How I Got Here
Cleveland Heights is home. I’ve moved around a lot as an adult—for my master’s work and for my husband’s job. But there came a moment when our family realized we needed to put down roots.
We chose Cleveland Heights deliberately. We wanted to live near family. We wanted to be someplace beautiful, someplace we could breathe. And we wanted community—to be surrounded by creative, caring, and engaged people. When we landed here, I quickly knew we had made the right choice. This is where we want to raise our children, become empty-nesters, and grow old. We have come home.
Since moving here, we have bought our “forever home.” We had our third child, and my husband and I love getting involved with our kids’ school and other causes. And slowly, as our third-baby fog began to lift and we could finally see past the next bedtime, I tuned in more and more to the unique community advocacy and local governance here in Cleveland Heights.
On the Issues
Explore how we can better ensure that every resident in Cleveland Heights feels fully represented and advocated for by our City Council.
Dedicate permanent institutional resources and empower communities through advocacy and partnership to root out systemic inequity and promote social, economic, and environmental justice.
Grow our local economy by pursuing an economic development approach that prioritizes supporting locally owned businesses while also exploring development opportunities that align with our city’s value commitments and unique community dynamics.
Work with the city administration to ensure that our budget maximizes every public dollar spent by building into our budget clearly defined goals for continually improving public services and investing in the common good.
Grow our population and attract the next generation of new residents by investing in improved quality of life.
Develop and implement a Sustainability Plan that will strengthen our area’s habitat, prepare us to adapt to coming climate impacts, build a green economy, and put us on a path to reach 100% renewable energy by 2035 (if not sooner).
Ease our local property tax burden through expanding our tax base and advocating on behalf of our public schools on the state level for fair funding of education.
Through advocacy and coalition, ensure that all of our schools get the funding and resources they need to support our students and give them the education they deserve.
Work with local tenants and/or tenants’ rights groups as well as responsible landlords to protect the quality of our residential rental housing stock while also improving the relationships among our landlords, tenants, and wider community.