City of Cleveland & US Attorney’s Office Seek Applicants to fill Community Police Commission Vacancy

The City of Cleveland and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio are seeking qualified applicants to fill one vacancy on the Cleveland Community Police Commission (CPC).  Download the application here or visit the Cleveland Division of Police Settlement Agreement page.

The CPC is a 13-person body created as part of the agreement between the City and the Justice Department to foster police and community communication and understanding and to provide input on reform.  It is made up of 10 civilian representatives and one representative from each of the three police unions: the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, the Fraternal Order of Police and the Black Shield.

The appointed members include representatives of faith-based organizations, civil rights advocates, business/philanthropic groups, organizations representing communities of color, advocacy organizations, youth or student organizations, academia and individuals with expertise in the challenges facing people with mental illness or the homeless.

Commission members are picked by an independent Selection Panel appointed by Mayor Frank G. Jackson, in consultation with the U.S. Attorney.  The Selection Panel will recommend new CPC members, who will be appointed by the Mayor.  The members serve in a volunteer capacity. Applicants to the CPC must live or work in the City of Cleveland.

Applications are due by noon September 8, 2017.  For more information about the CPC’s work, go to:

Mayor Jackson Appoints First Female, First Black Commissioner of IT

Kimberly Roy Wilson was sworn in August 7, 2017 as the first female and first African American Commissioner of Information Technology for the City of Cleveland.  Before a group of city staff, friends and relatives, Roy Wilson took the oath of office administered by Mayor Frank G. Jackson.

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Roy Wilson has 19 years of experience in technology in the public sector. She has overseen the city’s implementations of integral software and programs such as CityWorks and Kronos. In addition, Roy Wilson helped develop key tools and processes used in the 311 citizen call center. She also co-authored the City of Cleveland’s five-year IT strategic plan.

We congratulate Commissioner Roy Wilson on her new position!

Cleveland Road Work News: August 8, 2017

road work ahead

Thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget, made possible by Issue 32, the City of Cleveland is embarking on more street improvement projects in 2017 than years past. Projects span all neighborhoods and wards throughout the city.

Here are some highlights about this year’s road work:

  • Street resurfacing began on April 27, 2017 and will continue through the summer, weather permitting. The first resurfacing project took place in Ward 4 on Parkview Avenue near the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.
  • Potholes are serviced year round, weather permitting. The Department of Public Works has increased its pothole crews from three to 10 as a result of the passage of Issue 32.
  • This year, with the completion of the Pavement Management Study we have a graded system that allows us to select the streets that are in the greatest need of resurfacing. We are using the worst first approach to road resurfacing.
  • We are projecting to resurface 95 streets this year.
  • Thanks to Issue 32 funds, the City of Cleveland has reinstated street sweeping services.

Click here to view today’s roads report.

Updates will be posted Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.