MAPLE HEIGHTS

MAPLE HEIGHTS  

 
 

     ANNETTE M. BLACKWELL

MAYOR, CITY OF MAPLE HEIGHTS

ablackwell@mapleheightsohio.com 

 

As the Mayor of the City of Maple Heights -  Welcome!   I am pleased to introduce you to the City of Maple Heights!

 

We take great pride in our community of over 22,000 residents, and offer an array of outstanding City services and senior programs. We are also located within easy access to Cleveland Hopkins Airport, downtown Cleveland and Interstates 480, 77, 71, 90 and 271. Our City has something to offer to everyone, regardless of age, background or interest.

 

The City of Maple Heights is rich in educational, cultural and religious traditions. It is an ideal community where residents enjoy the friendliness and concern typical of small-town living, yet experience conveniences usually found in larger metropolitan cities.  The City Schools completed the construction of five new school buildings in 2011, while the city continues to attract new businesses to its retail center, most notably around the Southgate USA area.

 

The city is facing several challenges in the future, and my administration, along with our dedicated safety services and employees, take great pride in maintaining and revitalizing our community as we will move Maple Heights ahead.  I also have many new ideas to further market our city, and will be meeting with local businesses, school administrators, state and local officials to improve our financial situation and economic base.

 

I am committed to the citizens of our community and will always strive to provide our residents with effective and responsive services.  Please check back on this website for more information and announcements!

 

My goal is to  provide you, the resident, a transparent and  professional city government.  Please contact my office if I can be of assistance to you, or e-mail us for any suggestions to further enhance the city website.  Thank you!

 

Mayor Annette M. Blackwell

ablackwell@mapleheightsohio.com

(216) 587-9011

Spending quality time with Lyndee and the children is what I truly treasure.  Here, my family helps in creating yard signs promoting this past election!  (Click on the picture for a larger photo!)

Mayor Blackwell was formerly employed as a Commercial Property Tax Analyst with Deloitte & Touche, and Ryan, LLC, working successfully in the private sector for over 15 years.  

Attended Indiana Wesleyan University and Ursuline College with a background in public relations.  Mayor Blackwell served as the Co-ordinator of the Maple Heights City Schools Parent Academy, and will continue her work with the schools for a better City and school system.

MAYOR'S OFFICE

This is just an example of what home schooling can accomplish with misspelled words and possible dyslexic kids - proving that stupidity and ignorance are not only inherited, but learned at a very  young age!  

.......so, in closing, god bless Maple Heights......

Mayor Blackwell is a wife, mother and grandmother. She serves alongside her husband, Alonzo Blackwell, a Deacon, as a Deaconess at her church.

Mayor Blackwell is a very successful business professional who has worked at KeyBank as an Executive Assistant in Installment Lending and University Hospitals of Cleveland as an Administrative Coordinator to a pulmonologist, who was also President & Chief Medical Officer of primary care physician practices.

She ended her 16 years as a Senior Commercial Property Tax Analyst and Co-Leader of the Black Employee Network at Deloitte and Ryan Global Tax Services where she was also a US India Liaison, when she won the election.

Mayor Blackwell and her husband are local business owners in the City of Maple Heights, owning an event and multipurpose center.

She completed her business education at Indiana Wesleyan University and currently attends Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio where she is studying Public Relations.

On January 6, 2016, Mayor Blackwell was sworn in as the City of Maple Heights’ 16th Mayor and the first female and first African-American in the City’s 100-year history.

Mayor Blackwell serves on the Executive Board of the Cuyahoga County Mayors & City Managers Association and Northeast Ohio Mayors & City Managers Association.

During her time in office, she has received numerous awards.  Most notably 2016, the Maple Heights City Schools Pathfinder Award, and the National Action Network of Greater Cleveland Humanitraium, and Warrior of Justic and Leadership Award.  

 

Mayor Blackwell is invested in the community, as owner-entrepreneur of "First Place Event and Multipurpose Center," which opened for business  in the heart of Maple Heights in 2014.    

First Place Event and Mulitpurpose Center is located at 16536 Broadway Avenue.

Mayor Annette M. Blackwell swearing-in ceremony, January 6, 2016

Mayor Blackwell at the recent 90 Year Anniversary of Mount Moriah Church in Maple Heights. 

Message from Mayor Blackwell

 

I remain very optimistic about the future, the future of the greater Cleveland area and our City, Maple Heights.

I know that we have been handed some tough news in recent days, proposed cuts in basic human aid and it is fearful, the unknown. I cannot understand the rationale behind such thinking, how does it improve lives, address poverty and food insecurity, and very important, healthcare? We deserve better.

You all have worked long and hard for those things that you now draw from, social security, pensions, retirement accounts, health care and other subsidies. Our elected officials all over this county, state, and all the way to the White House should be fighting for what is right, decent and fair for their constituents. They are our voices, votes and signatures and we are asking them to act in our best interest in all of those quality of life issues that mean the most to us, not for any handouts, but for what we have rightfully earned.

Moreover, what we have earned are the promises of this great country:

What Herbert Croly, an intellectual leader of the progressive movement as an editor, political philosopher, a century ago, called "the promise of American life" was actu-ally two promises bundled into one:

(1) The promise of continued economic growth and

(2) The promise that the gains from growth would be equitably shared

(Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Promise_of_American_Life)

Also quite notable were the words of: “Winston Churchill observed during the dark days before U.S. entry into World War II:

"The Americans can be counted upon to do the right thing, when they have exhausted the alternatives."  

(Retrieved from http://www.newsday.com/opinion/oped/is-america-still-a-land-of-great-promise-michael-lind)

Therefore, I still believe in the good of man and can be very positive about our future and as your Mayor, I am extremely enthusiastic about the City of Maple Heights and moving past these difficult financial and changing times.

Enjoy the sun and smells of a refreshing Spring!

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Mayor Annette M. Blackwell

 

email:  ablackwell@mapleheightsohio.com

(216) 587-9011