Mayor Jackson Invites Community to City of Cleveland’s Free Black History Month Events

The 2019 City of Cleveland Black History Month celebration kicked off on Friday, Feb. 1. This year’s theme “Cleveland: Building a Sense of Community” recognizes local Black leaders who have improved and advanced their communities. This year’s celebration is dedicated to James and William Whitley as well as Joyce Whitley (posthumously) of Whitley & Whitley Architects and their lasting contributions to the City of Cleveland.

Mayor Frank G. Jackson invites the community to the City’s Black History Month activities, which will highlight business, health, media, gospel music and arts. Black History Month events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted in the calendar.

“The City of Cleveland has a proud tradition of Black leadership and innovation – from the sciences to government to the private sector to the nonprofit world to sports and entertainment,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “This February – thanks to our Black History Month Committee – we honor the achievements made by Black Clevelanders in the past and present with a series of events that are free and open to the public.”

City Hall will be closed Monday, February 18, 2019 in honor of President’s Day. However, the Department of Public Works WILL pick up waste on Monday. There will not be a delay in waste collection pick-up.

This financial document is designed to assist the reader in understanding the City’s budgetary processes and resultant budgets. Information includes budget policies, city fund structure, and department detail for every City department and division. 

The City of Cleveland is hiring! Many positions have been added thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget resulting from the passage of Issue 32.

Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Council President Kevin J. Kelley, Councilman Blaine Griffin, Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation President Mitchell Balk, Environmental Health Watch Executive Director Kim Foreman and multiple partners announced Lead Safe Cleveland, a local coalition to address lead poisoning. The coalition unveiled a five-point action plan and invited the community to join the dozens of major local organizations already committed to the work. 

The City of Cleveland’s Office of Sustainability concluded the Winter Safety Series on Facebook. Director Kristin Hall spoke with Facebook Live viewers about cost effective holiday tips for a greener and safer winter.

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a program designed to help eligible residents meet the cost of home heating (natural gas, electric, and oil, kerosene, or wood heating services) during the winter months. Eligibility is based on family size and household income. Application forms are available in English, as well as in Espanol. 

The Mayor's Office of Communications prepares and distributes information to Veterans and their supporters monthly, via the Cleveland City Hall blog. The page includes timely information on special events, memorials, healthcare, and other news of value to local veterans. 

File of Life is an emergency preparedness magnetic file that promotes safety and peace of mind. It is designed to be placed on the outside of a refrigerator. It includes important information about medical history, emergency contacts, and medications- all in one place, for use in an emergency. This information is invaluable to EMS when seconds matter in an emergency. File of Life is available at no cost. Anyone interested is encouraged to call 216.664.2833 or send an email to obtain a free File of Life. 

Mayor Frank G. Jackson administered the oath of office to 37 patrol officers of the 141st Cleveland Police Academy class. They will be assigned to neighborhood districts on basic patrol. One class member, away on military leave, will be sworn in at a later time, bringing the total number of new officers to 38. Said Mayor Jackson, “In taking their oath, these 38 patrol officers are fulfilling my commitment to providing a better quality of life for all Clevelanders.”

The Street Card is a resource guide for the people on the street or who do not have housing. All of the listed programs help homeless people directly. If an address is listed, it means they accept walk-ins.

All of the listed programs help veterans directly without a referral. This card was made by the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless. 

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 Dominion Energy Ohio’s gas pipeline infrastructure replacement project will begin on Matherson Avenue – From West 130th Street to Bellaire Road. A Law Enforcement Officer will be present at signalized intersections.  Access to driveways will be maintained.  Work zones will be removed at the end of each day.  This project is scheduled for completion in March 2019.

The City of Cleveland, through the Director of Community Development, is soliciting proposals from Citywide Development Assistance Programs for Program Year 2019. The Citywide Development Program provides support to non-profit organizations for programs that promote the revitalization of Cleveland's housing stock and neighborhood commercial districts.

The Department of Community Development is requesting proposals for the Social Service Operating Support Grant Program (June 1, 2019-May 31, 2020). The Department will fund programs and services that improve the quality of life for low to moderate income persons. Special consideration will be given to activities that stabilize neighborhoods; and to initiatives that provide skill-building opportunities for youth, 14-18 years old.

The City of Cleveland Division of Waste 2019 Bulk Pick-Up Calendar is now available online. In addition to bulk pick-up dates, the calendar includes information about proper waste set out.

The Department of Aging and TV20 have produced an ongoing series of videos on various senior-related topics of interest to the community.  These videos are now available on the City website.

This handy brochure provides eligibility and contact information for discounted payments for water, electric, sewer and gas as well as home weatherization.  In addition, energy saving tips are listed, and a number of assistance programs are detailed.

The City of Cleveland Division of Animal Care & Control announced the hiring of Colleen Siedlecki as the new manager of Animal Control Services.“Colleen Siedlecki is a good choice to be the new animal care and control manager,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “We look forward to working with her as we finish the new kennel and continue to create programs and policies that better serve our residents.”

The Senior Safety and Resource Guide was prepared by the Division of Police Bureau of Community Policing and the Cleveland Department of Aging. It can be viewed online or mailed to interested residents who call 216.664.2833. The pulblication is available in English and also in Traditional Chinese. 


Nineteen cadets from the 34th Cleveland Fire Training Academy Class took the oath of office at a graduation ceremony at Cleveland City Hall, including Lauren M. Phillips, Cleveland’s first female fire cadet since 1989. “I want to congratulate our Fire Academy graduates and thank you for your willingness to serve,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “You have the greatest opportunity to positively impact the lives of individuals, families, and communities.”

A handy Home Repair Resource Guide guide was created by the staff of the Cleveland Department of Aging for Cleveland homeowners seeking information about loans, grants, and agencies providing home repair resources.


02/19/2019 - Pipeline Infrastructure Improvements Update
02/14/2019 - Cleveland WILL Collect Waste on President’s Day Monday, February 18, 2019
02/12/2019 - Cleveland Firefighter Arrested for a Third Time in Two Days
02/12/2019 - Cleveland Firefighter Arrested a Second Time
02/08/2019 - The 142nd Cleveland Police Academy Graduates 47 Officers and One Fire Investigator
02/08/2019 - Cleveland Water Crews Repairing Valve on Memorial Shoreway
02/06/2019 - ‘Be Mine!’ Promotion Offers Reduced Adoption Fees for CITY DOGS
02/05/2019 - Review of Video Incident Involving City of Cleveland Emergency Medical Service Worker
02/04/2019 - City of Cleveland Hires Colleen Siedlecki as New Manager of Animal Control Services
02/04/2019 - UPDATE: Cleveland Police Officer Charged with 11 Counts of Solicitation of Prostitution
02/01/2019 - Fulton Road Phase I Improvement Update
01/30/2019 - City of Cleveland Continues Monitoring Operations During Extreme Cold Weather
01/29/2019 - Media Availability: Cleveland Water to Show Water Main Repair during Cold Weather
01/28/2019 - 144th Cleveland Police Academy Begins Today
01/28/2019 - Media Availability: City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County Joint Winter Weather Update
01/26/2019 - City of Cleveland Extreme Cold Weather Advisory
01/24/2019 - Cleveland Public Power Employees Investigated
01/22/2019 - Mayor Jackson, Cleveland City Council and Local Organizations Announce Lead Safe Cleveland
01/21/2019 - Cleveland’s Winter Storm Harper Update
01/21/2019 - Cleveland’s Winter Storm Harper Update
02/02/2019 - Football Frenzy
02/02/2019 - Moving Places: Streetcar City
02/04/2019 - Bulk Pickup Week
02/05/2019 - Liberate Your Photos!
02/05/2019 - Chronic Disease Self-Management (CDSM) Series for Seniors 55+
02/05/2019 - Pianofest
02/06/2019 - CIM Faculty Recital: Ilya Kaler
02/07/2019 - Adulting 101
02/07/2019 - Harry Potter Book Night
02/08/2019 - Black History Crafts
02/09/2019 - Vehicles of the Western Reserve
02/09/2019 - Genealogy and Family History Research Clinics
02/09/2019 - The Sun Does Shine
02/10/2019 - Gospel Music
02/11/2019 - Career Prep Fair
02/12/2019 - Chronic Disease Self-Management (CDSM) Series for Seniors 55+
02/12/2019 - Building a Sense of Community in Media
02/13/2019 - Archeological Finds from China’s Lower Yangzi Delta
02/13/2019 - Origami Valentine's Hearts
02/14/2019 - Poetry of Love
02/14/2019 - Valentine's Day Craft Hour
02/16/2019 - Paper Making
02/16/2019 - National Arts Program Registration Deadline
02/16/2019 - Beauty, Badges and Bonding
02/19/2019 - Chronic Disease Self-Management (CDSM) Series for Seniors 55+