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The Cleveland Heights Community Center will remain closed at least until January 8, 2023


For Charter Review Commission Members

Cleveland Heights City Council has extended the application deadline to apply to be a member of the Charter Review Commission to 5:00 pm on Tuesday, January 17, 2023.

 More information about applying for the Charter Review Commission

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 [email protected] or 216-291-2854.

Cleveland Heights council president, VP review first year under new form of government

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio -- All in all, it was a pretty good year for City Council, with no rubber stamps and no chairs or punches thrown.

Although their comments were overshadowed by Councilwoman Josie Moore's resignation, Cleveland Heights Council President Melody Joy Hart and Vice President Craig Cobb offered their take Dec. 16 on the year that was.

Acknowledging that there were some “growing pains” in the first year under a new form of government, Cobb noted that he had the longest tenure, having served on two prior councils since 2019.

“I think council has done its job this year, and in my opinion, done a good job,” Cobb said.


Cleveland Heights joins county's electric public utility program

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio -- In becoming the fourth community to join Cuyahoga County's start-up electric public utility program, Cleveland Heights officials already have a potential "microgrid" project lined up in the city.

Although still in its very formative stages, county Sustainability Director Mike Foley believes the Taylor Tudor Plaza redevelopment project could serve as a prototype through the agreement City Council approved last month.

“We would love to have Cleveland Heights in the mix, because the Cain Park Village (Revitalization Project, including the city-owned Taylor Tudors) can be one or a set of projects,” Foley told the Transportation and Environmental Sustainability Committee Dec. 16, just prior to council’s unanimous passage of the local operating agreement.


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.

Next Cleveland Heights City Council Meeting

The next regular City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 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


 Council Committee of the Whole

11:00 am

Executive Conference Room

Racial Justice Task Force - Public Safety Subcommittee

6:30 pm



Planning Commission

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  

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

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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