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

(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.


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

Mayor Blackwell is a very successful business professional who has worked at KeyBank in Installment Lending and University Hospitals of Cleveland as an Administrative Coordinator to the President & Chief Medical Officer of University Hospitals Physician Services.


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.


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. She is also the City’s Director of Safety and acts as the chief conservator of the peace of the City.    


In her role as Mayor, Mayor Blackwell serves on the Executive Board of the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. She is a member of the Cuyahoga County Mayors & City Managers Association, an active member of the First Suburbs Consortium which is a group of Cleveland inner-ring suburban communities that collaborate to foster regional collaboration and cooperation, the Ohio Municipal League and National League of Cities.


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 Humanitarian, and Warrior of Justice and Leadership Award.


Mayor Blackwell and her husband are local business owners in the City of Maple Heights, owning an event and multipurpose center. Mayor Blackwell is a wife, mother and grandmother. She serves alongside her husband, Alonzo Blackwell, a Deacon, as a Deaconess at her church as well as on the Women of Royalty Outreach Ministries Board of Directors.


She completed her business education at Indiana Wesleyan University and currently attends Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio where she is studying Public Relations. In November 2017, Mayor Blackwell satisfactorily completed the Cleveland Leadership Center’s Civic Leadership Institute.








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 for Mt. Moriah

Message from Mayor Blackwell


In the month of October, I have had the opportunity to engage in two very highly recognized continuing education programs, The National League of Cities Leadership Summit, in San Diego, CA for Mayors, City

Commissioners and City Councilmembers from all over the country as far away as Alaska and the Cleveland Leadership Center’s Civic Leadership Institute, a local leadership program that educates, connects, inspires and engages leaders to drive positive community change where they are positioned to make the most significant impact.

I have committed to six, early-morning, 90-minutes sessions which are held at various locations throughout downtown Cleveland to get an exclusive insight into what’s going on in the civic community from the people directly involved in the civic and corporate infrastructures at the highest level, which include College Professors of Research, CEOs consultants and other corporate executives. The goal of the program is to help key employees of local nonprofit companies or leaders of government entities acquire new, timely insights and knowledge about current topics; a greater understanding of how national/regional circumstances impact our local businesses and cities and provides an opportunity for them to meet and interact with top civic and business leaders in small group settings.

While these engagements and commitments take me out of the office and away from the city they are very important to my success in my role as Mayor and Chief Executive Officer of Maple Heights. During my almost two years in office, I have come to know for

certain that our help is beyond our city’s borders and that we must position ourselves where the resources are and align ourselves with the people who have both the answers and the route to a better, safer and more successful city.





Mayor Annette M. Blackwell



(216) 587-9011