I recently had a former resident of Pittsburgh sign a lease for my condo in downtown Cleveland’s Warehouse District. Since it’s so important for new residents to feel welcomed and get connected, instead of just saying “Welcome to Cleveland!” and handing them the keys and cashing their check, I included some resources that I thought would be helpful for someone who’s new to downtown. Here’s what I wrote:
You’re living in Ward 13 and your city councilman is Joe Cimperman. He’s a good guy and if you have any city-related issues, his contact info is on his webpage at http://www.clevelandcitycouncil.org/Home/CouncilMembers/Ward13JoeCimperman/tabid/87/Default.aspx
Cleveland police can be reached at 216-621-1234.
The number to report a street light that’s out is 216-621-5483.
If you need a free escort to walk you from one place to another anywhere within the downtown special improvement district, you can call 216-621-6000 for the Downtown Cleveland Alliance. Their website is http://www.downtowncleveland.org/.
Speaking of the Downtown Cleveland Alliance, they’re sponsoring a street fair for the next four Thursdays starting tomorrow just a block away from you: http://www.downtowncleveland.org/page/tnl.aspx?parent=77
The Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club is a great networking/social club for young professionals. They do lots of great events, happy hours, speakers, etc… http://www.cleveland2030.org
CoolCleveland is a great weekly e-mail newsletter that lists lots of events going on around town. Sign up at http://www.coolcleveland.com/
You mentioned dog walking… Jenn and I normally go to “Walk A Hound, Lose a Pound.” Great times and not far at all. http://www.clevelandhealth.org/steps/content/calendar.asp?view=event&date=5/19/2009&eventID=39 (the date is old here, but the info is correct… Every Tuesday)
And I sometimes write downtown Cleveland articles here: http://www.examiner.com/x-6824-Downtown-Cleveland-Examiner
Alright, I’ll stop… Let me know if you need anything.
What information would you pass on to someone new to the city?
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