Here is a look at a few things that happened This Week in Cleveland…
Arbor Day 2013 was observed at Louisa May Alcott Elementary School on Baltic Road in Cleveland. Mayor Frank G. Jackson was joined by Councilman Jay Westbrook (Ward 15), for brief remarks as students, teachers and City officials gathered to plant a tree.
Twenty performers from the South-Central University for Nationalities program in Wuhan, China showcased their cultural artistic skills through music, dance and entertainment during a Chinese Cultural Performance held at Cleveland State University.
Twenty participants from the Urban League of Greater Cleveland Young Professionals met with Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Blaine Griffin, Director of the Community Relations, to discuss professional development roles in city government, community service and becoming productive members of society.
Mayor Frank G. Jackson and other city officials gathered at 3720 E. 54th Street to officially kick-off the annual Clean Cleveland initiative on Thursday, May 2, 2013. Clean Cleveland pulls together various City departments to converge in neighborhoods to deliver services including waste pickup, pothole repair, graffiti removal, catch basin cleaning and street sweeping. The initiative begins each year in early spring and continues throughout the fall.
The City of Cleveland recognized 59 retail and commercial property projects at the annual Storefront Renovation awards event. The 59 SRP projects that were recognized included the comprehensive renovation of 14 buildings, 33 neighborhood retail and 12 downtown retail signage projects.