Base Cleveland Veteran News

22 September 2017

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Prepared and distributed monthly to Veterans and supporters of those who served 

Special Events

  • Luncheon:  Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams, WWII Medal of Honor recipient

Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams, a WWII Medal of Honor recipient, and founder of the Herschel Williams Foundation http://hwwmohf.org/ is hopeful of erecting a Gold Star memorial in the City of Cleveland.   The Hershel Woody Williams Congressional Medal of Honor Education Foundation, Inc. was established in 2010 and is a charitable 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization.  The Foundation encourages, with the assistance of the public and community leaders, establishing permanent Gold Star Families Memorial Monuments in communities throughout the country and provides scholarships to eligible Gold Star Children. 

The primary goal is to honor Gold Star Families, relatives, and Gold Star Children who have sacrificed a loved one in the service of their country.

Luncheon:  a Military Recognition Luncheon will be held Friday, September 29, 2017 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown, 100 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland and will feature a presentation by one of four living World War II Medal of Honor recipients, Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams, USMC (ret.)

There is no charge for the luncheon, but seating is limited.  https://wwmoh.ticketbud.com/military-recognition-luncheon

Please contact Ms. Chari Zito (charizito@cox.net) or LTJG Matthew Previts (matthew.previts@navy.mil) with any questions.  Preference will be given to Gold Star Families, Marines and WWII Veterans.

http://hwwmohf.org/woody-williams.html

  • Veterans Mobile Outreach

Federal, State and County veterans’ agencies will be available to file a compensation or pension claim, apply for VA Healthcare, request your DD214, file and awards and other earned Veteran benefits.  

  • Don Umerley Center, 21016 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River, OH 44146 September 27, 2017 12 noon – 4 PM; and
  • Mogadore VFW Post 8487 385 Randolph Road, Mogaddore, OH 44260 Oct 4, 2017 12 noon – 4 PM
  • Vietnam Combat Veterans Memorial ‘ the Moving Wall’

September 21-24, 2017 at Perry High School, 1 Success Blvd., Perry OH 44081.  The opening ceremony will begin at 7 PM Thursday, September 21 and a closing ceremony held at 6 PM Sunday, September 24, 2017. 

  • Fisher House Fundraiser

A special fundraiser to benefit the Greater Cleveland Fischer House is planned for 8 PM – midnight September 30, 2017 at the Holy Spirit Party Center at 5500 W 54 Street, Parma, OH.  The event is open to the public and includes raffles, food and dancing.  Proceeds will benefit families of patients receiving medical care at military and VA medical centers.  For details, call Barb Haselow at 440.886.6157 or Marge Smith at 216.224.4178.  Additional information will be provided when made available.

  • Ohio Airborne Days: The 55th All Ohio Airborne Days will be celebrated Oct 5, 6, and 7, 2017. For more information, contact Sean Jennings at telephone 440.915.8223 or Jennsea3@yahoo.com.  
  • Annual Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade

The City of Cleveland will partner and host the annual Veterans Day ceremony and Parade on Friday, November 10, 2017.  A limited number of display tables are available to Veteran support groups interesting in displaying or presenting information to the attendees.  Please contact Marty Flask at telephone 216.420.7606 or MFlask@city.cleveland.oh.us to reserve a spot.  First come, first served.   Note:  The Red Cross , VA Medical Center, USO, Homeless Veterans Outreach and VA Vet Center have already reserved a table.

Parade Registration:  The deadline for entering your organization, vehicle or float is 1 PM Wednesday, November 7, 2017.  For more information, contact Paul Tuggey at telephone 216.952.2884.

  • Save the Date:  Cleveland Military Ball

The Cleveland Military Ball will be held 6-11 PM 18 November 2017 at the Crowne Plaza at 5300 Rockside Road, Independence, OH

Did you know. . . . .

In the history of our great nation, approximately 40 million men and women have served in the Armed Forces.  Of those 40 million, just 3,516 have earned the Medal of Honor, the highest award for valor and courage.

Of those 3,516 recipients, 72 are alive today.  Of those 72 recipients, only 4 are alive from WWII. Of those 4, there is 1 Marine. 

That Marine, Hershel “Woody” Williams will be in Cleveland on 29SEPT17 to propose the creation of a Gold Star Family Memorial.

Read the Full Update: Base Cleveland Veteran News – September 22 2017

Thank You Veterans

 

Mayor Jackson, County Executive Budish Issue Joint Statement on Amazon HQ Bid

Mayor Frank G. Jackson and County Executive Armond Budish issue a statement today on Amazon headquarters bid:

“Cleveland is a city on the rise and we envision Amazon potentially being a major part of the region’s growth.  Our goal, with this proposal, is to integrate the organization within the fabric of the Greater Cleveland community.   The City of Cleveland, The County, Greater Cleveland Partnership, Northeast Ohio Area-wide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), Cleveland State University and our partners are no strangers to working closely to ensure that Cleveland is competitive.

This will be a community effort, similar to the process that this community undertook to win the Republican National Convention.  Just as we did then, we are pulling together civic leaders from government, higher education, business, and other crucial sectors to put together an aggressive, collaborative package; one that addresses all aspects of the Amazon RFP and highlights the essence of Cleveland and our competitive advantages.

We were an underdog during that process, yet we won. We are confident that working together we can highlight what sets us apart from the competition. This opportunity will have tremendous near and long term impact on the City and the region.”

Cleveland Road Work News: September 15, 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.

Cleveland Road Work News: September 14, 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.

Mayor Jackson & Cleveland Community Relations Board Debut Race Equity Report

Mayor Frank G. Jackson and the City of Cleveland Community Relations Board (CRB) today announced findings from its Race Equity report. The report highlights a series of conversations with residents on their thoughts about race relations and equity in Cleveland.

The press conference was livestreamed on Facebook. Check it out below:

The report offers recommendations for all departments within the City, individuals, neighborhoods, non-profits and the private sector to help address systemic racial disparities. It is part of Mayor Jackson’s Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative, a series of programs and legislation to improve quality of life for city residents.

“The success of this report, as with many projects in our city, depends on us working as one Cleveland,” said Mayor Jackson. “A great city will be measured by the well-being of its people and all of these pieces together will help opportunity and accessibility for all.”

Additional attendees at the press conference include Former Executive Director of Community Relations and current Councilman Blaine Griffin; Adriennie Hatten, Ph.D., Independent Non Profit Management Consultant, Adjunct Professor Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University; Peter Whitt, Community Relations Board, Enlightenment Consulting, LLC; Director of City Planning Freddy Collier; Interim Executive Director of Community Relations Grady Stevenson; Chief of Police Calvin D. Williams; Chief of Sustainability Matt Gray; Chief of Public Affairs Natoya Walker Minor; Chief of Youth Prevention, Intervention and Opportunity Duane Deskins and Consent Decree Implementation Coordinator, Gregory A. White.

Here are some key things to know about the report:

  • Community conversations for the report were held in neighborhoods throughout Cleveland including Detroit Shoreway, North Collinwood, Bellaire-Puritas, University Circle and Ohio City.
  • The report finds that changing people’s perceptions can change their realities and experiences. It also finds that race relations can only improve through the result of direct and specific action and intent.
  • The report provides recommendations, including creating management strategies at the City, corporate board and organizational leadership levels that focus on racial equity.
  • Mayor Jackson’s initiatives such as Community Benefits Agreement and the Neighborhood Transformation Initiative are examples of how the City is helping address disparity and equity through neighborhood and economic development strategies.

The report is a basis for ongoing community conversations, Mayor Jackson said.

For more information on the Community Relations Board visit http://www.city.cleveland.oh.us/CityofCleveland/Home/Government/CityAgencies/CommunityRelationsBoard

We’re Hiring: City of Cleveland Weekly Jobs Round-Up

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The City of Cleveland is hiring! Each week, we will bring you a list of jobs we are hiring for right now. Whether in information technology, civil services or other areas, we are looking for qualified candidates interested in serving the City of Cleveland.

Many positions have been added thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget resulting from the passage of Issue 32.

Here are some positions and civil service exams open now:

  • Veterinarian (Division of Animal Care & Control)
  • Chief Architect (Office of Capital Projects)
  • Automated Meter Reader (Division of Water)
  • Software Analyst (Information Technology)
  • Police Inspector General (Division of Police)

You can find all of our job listings at governmentjobs.com/careers/Cleveland.

For questions regarding a position, please contact Human Resources via email (HR@city.cleveland.oh.us) or phone (216-664-2493). For questions regarding an examination, please contact Civil Service via email (CS@city.cleveland.oh.us) or phone (216-664-2467). You can call during business hours, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Follow our job postings on Facebook and Twitter by searching for the #CLEcityjobs hashtag.

Cleveland Road Work News: September 12, 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.