Time To Get Engaged!
Richmond Heights Building Project
Greetings! It's Time to Spring Into Action

It's been awhile since we've last connected but a lot has been going on. As most of you know, through our collective efforts the City of Richmond Heights, Ohio passed a levy on November 7, 2017 that will allow us funding to build a $27 million-dollar community learning center and an additional $1 million dollars annually for operating. This is an unprecedented feat for our community, one that makes us stand out in the face of past adversities, embrace our current challenges and catapult us into the future of higher learning and achievements.

It truly takes a village to raise our children, provide essential tools and resources for growth and development of our young adults and emerging families. As we build bridges from the past to the future, we will also remain committed to our seniors who are the bedrock of the City of Richmond Heights.

Our new 21st century state-of-the-art facility will house new classrooms for 7th-12th graders, a new community library, aviation programs, multi-purpose space for events and meetings and dedicated space for senior activities. These are just some of the features that will be accessible to all residents of Richmond Heights, Ohio and its visitors.

Now It's Time to Build
Many of you are probably wondering, "Where are the bulldozers and construction workers?" Don't fear, they are on the way but before they get here, there are a few steps we must complete before we break ground. After all the hard work you put forth into seeing this levy pass, we want to ensure every dollar is spent accurately. On Monday, February 26, 2018, the Richmond Heights Board of Education met to hear an update on the construction project. At that time the Financial Team (listed below) presented the funding strategy for the project and the Construction Team (listed below) shared the next steps in the construction timeline.

The board along with the Mayor of Richmond Heights and some city council members learned about construction methods, timelines, legal obligations and processes. There are teams in place that will oversee various aspects of the project. We have their names and websites listed here for you to review. On Saturday, March 3rd the same information was shared with the community by the superintendent at the first Construction Community Update Meeting. As these meetings are planned, you will be notified in advance so make sure you are subscribed to our newsletters and following us on social media.

Financial Team:

Municipal Advisor: David Conley

Bond Counsel: Rebecca Princehorn

Bond Underwriters: David Tigget & Sam Adams

Investment Advisor: Ryan Nelson

Construction Team:

Architect: James Cowan

Construction Counsel: Sylvia Gillis

We are currently seeking a construction manager and possibly an owners rep or project manager to oversee the construction process on behalf of the district.

Current Partners:
Sari Feldman, Executive Director - Cuyahoga County Library System
Chris Scheuer, District Executive Director - YMCA
Dr. Keith Kelly, Superintendent of Mayfield & Nathan Bishko, Principal-Excel TECC
Community Engagement
Having community support and engagement is vital to the success of the Richmond Heights Community. Your input is very important and needed for our construction project. We will have community forums, email updates, social media campaigns and other opportunities for you to stay connected and involved. Please make sure you are following us and subscribing to our newsletter.
Thank you for all you do to make our community a better place!

Sincerely,
Circle of Believers