Mayor Blackwell Swearing In NOACA Check Receipt
at Senior Center
Ohio Rep Juanita Brent, Mayor
Blackwell, Councilman Richard



Mayor’s Message

Mayor Blackwell at the recent “State of the City” Address

Welcome to 2021. Happy New Year!

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 has faced several challenges in the past decade. However, my administration, City Council members, along with our dedicated safety services and employees, have taken great pride in maintaining and revitalizing our community as we move Maple Heights ahead.

Most newsworthy in 2020, was that the city was released from fiscal emergency from the Ohio State Auditor’s Office after five years of being under the oversight of a financial planning and supervision commission.

And in June 2020, GOJO, a leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions, purchased a 325,000-square-foot facility in the city where they would  manufacture their PURELL® Surface Spray. The company pledged to hire more than 100 new local employees.

As the year ended in November 2020, in partnership with the Cuyahoga Land Bank, the City of Maple Heights saw  the first new homes constructed in the City in 10 years on Jefferson Avenue in the historical Presidents’ Row neighborhood.

Please check our website regularly for more updates and some exciting announcements!

Annette M. Blackwell
Mayor and Safety Director
5353 Lee Road
Maple Heights, Ohio 44137
Office (216) 587-9011

Recent News

We have cut the ribbon at many businesses’ Grand Openings during my terms.  We have finalized the results of a City Master Plan and are planning for implementation, celebrated the ceremonial dedication of Dunham Park to the Metroparks to bring a world-class park system to the city. While, the most significant accomplishment during my terms, is that the city is preparing for a year-end, 2020, release from fiscal emergency from the Ohio State Auditor’s Office.  The General Fund NO longer carries an almost -$3million deficit balance.

Marriages /Wedding Information

Maple Heights City Hall does not perform marriage ceremonies, but is a part of the Garfield Heights Municipal Courts, which also serves Maple Heights. Garfield Heights Muni Court is considered a “satellite” court to the county, so you no longer need to go downtown to obtain your license, but can obtain it at GHMC.  Please log onto the detailed and informative Garfield Heights Municipal Court site for additional information on obtaining a license, or having a judge perform your ceremony by clicking the link below: