Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Morning Coffee with the Mayor: April 28, 2016 - 9-10am - Midway Mall Food Court

NEXT MORNING COFFEE WITH THE MAYOR: Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 9:00-10:00am in Midway Mall food court.

Please join me for my monthly MORNING COFFEE WITH THE MAYOR, held the last Thursday of each month from 9:00am-10:00am in the Midway Mall food court.  I will be in the food court Thursday morning for informal discussions, questions, or just to talk.  I encourage any and all residents to join me for a cup of coffee and to discuss whatever is on their mind. Your concerns are my concerns, and this is a great opportunity to make them heard.

MAYOR'S NIGHT IN also continues in Elyria City Hall, now on the first Monday of every month, from 5:30-6:30pm in the Third Floor Conference room of Elyria City Hall. 

Go here for a complete schedule of upcoming community meetings.  Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Elyria Supports Local Economy with Workhorse Truck Purchase

The City of Elyria has purchased an impressive F-750 Medium Duty truck to assist our Water Distribution Department in the facilitation of keeping the water flowing to our homes and businesses. This truck will continue to help the City do work in-house that would otherwise have to be contracted to outside parties, and it serves as a great source of pride that we were able to support our local economy and purchase such a quality product locally.

The Water Distribution Department, under the leadership of manager Dave Rothgery, works with the Engineering, Utilities, Street and other City departments to maintain the pipes and equipment that delivers water to the entire City of Elyria, including maintenance and testing of all fire hydrants in the City and emergency water-main repairs in the freezing cold of winter.

The entire news release from Ford can be read here.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Art, Fun, and Superheroes in Downtown Elyria!

The Elyria Arts Council is embracing the welcome Spring weather with a variety of fun, family-friendly activities for young and old alike at the Elyria Art Works, located at 336 Broad Street in Downtown Elyria. Their new speaker series kicks off Saturday, April 16th, 2016 form 1:00-3:00pm with an in depth visit from artist Howard Kerber, who will talk about and demonstrate different art materials, and explain how to use them, and what an amateur or expert should buy, and why. The demonstration will be free but free-will donations are welcome! Check out their Facebook page for more info.

The Art Works also released their list of upcoming classes. Many of these have sessions throughout the Spring and Summer, so plan ahead and have fun while you learn! Click here to see the schedule!

And don't forget, The Super Heroes to Kids in Ohio will return to Elyria on Friday, May 6th (at Atlas Cinema) and Saturday, May 7th in downtown Elyria!  Once again, dozens of Super Heroes and Super Kids (and a few Super Villains!) will descend upon our fine city, bringing FREE crafts, skits, FREE caricatures, FREE movie passes, FREE comics, and FREE food for the first 1000 people (courtesy of Lorenzo's Pizza).  Please join us on Saturday, May 7th from 12-3pm for an afternoon full of fun and adventure!  More information is on the flyer below, or click here for the full size version.

The Super Heroes to Kids in Ohio is a registered charity made up of many outstanding volunteers devoted to bettering the lives of kids in Ohio.  You can find more information about them on their website here.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Time Is Running Out For City of Elyria Fireworks!

We still need your help to make Fireworks a reality in the City of Elyria this year! Our annual program is funded by the kind donations of our residents and businesses and we can't do it without your help.  We have once again been overwhelmed by the generosity of our City, but we have not yet reached our goal.

We have donations coming in daily, but we still need your support to make Fireworks happen in the City of Elyria again this year!  We must make a decision by April 30th and still have a lot of money left to raise!  You can find more info and donate securely online here, or you can complete and return this form before April 30th. 

The last few years have been a tremendous success, with one of the best displays in Northwest Ohio, and we're eager to make this year's program even better!  Tell your friends, tell your family, tell your coworkers and your neightbors.  Any donation is needed and appreciated, and we hope to see all over you again this year!



Friday, April 1, 2016



Thank you to all of the enthusiastic  Elyrians who are working with the City to help plan for Elyria’s 200th birthday to be celebrated in 2017 with year-long events.  It’s not too late to join in the fun!  Over the past two months over 90 volunteers have stepped forward to serve on eight committees. 

Among some of the activities include a host of legacy projects, historical and educational projects, arts and culture projects,  faith-based projects, and many events open to the public.  If you would like to learn more or volunteer, please call the Mayor’s Office at (440) 326-1402. 

Be part of rebuilding the Ely Square Fountain, lighting Kerstetter Way and the East Falls, creating an outdoor art gallery and farmer’s market, and making some spectacular events happen.  It’s going to be a year like no other with a grand parade, concerts downtown, fireworks, traveling displays, an Elyria play, and many other events designed to bring out our community history and pride. 

Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect with our tentative calendar of events…