Cleveland Heights moves toward cleanup of Hillside Dairy

The city has hired an environmental consultant to assess potential hazards -- namely asbestos -- at the old Hillside Dairy in the potential redevelopment area known as the "Mayfield Triangle."

In awarding the $67,000 contract Monday (Feb. 13), City Council also declared the building -- formerly a police annex and public works storage facility -- “blighted,” meaning that the cleanup work could be funded with federal Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)...


Cleveland Heights coming down the home stretch on the Cedar-Lee-Meadowbrook project

The city and its developer are “coming down the home stretch” on the Cedar-Lee-Meadowbrook mixed-use development project, with a financial closing date targeted for March.

Current market conditions, construction costs, and overall uncertainty have caused the projected cost to rise from $50 million to over $62 million, prompting a request for the city to issue $14.2 million in economic development tax increment financing (TIF) revenue bonds.

Introduced Monday (Feb. 13) by City Council, a vote on the bond issuance is scheduled for next week...


CH-UH 'State of Our Schools' outlines plan for student success

...Last year’s theme for the district was “Together We R.I.S.E (an acronym for ‘Reunite, Inspire, Support, Excel’),” Kirby recalled, “as we made our way back to an educational landscape that was forever changed by the pandemic.”

As for the updated vision, “‘Believe’ is our mantra for the 2022-23 school year,” Kirby added. “We know we have to believe in our students, our community, and ourselves to deliver on the promise embedded in our district’s mission” through the “concept of ‘responsible citizenship’ that is really crucial”...


Longtime tenants sign new Coventry PEACE Campus leases

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio -- With new 18-month leases signed last week by longtime Coventry PEACE campus tenants, Cleveland Heights-University Heights Libraries can now focus on other ongoing projects -- including an upgrade to the adjacent park and playground.

The library owns the former Coventry school building and the PEACE Park. The leases will provide stability as well for the nonprofit tenants, who had been operating on month-to-month leases since the end of 2021, which affected their ability to apply for grants.

“We are so pleased to be moving forward,” Library Director Nancy Levin stated in a press release...


Cleveland Heights to Begin Conversion

To Hybrid Police Vehicles

At its Committee of the Whole Meeting on Monday, February 13, 2023, Mayor Kahlil Seren and Finance Director Andy Unetic updated City Council on the administration's efforts to begin converting its fleet of police vehicles to hybrid models.

Mayor Seren told Council that despite the challenges municipalities across the country are facing finding these vehicles, Cleveland Heights was able to purchase four low-mileage, fully outfitted used police interceptors.

Director Unetic reported that while new hybrid police models are not available, CHPD Lieutenant Sean Corrigan had located four used vehicles in Georgia.

Director Unetic reported that the mileage on the new vehicles was much better than that of the cars they would replace—24 mpg, as compared to the current 12 mpg. "And our maintenance costs will go way down," he added.

"There are only six low-mileage vehicles fully outfitted police vehicles available in the entire country," Unetic said. "We're getting four of them.

Thank You, Dr. Airica Steed,

For a Healthy Conversation!

Thanks to MetroHealth CEO Dr. Airica Steed and everyone who joined us on February 13 for the Listening Session at the Cleveland Heights Community Center.

From their new Behavioral Health Center in Severance Circle and the new Heights Wellness Center at Heights High to their upcoming Minority Men’s Health Fair, MetroHealth is an integral part of Cleveland Heights. 

We’re becoming an even healthier community thanks to our partnership with MetroHealth!

The Cleveland Heights Community Center is now open on Sundays

Noon–4:00 pm

Welcome to Cleveland Heights, Kelly Ledbetter!

Our New Director of Parks and Recreation

Mayor Seren recently appointed Kelly Ledbetter as the new Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Cleveland Heights. Kelly began his tenure earlier this month.

Kelly brings a wealth of experience to Cleveland Heights. Most recently, he served as the Director of Recreation and Leisure Services for the City of Savannah, Georgia. His previous positions have included Parks District Manager for the City of Jacksonville, Florida, Assistant Parks and Recreation Manager for the City of San Antonio, Texas, and Recreation Superintendent for the City of Tallahassee, Florida.

Welcome to Cleveland Heights, Kelly!

Cleveland Heights City Council Seeks to Fill Five Vacancies on the Citizens Advisory Committee

Apply Now!

The Citizens Advisory Committee consists of 22 residents, ten of whom represent and reside within neighborhood districts and twelve of whom represent the community as at-large members.

The committee provides a means for the community to obtain information on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, assists in the evaluation and preparation of the CDBG yearly application, participates in monitoring the implementation of the CDBG program, and reviews the City’s annual CDBG budget.

For more information
Apply now

Nominate Amazing Women of Cleveland Heights, Women in Business, and Inspiring Young Women for Recognition by City Council

Do you know someone here in Cleveland Heights who is doing her part to serve others, transform her community or change history? Whether she is out in front leading the charge or quietly working in the background, ensuring everyone is taken care of—Cleveland Heights City Council would like to honor her for Women’s History Month.


To celebrate Women’s History Month, City Council will recognize five (5) Amazing Women of Cleveland Heights, three (3) Women in Business, and two (2) Inspiring Young Women at its Women’s Day Ceremony at 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at the Cleveland Heights Community Center, 1 Monticello Boulevard.


For more information or to submit nominations, please visit the Women’s Day event page. You can also download and fill out a nomination form and return it to the Clerk of Council at Cleveland Heights City Hall, 20 Severance Circle, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118.


The deadline for nominations is March 13, 2023.

Cain Park's First Concert of the 2023 Season

Pat Metheny, June 17

Pat Metheny is launching a new playing environment called “Side-Eye” for this upcoming season. 

“I wanted to create an ongoing setting to feature a rotating cast of new and upcoming musicians who have particularly caught my interest along the way," Pat said. "I find myself inspired by how they deal with the musical challenges that come with the territory of some of those older tunes, and at the same time, I find myself intrigued with the possibilities of what might be possible in writing new music just for them. This band setting is what that will be all about."

Event Date: June 17

Venue: Evans Amphitheater

Showtimes: 8:00 pm

Doors Open: 7:00 pm

Ticket Prices:

Gold Circle: $65

Reserved: $45

Lawn: $35

Pat Metheny, And I Love Her (The Beatles)

Pat Metheny has won countless polls as "Best Jazz Guitarist." His awards include three gold records for (Still Life) Talking, Letter from Home, and Secret Story. He has won 20 Grammy Awards in a variety of different categories: Best Rock Instrumental, Best Contemporary Jazz Recording, Best Jazz Instrumental Solo, and Best Instrumental Composition. At one point, Pat won seven consecutive Grammies for seven consecutive albums.

Save Money and Receive Discounts

By Buying Cain Park Tickets at City Hall

Cain Park tickets are available online through etix, but purchasing tickets through the Cain Park box office is the only way to receive Senior, student, or military discounts. It also saves you the cost of the online processing fee.


To take advantage of these benefits, you no longer need to wait until Spring when Cain Park’s box office opens. A Cain Park ticketing station is now open on weekdays at Cleveland Heights City Hall, 40 Severance Circle.


Tickets for Pat Metheny’s Side-Eye Tour on Saturday, June 17, at 8 pm are currently on sale. Tickets for more concerts and theater performances will be available in the coming weeks.


Please call ahead to make an appointment at 216-291-3669.


Premium seats are still being held for Cleveland Heights residents and Friends of Cain Park members. Information about their release will be made at a future date.

Heights High Instrumental Music Department's Midwinter Concerts

The Cleveland Heights High School Band and Orchestra Parent Organization (BOPO) invites community members to attend their upcoming Instrumental Music Department Centennial Celebration on February 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Heights High Auditorium.

As part of the centennial celebrations, alumni are invited to play with the ensembles. For more information and to register, please visit

City Council Meetings—Week of February 13

Cleveland Heights City Council convened on Monday, February 13, 2023, for a Committee of the Whole meeting at 5:30 pm and a Special Meeting at 7:30 pm.

Committee of the Whole

Special Council Meeting

Please click here for the meetings' agendas and legislation.

Next Cleveland Heights City Council Meetings

Cleveland Heights City Council will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting at 6:00 pm on Monday, February 21, 2023, in the Executive Conference Room on the second floor of Cleveland Heights City Hall.

Immediately following this Committee of the Whole meeting at 7:30 pm, City Council will hold a full City Council Meeting in the Council Chambers.

These meetings 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.

View Meeting Agendas and Legislation
Watch Cleveland Heights City Council Live

Next Week at Cleveland Heights City Hall


Presidents' Day

Cleveland Heights City Hall and Community Center are closed.


Public Safety and Health Committee of Council

10:00 am

Executive Conference Room

Council Committee of the Whole

6:00 pm

Executive Conference Room

City Council Meeting

7:30 pm

Council Chambers


Racial Justice Task Force—Health and Education Subcommittee

6:00 pm


Citizens Advisory Committee

7:00 pm

Executive Conference Room

Racial Justice Task Force

7:00 pm



Architectural Board of Review

7:00 pm

Council Chambers

Village in the Heights

Village in the Heights is a member-driven organization of neighbors living in the eastern Cleveland suburbs. Our purpose is to support one another as we get older and to enhance our quality of life in the communities we know and love.


Membership in Village in the Heights provides a wide array of services that include:

  • Home-based volunteer services as var-ranging as transportation, light housekeeping, grocery shopping, minor household repairs, and friendly visitors.
  • One-call referrals to screened service providers that can include home handy people, painters, plumbers, professionals, and personal care attendants.
  • Cultural, social, and educational events, along with gatherings reflecting Village members' special interests.
  • Health, wellness, and fitness activities.

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The City of Cleveland Heights is Hiring!

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Job openings in the 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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