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New Year's Eve Bicentennial Bash – December 31

North Olmsted's bicentennial will officially kick off at the stroke of midnight this New Year's Eve. "There has been a lot of momentum building since our bicentennial launch party in October," said Planning and Development Director Kim Wenger. "It's exciting to see plans come together for 2015 from the ideas the committee talked about last spring. A lot of creativity and hard work has gone into making the community's bicentennial an unforgettable year." 

Springvale Ballroom will host the New Year's Eve Bicentennial Bash on Wednesday, December 31st. Doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets include hors d'oeuvres and snacks, buffet dinner, two drink tickets plus a champagne toast. A continental breakfast is available after the ball drops at midnight. DJ Rick will be providing music and entertainment, sure to keep everyone on their feet dancing. A photo booth will capture the moment and offer fun souvenirs for party goers. 

"This is a special opportunity to celebrate the New Year and 200 years of North Olmsted history, as well as to spend a fun and memorable night with family and friends," said event chair Jackie Chavez-Anderson. "The Bicentennial Bash will really set the tone of what promises to be a great year of education, celebration and inspiration for our entire community." 

Tickets are $75 each, advance sale only, and may be purchased online through the bicentennial website

Bicentennial Bash Flyer


 Be Your Own Hero

Whether everyday emergencies like injuries, fires, and outages, or large scale disasters, community preparedness starts with you. If you were there, would you be part of the problem or solution? The Westshore Regional Community Emergency Response Team (WSC) is offering free classes on topics such as disaster preparedness, emergency medical considerations, search and rescue procedures, fire suppression, disaster psychology, and more. The 20-hour FEMA course is conducted by local safety professionals. Westshore residents who are over 18 years of age, successfully complete training, and pass a background check are eligible for team membership. Visit for more program and team information.

Do your part to keep your family and our neighborhoods safe and prepared. To register or for more information contact WSC Coordinator Tricia Granfors at (440) 716-4135 or Space is limited.

Training begins Saturday, February 28, 2015. The five consecutive Saturday morning classes will be held at the City of Westlake Service Center from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

On Monday, October 6th a group from Mrs. Benik's 3rd grade class at Forest came to City Hall to discuss the proposed deer ordinance with Mayor Kennedy. The children petitioned the Mayor to try and think of another way to solve our deer problem without harming them. They are currently learning about petitions and this was a great learning experience for them. Thank you to all who were involved!


16 German students, their teachers and NOHS teacher, Darlene Matthews came to visit City Hall with Mayor Kevin Kennedy on Monday, Septemer 29th as part of North Olmsted High School's foreign exchange student program.


Water Tower Photo Contest 

Go North Olmsted!

Go North Olmsted is the community initiative to create the City's 2015 Master Plan. As North Olmsted prepares to celebrate its bicentennial, the city is coming together in an unprecedented way to determine where we GO. For more information about the process and volunteer opportunities and to sign up for Go North Olmsted emails, visit And follow us on Twitter at @gonortholmsted 


Mayor's Scholarship Recipients
May 7, 2014
Each year, Mayor Kennedy hosts his Mayor's 5K Run. With the proceeds, he provides scholarships to senior students. At the May 7th Council Meeting those seniors were recognized. 14 students were each presented with a $250 scholarship from Mayor Kennedy. The Mayor's Scholarship Recipients for 2014 are: Brandon Barda, Beau Bilinsky, Grace Cleary, Jonathan Covell, Gilchrist, Lauretta, Juliana Gorris, Zachary Jones, Jacob Martynowski, Anne McBride, Ryan Medves, Amanda Pfeiffer, Ryan Sara, Taylor Savarino and Catherine Stolar.

The Mayor's Art Show
Gallery Opening - April 2, 2014

City and school officials joined student artists, parents and community members at the opening of the Mayor's Art Show on April 2nd at North Olmsted City Hall. Student works will be displayed in the building during the month of April. Students were presented with certificates of participation and won raffle prizes, courtesy of JoAnn DePolo Studios & Gallery, Geppetto's, Arturo's and Sammi's Deli. The public is welcome to visit City Hall between 8:00am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday.

Carrie Copfer, Director of Finance, and Jessica Howlett, Assistant Director of Finance, receive the Auditor of State Award with Distinction from David Yost on November 13 at the Municipal Finance Officer's meeting.
Auditor of State Award with Distinction Letter

Mayor Kevin Kennedy and Chris Allegra, Administrator of Youth & Family Services pictured with the plaque awarded to the Oxcart Pantry on September 27, 2013 as Program of the Year 2013 - Cuyahoga County by the Cleveland Foodbank. The Oxcart Pantry was selected for the award out of 550+ programs in Cuyahoga and also awarded a $250 grant from the Foodbank for outstanding service in the delivery of food to those in need.

PLEASE NOTE: Effective July 1, 2013, the City of North Olmsted permit fees have been raised.
This is the first increase in ten years.  Please consider permit fees in all project planning.

On December 21, 2012 Governor John Kasich annunced a new and aggressive approach to helping Ohio workers improve their skills while also enhancing the economic competitiveness of Ohio companies. The Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program provides $20 million for training opportunities designed to enhance worker skills. See more...
Ohio Vacant Facilities Fund Incentive Grant Program
Vacant Facilities Overview
Vacant Facilities Pre-Certification Request
Vacant Facilities Program Policies

Ohio victims of severe weather from Hurricane Sandy eligible for reduced interest rates through Renew & Rebuild programs


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Helpful Veterans Information 
Toll Free Hotline Number: 1-877-424-3838

St. Brendans Website 

Severe Weather Resource List
Flooding Safety Tips
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Power Outage Safety Tips
Sanitary Sewer Construction    See Pictures

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Get H.E.L.P. fixing up your home!   HOUSING ENHANCEMENT LOAN PROGRAM.    
Some details are here or more information can be found by calling Bruce Nimrick, Director of Community Programs and Outreach for Cuyahoga County Treasurer's Office at 216-443-2149.

Be a Responsible Neighbor!
The pet ordinances help keep the "leash" on problems.  Animal Control Information Page.

Calling All Artists!

The City of North Olmsted's Cultural Activities Commission is looking for artwork from local artists to display on a temporary basis at North Olmsted City Hall.  This is an opportunity for artists and art groups to introduce or expand upon the visibility of their artwork through interaction with the local viewing public. 

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