DCRA 1st Annual Meeting

Downtown Cleveland Residents Association celebrates growing community with First Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony

April 18, 6:30pm-8:00pm, City Hall Rotunda

Downtown Cleveland celebrates a milestone April 18: the first Annual Meeting of the Downtown Cleveland Residents Association (DCRA). The meeting which recognizes the work and achievements of the DCRA - downtown Cleveland’s only comprehensive “residents for residents” organization, is one of the clearest indicators that “downtown Cleveland is on the rise and its residents are organized” says Mark Giuliano, DCRA President.

Currently downtown has an occupancy rate of a bulging 96 percent with new residential developments in the works. According to the 2010 census, downtown Cleveland is the fastest growing community in the city having grown from approximately 4500 residents to 12,000 over the last ten year period. Giuliano, who worked with the Community Relations Board staff in the Mayor’s office to organize residents, says “a residential board was inevitable. Someone has to advocate specifically for residents and their interests in our growing downtown.”

The DCRA has found encouragement from a variety of other community leaders such as the Downtown Cleveland Alliance, the Historic Gateway and Historic Warehouse Districts, as well as City Councilor, Joe Cimperman.

The Annual Meeting includes brief remarks from various dignitaries, an election to fill one vacancy on the 15 member board, submission of the 2011 Annual Report, and the first ever Downtown Cleveland Awards Ceremony for outstanding downtown residents and businesses.

DCRA ANNUAL MEETING AND AWARDS CEREMONY

Who: All Downtown Cleveland Residents and friends (voters must have some proof of downtown residency), various dignitaries

When: April 18, 2012 - 6:30pm-8:00pm

Where: City Hall, Rotunda (601 Lakeside Ave Cleveland, Ohio 44114)

Please Note: Award voting ended Friday April 6th. Winners are to be announced during meeting.