O H I O C I T Y I N C O R P O R AT E D 2018 Report to the Community
O H I O C I T Y I N CO R P O R AT E D i s a s m a l l tea m o f o rga n i ze rs , planners, marketers, and leaders working to promote the growth of the Ohio City neighborhood, and help to better the quality of life for the community we serve.
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A LETTER FROM BOARD PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
QUALITY OF LIFE
TELLING OUR STORY
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
Market District planning study begins Launch Lorain planning study begins
Funding secured to renovate Market Square Park
Fairview Park renovation completed
Ground breaks on Market Square Park
Ground breaks on Ohio City Farm
Market Square Park completed
Ohio City Farm Stand opens
First season of Ohio City Tee-Ball 87 participants
Special Improvement District (SID) Initiated Special Improvement District Clean & Safe Ambassador program launched
Special Improvement District passed
St. Ignatius Breen Center breaks ground
Ohio City Near West Development hires first Marketing Staff
Marinerâ€™s Watch breaks ground - first residential new construction project since 2004
Charter One small business initiative launched
Major investments made in United Bank building
Organization re-brands as Ohio City Inc. & launches neighborhood re-branding
West Side Market celebrates its centennial with a parade & festival
Bike Lanes added on Detroit Avenue
Lorain Avenue Cycle Track plans adopted by City of Cleveland planning commission
Lorain Avenue Cycle Track receives $6.1m in Federal funding
Lorain Avenue Cycle Track receives $2.3m in City funding
Greenwood Park renovation begins
Market Square Park receives funding for new landscaping
ITB funding secured for land acquisition and a state capital grant
Near West Recreation is formed
Near West Recreation Manager hired
Near West Rec reaches 1,000 participants
Soccer and bowling programs launch
Youth boxing & adult bowling launch
Basketball, volleyball, & womens boxing launch
US Lacrosse Partnership is formed
Market Garden Brewery Production Facility opens
Platform Brewery opens, triggering investment on Lorain Ave.
The first Ohio City Stages series takes place at the Transformer Station
Ohio City becomes a MyCom neighborhood
The Special Improvement District doubles its service area
Mitchellâ€™s Ice Cream opens flagship store
Skylight Financial relocates to Ohio City
The first Station Hope event is held at St. Johnâ€™s Church
Ohio City Inc. & Tremont West hire fulltime Safety Organizer
The Music Settlement opens Urban Community School announces partnership with MetroHealth
Economic Development Committee formed
Community Engagement Committee formed
Surpassed 100 safety cameras in the community
Ohio City Inc. purchases Family Dollar storefront on W.25th
Goal of encouraging 500 new units of housing in Ohio City reached
The inaugural Ohio City Street Festival takes place on W.25th Street
Near West Rec reaches 1,334 participants
Track program launches
Spring Jam program launches for youth at Lakeview Terrace
Launched Safety Camera Program
22 of 24 parcels of land secured for Irishtown Bend
Irishtown Bend Vision Plan adopted by City of Cleveland
Irishtown Bend collaborative is formed, major initial funding is secured
Launched Home Safety Audit Program
Funding secured for the restoration of Franklin Circle
Creative Fusion Mural Project completed
Grant funding received for Lake Link, Red Line Greenway, & Whiskey Island Connector trails
OCI launches a small grant program for resident-led activities
Ohio City Welcome Guide launched
Welcome Letter D E A R O H I O C I T Y S TA K E H O L D E R ,
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QUALITY OF LIFE Yo u c a n f i n d u s o n S a t u r d a y mornings at the park, drinking coffee, chatting with neighborhood friends, cheering on our kids at t h e i r s o cce r ga m e s . Fo r u s a s parents, being a part of Near West Rec deepens our roots in the neighborhood; for our girls, they love being a part of a teamâ€”and eating the post-game treats!
The Eadie Family N E A R W E S T R E C R E AT I O N FA M I LY
QUALITY OF LIFE In 2012, the Near West Side began seeing an increase in population, alongside the increased investment. In addition to “millennials” and “empty nesters,” Ohio City began seeing many young families moving into the neighborhood. This challenged Ohio City Inc. to reconsider the way our organization serves the neighborhood, and pushed us to f i n d n ew, c rea t i ve ways to b r i n g n e ig h b o rs together and help encourage a thriving co m m u n i t y. T h e o rga n i z a t i o n evo l ve d to include staff dedicated to creating programs and initiatives that would improve the quality o f l i fe fo r t h e n e i g h b o r h o o d ’s re s i d e n t s .
Ohio City Inc. continues to organize residents through staffing block clubs, planning neighborhood clean ups, and finding ways to increase safety in the neighborhood. As this shift occurred, we have launched programs including a recreation league for neighborhood youth; a Special Improvement District to provide increased litter pick up and safety services; a safety camera program to provide extra coverage throughout the neighborhood; and mechanisms to better support residents in their work in the co m m u n i t y.
P R O G R A M H I G H L I G H T : N E A R W E S T R E C R E AT I O N
N U M B E R S - Amenities like Near West Recreation make Cleveland competitive with surrounding suburbs who offer s i m i l a r, ye a r- ro u n d re c re a t i o n a c t i v i t i e s . Over the past seven years, Near West Recreation has grown from an 8-team summer tee-ball league with 87 kids, to a fully functioning, year-round recreation
N U M B E R O F PA R T I C I PA N T S 2012:
league serving 1,300 youth.
G EO G RA P H Y - Anyone, regardless of income or location, is accepted into the Near West Recreation League. Financial assistance is available to participants that live or attend school on the Near West side. In 2018, 70% of youth participants either lived in or attended s c h o o l w i t h i n N W R ’s s e r v i c e a re a , a n d almost 10% lived outside the city of
L E AG U ES O F F E R E D
PA R T N E R S H I P S - A s a d e m o n s t r a t i o n o f N e a r We s t R e c re a t i o n ’s g ro w t h , O C I was approached by US Lacrosse to bring Lacrosse, a sport not typically found in urban communities, to the Near West side. This partnership has allowed for a d d i t i o n a l s t af f c a p a c i t y, a n d ye t a n ot h e r n e w s p o r t a d d e d t o t h e N W R ro s t e r. O ve r 200 youth participated in a variety of lacrosse activities in 2018.
PLACEMAKING The Lorain Avenue Cycle Track demonstrates whatâ€™s possible in our region for greater safety improvements for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers with protected bike lanes. We are delighted that funding from NOACA for this project will significantly change the course on how people will get around Ohio City to Clevelandâ€™s connecting neighborhoods.
Grace Gallucci EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NOACA
PLACEMAKING It has long been a part of Ohio City I n c o r p o ra t e d ’s m i s s i o n t o h e l p i m p ro v e t h e p l a ce s a n d s p a ce s w i t h i n O h i o C i t y. We h ave d o n e t h i s b y p l a n n i n g fo r, a t t ra c t i n g , a n d guiding appropriate physical development, infrastructure, and placemaking efforts throughout the neighborhood. Encouraging a smart growth strategy for the neighborhood, OCI has assisted in the historic renovation of over 100 homes, and overseen the completion of 500 new units of housing over the past 10 years, with nearly 1,000 more in development. Through this growth, we are working to build density on vacant land along our transit corridors, and single-family homes w i t h i n t h e n e i g h b o r h o o d i n t e r i o r.
S i m i l a r l y, O C I h a s a s s i s te d 1 28 n ew businesses in opening, while investing nearly $150,000 in small businesses to support 45 storefront renovations, and creative bike racks throughout the neighborhood. To e n s u r e a w a l k a b l e a n d i n v i t i n g neighborhood, we have created and expanded a Special Improvement District, as well as led public planning and implementation of projects for existing neighborhood parks, a wayfinding system, the re-imagining of streets, large scale public art, and the future Irishtown Bend waterfront park.
P R O G RA M H I G H L I G H T : LO RA I N AV E N U E ST R E E T SC A P E VISIONING - In 2011, over 200 community members came together for a 3-day “Launch Lorain” charrette to create a vision to better connect Lorain Avenue to residents, alternative transportation, education, new and existing businesses, and development opportunities. The process focused on turning this corridor back into the N e i g h b o r h o o d ’s m a i n s t re e t . L a t e r t h a t ye a r, O C I wo r ke d w i t h t h e C i t y t o re z o n e the corridor with a Pedestrian Retail O ve r l ay, i n te n d e d to c rea te a m o re walkable street.
PLANNING - In 2013, OCI and partners raised private dollars for a planning process that engaged over 1,000 stakeholders, culminating in a plan to transform Lorain Avenue with a two-way cycle track. In 2014, OCI coordinated stakeholder delegations to Indianapolis, IN to see similar bike infrastructure. In 2015, the Cleveland City Planning Commission adopted the plan.
FUNDING- In 2016, after several years of advocacy by OCI, City Council, and t h e co m m u n i t y, t h e C i t y o f C l eve l a n d allocated $2.3 million in funding for the p ro j e c t . I n 2 017, t h e N o r t h ea s t O h i o Areawide Coordinating Agency allocated $ 6 .1 m i l l i o n . Co n s t r u c t i o n i s e l i g i b l e t o begin in 2022.
SINCE 2010, 128 BUSINESSES OPENED I N O H I O C I T Y, 4 4 O F W H I C H A R E O N L O R A I N .
T E L L I N G O U R STO RY A sense of social connectedness is vital to the health of any community. Creating opportunities for diverse groups of neighbors to come in contact with each other in creative and positive ways has come through Ohio Cityâ€™s community events and conversations.
Srinivas Merugu OHIO CITY RESIDENT
TELLING OUR STORY As Ohio City has evolved over the last decade, we have welcomed many new community members, businesses, and visitors. As a result o f t h i s , O C I â€™s w o r k ex p a n d e d t o i n c l u d e a focus on communications and events. By adding capacity in this area, our organization was able to launch initiatives that would help residents and stakeholders feel more co n n e c te d to t h e co m m u n i t y. The increased activity in the neighborhood also contributed to the changed perception o f O h i o C i t y, b ot h l o c a l l y a n d reg i o n a l l y. Sharing the stories of the people and places that make this neighborhood special became a p r i o r i t y o f O C I â€™s w o r k . O u r n e w e v e n t s a n d neighborhood marketing began to focus on showcasing Ohio City as a great place to live, wo r k , v i s i t , a n d ra i se a fa m i l y.
In 2010, Ohio City Near West Development hired their first marketing staff member who introduced regular community newsletters, a stronger web presence, and a series of events. In 2011, the organization went through a re-branding process for both our organization and the neighborhood, changing our name to Ohio City Inc. and creating a consistent identity and look for neighborhood wayfinding, signage, and marketing. In 2012, Ohio City hosted the West Side Market Centennial celebration, showcasing the neighborhood on a national scale and creating the foundation of what would become the O h i o C i t y S t re e t Fe s t i v a l . I n 2 0 1 4 , O C I e n t e re d two major events partnerships with Cleveland Public Theatre and the Cleveland Museum of Art, bringing events such as Station Hope and O h i o C i t y St age s to t h e co m m u n i t y. O C I n ow hosts 3 of our own events and facilitates 7 p a r t n e rs h i p eve n t s a n n u a l l y.
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT : OHIO CITY WELCOME GUIDE
O H I O C I T Y W E L C O M E G U I D E - Fo r the last decade, OCI has mulled over the idea of creating a marketing piece that would serve as a one-stop shop for information on our organization and the neighborhood. In 2018, this idea finally took shape in the form of the Ohio City Welcome Guide. The guide launched in November of 2018, and the initial run was mailed to every address in our service area. Moving forward, the guide will be delivered to new residents as they move into the neighborhood.
CONNECTION - Our organization reaches many residents and stakeholders through the work that we do, but has long faced the challenge of connecting with every resident living here. Through this guide, we were able to introduce our organization to every resident in our service area, better inform them of the resources available here, and share ways to connect and get involved.
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LOOKING TO THE FUTURE Building off our storied history, diversity and authentic sense of place, we have a unique opportunity to grow inclusively. To g e t h e r, w e w i l l m o v e O h i o City forward and focus on investments that improve the quality of life for all.
Thomas S. McNair EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OHIO CITY INC.
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE CO N T I N U I N G T H E P R O G R E SS - As the needs of those we serve shift and grow in different ways, so will the work of our organization. Looking to the future, OCI will continue to work to improve the quality of life for our residents, encourage strategic economic growth, tell the u n i q u e s to r i e s o f t h i s co m m u n i t y, a n d b e a n a d vo c a te fo r p o s i t i ve c h a n ge .
QUALITY OF LIFE: SAFETY Creating a safe neighborhood continues to be a top priority for both the residents of Ohio City and for Ohio City Incorporated. Safety initiatives in Ohio City continue to evolve through the growth of the Special Improvement District, strengthening communications with residents, increasing engagement with CPD Second District, and the continuously expanding safety camera network.
PLACEMAKING: IRISHTOWN BEND Irishtown Bend is a 17-acre hillside along the west bank of the Cuyahoga River In O h i o C i t y. I n i t s cu r re n t s t a te , t h e h i l l s i d e is at risk of catastrophic structural failure. A collaboration of organizations have been working together to ensure t h e h i l l s i d e â€™s s t a b i l i t y fo r t h e p a s t s e v e n years, with activity increasing over the past three years. In the coming years, this collaboration will work to create a greenspace that will serve as an urban park and trail hub, connecting four different trails and completing a greenway between the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Lake Erie.
T E L L I N G O U R S T O RY: O H I O C I T Y S T R E E T F E S T I VA L I n 2 0 1 9 , t h e O h i o C i t y S t re e t Fe s t i v a l w i l l ce l e b ra t e i t s 5 t h ye a r. A s t h e fe s t i v a l grows in attendance and scale, OCI continues to identify ways to better connect the neighborhood to the event and utilize the audience to tell our story and encourage repeat visitors. OCI plans to further the impact of this event by working alongside OCI's Economic Development Committee, Merchants Association, Community Engagement Committee, and other community partners.
AWARDS Resident Leader Award -
I s a a c i s a n a c t i ve a n d p a s s i o n a te m e m b e r o f t h e co m m u n i t y. H e l e n d s h i s time, talents, and energy to supporting the community around him and advocating for a healthier physical environment. “Being part of the of the Ohio City community allows me to experience something greater than myself,” says Robb. “Whether it be coaching with Near West Rec, planting a few trees, o r p i c k i n g u p w i n d - b l ow n l i t t e r, t h e c a m a ra d e r i e b e t we e n p e o p l e i s i n s p i r i n g .”
Hospitality Leader Award -
S T. J O H N ’ S E P I S C O PA L C H U R C H
S t . J o h n ’s C h u rc h h a s a s t o r i e d h i s t o r y i n O h i o C i t y. T h e i r l e g a c y i s o n e o f inclusivity and acceptance, including their participation as a stop on the Underground Railroad for people seeking refuge in the North, and their leadership in insighting change by being the first place of worship in Cleveland t o o p e n l y w e l c o m e t h e LG BTQ + c o m m u n i t y. S t . J o h n ’s c o n t i n u e s t o s e r v e o u r community by opening their doors to all community members as a safe and welcoming place to explore their ideas and host events and conversations.
Community Safety Award -
S G T. T I M O T H Y M A F F O -J U D D
Sgt. Maffo-Judd has consistently demonstrated his commitment to rising to the needs of the community he serves. His regular attendance at meetings and community conversations has made him more accessible to our residents, and has helped create a more connected and understanding relationship with the CPD Second District. “I love being active in the community and helping people in the same community I live in,” says MaffoJudd. “I truly get to be a part of making Cleveland a great place and in that I am very grateful.”
Community Service Award -
T H E M E TA N O I A P R OJ E C T
The Ohio City neighborhood is home to a wealth of human service agencies. While these resources exist, there are large populations of people who are in need of even more support, but don’t always feel comfortable seeking it, or experience difficulties in accessing it. The Metanoia Project is committed to reaching and serving these populations. They work to better understand the needs of those that they serve, and provide health services, m ea l s , hyg i e n e re so u rce s , ove r n ig h t h o s p i t a l i t y, a n d m u c h m o re .
Outstanding Small Business Award -
T H E F LY I N G F I G
The Flying Fig has been an Ohio City staple long before the neighborhood wa s v i ewe d a s t h e d e s t i n a t i o n i t i s to d ay. C h e f a n d ow n e r Ka re n S m a l l i s ce l e b ra t i n g t h e b u s i n e s s ’ 2 0 t h a n n i ve rs a r y t h i s ye a r, w i t h q u i t e a l e g a c y to be proud of. Through the years, Karen has supported the community by sourcing product from local farmers and hosting cooking classes for r e s i d e n t s a t R i v e r v i e w To w e r. H e r p r e s e n c e w i l l c o n t i n u e t o b e a n i n f l u e n c e o n t h e n e i g h b o r h o o d ’s fo o d s c e n e a n d c o m m u n i t y.
Historic Preservation Award -
4 01 9 B R I D G E AV E N U E
4 0 1 9 B r i d ge Ave n u e w a s h i s t o r i c a l l y ow n e d b y A l f re d G re e n b r i e r, a f re e d s l av e w h o s e t t l e d i n t h e n e i g h b o r h o o d i n t h e m i d 1 8 0 0 â€™s . G re e n b r i e r b re d a n d ke p t h o rse s o n t h e p ro p e r t y, a n d wa s r u m o re d to have used both his home and his horses to assist passengers on the Underground Railroad. The home was facing demolition in 2015, but was instead purchased in 2016 and stunningly restored by Antonia Marinucci in 2018. The preservation of this home is an important feat for the neighborhood at large.
New Construction Award -
WEST 25TH & DETROIT
The intersection of West 25th Street and Detroit Avenue has long b e e n a n u n d e r- u t i l i ze d ga teway to O h i o C i t y. T h i s p ro j e c t , m a n age d by Snavely Group, has transformed blocks of fenced off parking lots into a mixed-use building. The building includes 194 units of housing, 3 retail storefront spaces, and a West side home to the The Music Settlement; a n a cce s s i b l e e a r l y c h i l d h o o d e d u c a t i o n a n d a r t s ce n t e r.
Arts & Culture Award -
T h ro u g h o u t h e r c a re e r, C l e ve l a n d . co m re p o r t e r N i k k i D e l a m o t t e u s e d h e r p l a t fo r m t o s h i n e l i g h t o n t h e u n i q u e s t o r i e s o f o u r n e i g h b o r h o o d â€™s a r t s , culture, and small business communities. Her work had a genuine quality that reflected the time she took to truly listen and the intentionality she had in elevating and positively representing what was happening h e re . W h i l e o u r n e ig h b o r h o o d wa s o n l y a s m a l l p a r t o f h e r s to r y, we a re lucky to have had her as a part of ours.
Presidential Award -
Urban Community School has been a fixture on the Near West Side s i n ce 1 9 6 8 . I n h i s 9 ye a rs a t U C S , b o t h a s C h i e f D e ve l o p m e n t O f f i ce r, a n d s i n c e 2 0 1 7 P r e s i d e n t , To m h a s m a d e a s u b s t a n t i a l i m p a c t . F r o m leading the efforts of the expansion for the Thomas Jeckering Middle S c h o o l , u n i q u e co l l a b o ra t i o n s l i ke U r b a n S q u a s h a n d , m o s t re ce n t l y, ensuring that UCS students and their families have access to healthcare t h r o u g h a c a m p u s e x p a n s i o n a n d p a r t n e r s h i p w i t h M e t r o H e a l t h . To m h a s worked to ensure that children and families of all backgrounds can be successful in Ohio City and beyond.
Fr. Mark DiNardo Legacy Award -
M AY D U G A N C E N T E R
Fo r f i f t y y e a r s , M a y D u g a n Ce n t e r h a s p ro v i d e d q u a l i t y h e a l t h a n d h u m a n services to under served individuals and families on the Near West side of Cleveland. The organization serves as a lifeline for basic needs such as food, clothing, and health screenings, and encourages an improved quality of life through education and counseling programs.
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T H A N K YO U TO O U R OHIO CITY GUARDIANS The Ohio City Guardians program launched in 2016 to ensure the safety and security of the neighborhood. We recognize this group of neighborhood stakeholders who have supported the program and made a significant donation to Ohio City safety initiatives.
T H A N K YO U TO O U R 2 01 8 D O N O RS Thank you to the following individuals and organizations for making the work of Ohio City Incorporated possible through financial donations and ongoing support. This list represents gifts received between January 1 to December 31, 2018.
KeyBank National Association
Saucy Brews Works LLC
Andros Property Management, LLC
Benevity Community Impact Fund
Anya K. Kulcsar
Thomas C. Buford
Mariann L. Semrad
Market Plaza Properties LLC
Chisholm Agency Inc.
Amy C. McCoy
Paula A. Slimak
William C. Merriman
St. Ignatius High School
CrossCountry Mortgage, Inc.
Suite 1300 Services Inc.
The Harp Tavern
The Old Angle Tavern
Timothy Del Papa
Near West Family Network
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer
Joel A. Every
Vocon Designs, Inc.
V William ogelgesang
Friends of Kerry McCormack
Richard L. Nosse
Walter | Haverfield LLP
Karl E. Odenweller
Ohio Savings Bank
Xorax Management, Inc.
YMCA of Greater Clevelan d
Rebecca H. Palma
J.T. & R.M. Hogan, Jr.
N E A R W E S T R E C R E AT I O N SPONSORS
PA R T N E R S H I P S Thank you to the following community partners who help us to advance the mission of our organization and broaden the programs and resources that we are able to offer to our residents.
City Life Center Cleveland State University CMSD Lincoln West High School Constellation Schools Stockyards Community Elementary & Middle School
Metro West Community Development Mitchell’s Ice Cream Momocho Near West Intergenerational School Nehemiah Mission of Cleveland
Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority
Baldwin Wallace University
Ohio CDC Association
Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization
Bike Cleveland The City of Cleveland
Downtown Cleveland Alliance
Cleveland Housing Court
Ohio State University Extension Port of Cleveland Providence House Refugee Response
Economic & Community Development Institute
St. Ignatius High School
Cleveland Museum of Art
Enterprise Community Partners
Third Federal Savings & Loan
Cleveland Police Second District
Greater Cleveland RTA
Cleveland Public Library
Cleveland Public Theatre Cleveland Transformation Alliance
Metro West Development Corporation
Tremont West Development Corporation
Conveyer & Caster
Neighborhood Family Practice
Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority
Ohio City Burrito
Court Community Service
Urban Community School
Ohio City Provisions
Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Moore Yourkvitch, & Dibo Ltd.
West Creek Conservancy
Neighborhood Housing Services
West Side Market
Ohio City Incorporated
Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation
Northeastern Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency
Dave’s Market Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization
Ohio Savings Bank
Old Angle Boxing
Duck Island Development
Pilgrim Congregational Church
Progressive Urban Real Estate
Franklin Circle Church
Saint Ignatius High School
Franklin Plaza LHS Health
Solon High School Boy’s & Girls Lacrosse
Kowalski Heat Treating Co. Legends Sports Photography
Tremont West Development Corporation
Vision Yoga & Wellness
Mentor High School Boy’s Lacrosse
Urban Community School
Merrick House Metro Mini Storage
US Lacrosse Westown Tire
PA R T N E R H I G H L I G H T S
THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART
CARNEGIE WEST LIBRARY
While the City of Cleveland has a wealth of worldclass arts institutions, the center of this activity l i v e s o n t h e c i t y ’s E a s t s i d e , m a k i n g t h e m l e s s a c c e s s i b l e fo r m a n y We s t s i d e re s i d e n t s . W i t h t h e l a u n c h o f t h e Tr a n s fo r m e r S t a t i o n & O h i o C i t y S t a g e s i n 2 0 1 3 , t h e C l e v e l a n d M u s e u m o f A r t ex p a n d e d t h e i r p ro g r a m m i n g t o t h e We s t s i d e , a n d i n d o i n g s o c re a t e d a n e v e n t t h a t h a s g ro w n t o b e a c o m m u n i t y f a v o r i t e , a n d h a s s p u r re d a g re a t p a r t n e r s h i p .
I n a c o l d w e a t h e r c i t y, o u r i n d o o r p u b l i c s p a c e s p l ay a n i m p o r t a n t ro l e . O h i o C i t y i s fo r t u n a te to h ave i n s t i t u t i o n s l i ke t h e Ca r n e g i e We s t L i b ra r y that go beyond their call of duty to respond to the unique needs of the neighborhood they are in. The library hosts programming including educational workshops, financial counseling, and c h i l d r e n ’s p r o g r a m m i n g t h a t p r o v i d e o p p o r t u n i t i e s fo r O h i o C i t y re s i d e n t s . O C I a n d t h e l i b ra r y h ave worked together to facilitate job readiness fairs, community conversations, and youth programming.
S i n c e 2 0 1 3 , t h e C l e v e l a n d M u s e u m o f A r t ’s acclaimed summer music series, City Stages, has p re s e n t e d t h e b e s t i n g l o b a l m u s i c a n d c o n n e c t e d t h e m u s e u m w i t h a u d i e n c e s o n t h e We s t s i d e o f t o w n . We l o o k fo r w a rd t o t h e b r i g h t f u t u re o f t h i s s e r i e s a n d continuing our partnership with Ohio City Inc.
Thomas M. Welsh
A s a n e w m a n a ge r a t Ca r n e g i e We s t B ra n c h I desired to engage Ohio City residents beyond the l i b r a r y ’s w a l l s . M y f i r s t g o - t o w a s O h i o C i t y I n c . and they have been a remarkable partner ever since. I applaud their commitment to addressing the needs of this dynamic and diverse community a n d v a l u e t h e i r i n c l u s i o n o f T h e P e o p l e ’s University in helping them do so.
DIRECTOR OF PERFORMING ARTS
CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART
BRANCH MANAGER CARNEGIE WEST LIBRARY
FINANCE REVENUES AND SUPPORT
9% $107,369 Events
2% $28,153 Contributions
2% $26,211 Other
$91,243 Operational Expenses
$623,333 Salaries & Benefits
54% $671,323 Grants
$72,786 Professional Services
$27,381 Program Expenses
B OA R D & S TA F F 2018 BOARD OF TRUSTE ES
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Associate Executive Director of Operations
B re n d a n D oy l e , S e c re t a r y Re s id e n t Virginia Benjamin Re s id e n t Alex Budin Re s id e n t Co r t n e y C ro c ke t t C uya h o ga Me t r o p o lita n Ho u s in g Auth o r it y J a d e D av i s Po r t o f C l e v e la n d John Gill S ain t Ig n a tiu s High S c h o o l K a t h l e e n K n i t te l Re s id e n t D r. D o n a l d M a l o n e Luth e r a n Ho s p ita l Al Mancuso Re s id e n t M a r k O we n s S kylight Fin a n c ial G r o up Helen Qin Re s id e n t Ro ge r S c h e ve Re s id e n t Ryan Sheppard We s t S id e Ma r k e t
Ke r i P a l m a
L i s a R ab e r
D i r e c t o r o f Yo u t h & Fa m ily S e r v i c e s
A sh le y S h aw
B e n T r i mble
D i r e c t o r o f Ne i g h b o r h o o d Pl a n n i n g & Economic Development
Associate Executive Director o f R e a l E s t a t e & Pl a n n i n g
Helen K . Smith Re s id e n t A n d y Tr a re s Re s id e n t Joel Wimbiscus Re s id e n t
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Ohio City Incorporated's 2018 Annual Report to the community.