VOTING POLLS ARE OPEN TUESDAY, MAY 2ND
Mayor Annette Blackwell
On the Issues
Since day one, Mayor Annette Blackwell’s priorities have included:
Fiscal Responsibility: Mayor Blackwell has consistently prioritized the city’s financial health, achieving Moody’s bond rating upgrade from Ba2 to Baaa3 and maintaining a healthy General Fund balance.
Economic Development: Under Mayor Blackwell’s leadership, the city has seen significant economic growth with the addition of new businesses and development projects, including the $14 million PIRHL Senior Housing development.
Infrastructure Investment: The Mayor has directed funds towards necessary infrastructure upgrades such as the Dunham Road Improvement and sewer maintenance, demonstrating her commitment to the city’s long-term sustainability.
Housing and Real Estate Growth: Ensuring affordable and quality housing has been a critical focus for Mayor Blackwell. Her tenure has seen a 29% triennial home value appreciation and an increase in home repair grants.
Community Engagement: Promoting citizen involvement and building a strong community spirit is key to Mayor Blackwell’s vision. This commitment is seen in initiatives like the Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony and Free Annual Summer Concerts.
Youth Engagement: Understanding the importance of nurturing the next generation, Mayor Blackwell supports various youth initiatives such as Jump Starts Sports and the Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U) Summer Employment program.
Employee Welfare: Mayor Blackwell values the city’s employees and has demonstrated this through consistent annual raises, marking the first increase in over 10 years.
Climate Action: Committed to environmental sustainability, the city has joined the Power A Clean Future Ohio (PCFO) initiative under Mayor Blackwell’s stewardship.
Accessible Public Services: The Mayor has emphasized the importance of making public services accessible and inclusive for all residents, illustrated by the planned ADA upgrades to the City Hall.
Future Planning: Forward-thinking and strategic in her planning, Mayor Blackwell is spearheading exciting future projects like the $1 billion mixed-use development at the former Petitti’s Garden Site and the citywide signal upgrade project.
Through these priorities, Mayor Blackwell is dedicated to ensuring Maple Heights continues to be a vibrant, prosperous community for all of its residents.
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