Campus District Awards at Annual Meeting and Celebration!
Clockwise from top: Bobbi Reichtell, Executive Director of the Campus District shares the year’s accomplishments. Warden Sherry Clouser and women from the Northeast Reintegration Center join the festivities. Jeffrey Patterson, CMHA CEO, accepts the Visionary Award for the new mixed-income housing development Sankofa Village. Sgt. George Peters, CPD Downtown Services Unit, and Lt. Kevin Coleman, CPD 3rd Dist., accept the Partnership Award for targeted safety work, flanked by Board President Byron White and Bobbi Reichtell. Warden Sherry Clouser and the ladies from NERC accept the Volunteer Award for their hours devoted to community projects in the Campus District. Bobbi Reichtell introduces the Campus District team Jazmyn Blockson, Jack Schmitt, Kaela Geschke, and Jack Boyle. Byron White awards Augustus Turner, local artist; Randy Over, ODOT Dist. 12; Grace Gallucci, NOACA; and Councilwoman Phylis Cleveland the Investment Award for their efforts on the E.22nd Streetscape. Byron White and Bobbi Reichtell give closing remarks. Brian Zimmerman, Cleveland Metroparks CEO, gives keynote speech on the 100 year legacy of the Cleveland Metroparks.
Campus District, Inc. held its Annual Meeting and Celebration in the nave at Trinity Cathedral last week. Over 170 community leaders, stakeholders, partners and neighbors came out to hear and see what progress has been made over the past year and what new developments are to come. This diverse group enjoyed a superb lunch provided by local eateries in the Campus District, including Bombay Chaat, Fanucce’s, Tastebuds, Bloom Bakery and Emperor’s Palace .
Bobbi Reichtell, Executive Director, recapped the year’s accomplishments in a presentation ranging from our new infrastructure on E. 22nd Street and plans for a new RTA Station at E.34th Street, community projects such as the Bridge that Bridges, commercial development and the exploration of a Business Improvement District in the Northern Campus District, and expansion of anchor institutions. Board Members presented awards recognizing community leaders, volunteers, partners, investors, and visionaries.
Brian Zimmerman, CEO of Cleveland Metroparks, gave the keynote speech on the development the Metroparks have seen since their establishment almost 100 years ago and the inherent value of Cleveland’s lakefront. This address tied in nicely to Campus District’s recent study and adopted plan for the East Side Lakefront Connector, creating access to Lake Erie for neighborhoods on the east side.
The Bridge that Bridges mural participants accept the Leadership Award for their use of art to tackle difficult conversations on racism and inequality and create a community mural on equality and justice.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
American Campus Communities, The Coral Company, Cuyahoga County Land Bank, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, Coakley Real Estate, Downtown Cleveland Alliance, Enterprise Community Partners, Granny Anne’s Dry Cleaning, Hanna Commercial Real Estate, Hotcards, Icon Interiors, Innerbelt Lofts, Lake Affect Studios, Michael Baker International, Novogradac & Company, Passov Group, RDL Architects, Sisters of Charity Health System, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, SMILE Payee Services, Trinity Cathedral, University Commons Apartments, Westlake Reed Leskosky, WXZ Development Inc.