City of Cleveland Hosts 9th Annual Sustainable Cleveland Summit Sept. 27-28

More than 500 participants from around Northeast Ohio will gather at Cleveland Public Auditorium September 27-28, 2017 to help create healthier, greener and more equitable communities in Cleveland. The 9th annual Sustainable Cleveland Summit is part of Sustainable Cleveland 2019, Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s 10-year strategic vision to create a ‘Green City on a Blue Lake.’ The initiative engages everyone to work together to develop a thriving and resilient Cleveland that leverages its assets to build economic, social and environmental well-being for all.

Tickets to Sustainable Cleveland 2017 are available here.  Early registration discount ends September 10th.

“A focus on sustainability helps ensure our city’s longevity,” said Mayor Jackson. “We are committed to seeing this work through and look forward to Clevelanders from all walks of life sharing in the benefits of a sustainable Cleveland.”

This year’s summit will build off past accomplishments and accelerate Cleveland’s positive momentum in developing healthy, vibrant, and equitable communities. The keynote speaker is Mark Tercek, President & CEO of The Nature Conservancy.

“Sustainable Cleveland 2019 provides actionable tools to make smart, sustainable choices at home, work and in the community,” said Chief of Sustainability Matt Gray. “The Summit brings together people from all walks of life to celebrate our successes and chart the path forward in creating a more sustainable city.”

The 2017 Summit presents a unique opportunity to crowdsource expertise from hundreds of participants to collectively:

  • Help update the Cleveland Climate Action Plan, which incorporates the topics of: Energy, Water and Land Use, Community Engagement, Waste, and Transportation.
  • Find ways to accelerate progress in climate action that also advances equitable outcomes in health, access to green jobs, resiliency, and more
  • Celebrate the Year of Vibrant Green Space and work to continue its expansion
  • Develop plans for the Year of Vital Neighborhoods in 2018
  • Focus on what can be accomplished by June 22, 2019, the 50-year anniversary of the infamous Cuyahoga River burning

Cleveland is celebrating 2017 as the Year of Vibrant Green Space. The City encourages citizens to participate in various events supporting environmental education, plant trees and rain gardens, purchase local foods, visit parks and more. In April, Mayor Jackson, a longtime proponent of local environmental sustainability,–with the help of residents, businesses, government and community organizations –committed to grow the city’s tree canopy from 19 to 30 percent by 2040, including 50,000 new trees by 2020.

For more updates on the 2017 Sustainable Cleveland Summit, the City of Cleveland’s commitment to sustainability, or additional ways to create sustainable neighborhoods, visit Sustainable Cleveland at Follow #sustainablecle on Twitter and Facebook for event details.

Cleveland Road Work News: September 7, 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.

Base Cleveland Veteran News

7 September 2017

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

Special Events

  • USO Northern Ohio Golf Outing and Clambakescheduled for Friday, September 8, 2017 at the Sweetbriar Golf Club, located at 750 Jaycox Road, Avon Lake, Ohio 44012


  • 5th Annual VFW Community Day Picnic

A VFW community day picnic will be held 1 PM to 5 PM Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 17900 Strongsville Blvd., Strongsville, OH

The free event is open to the public and a great opportunity to meet your friends, fellow veterans and neighbors.  Free entertainment, snacks, soft drinks and games and activities.  For more information contact 440-234-0250

  • September 11th Ceremony (16th Anniversary) @ CLE Hopkins

An annual 9-11 commemoration will be held at CLE Hopkins on Monday, September 11, 2017.  The Public is invited and will be held on the ‘public side’ of the airport terminal, near the Central Checkpoint.

  • Seeking Korean War Veterans in Parma, Parma Heights and Seven Hills

A recognition event honoring Korean War Veterans is scheduled for Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 at the UAW Hall located at 5615 Chevrolet Blvd.  Doors open at 6 for the 6:30 PM event.  For more information, email or call Tom Matroianni 440.885.8812 or Jeannie Roberts 440.885.8181

  • Macedonia, OH – Dedication of Veterans Memorial Park

Scheduled for 1 PM Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the corner of Route 82 and Valley View Road.   The memorial was erected by the City of Macedonia with the support of VFW Post 801.

  • 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.  

  • American Legion Post 68, 1901 Sylvan Road, Wooster, OH September 20, 2017 12 noon-4PM
  • 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, 7 and 7, 2017.  For more information, M:\Ohio Airborne Days.jpg

  • 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 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.

 Read the full article here: Base Cleveland Veteran News September 7 2017

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