The Mayor’s Corner

I am excited to begin contributing short pieces to The Lakewood Observer from time to time, to offer insight for Lakewoodites into issues currently happening at City Hall or important ideas I’d like to communicate to the community. I’m grateful for this forum and I intend it to start ongoing conversations. 

During my campaign for the Mayor’s Office last year and since getting elected, you have probably heard me talk about my priorities for city government: Safety, Neighborhoods, Environment, and Disciplined Finances. In this first edition of the Mayor’s Corner I want to talk a bit about Finances.

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Updates from the mayor’s office

Mayor George has begun announcing the director-level staff for her administration, including the nominations of Brian Corrigan as a new law director, and Roman Ducu as a new director of public works.

The City’s web site is publishing profiles of some of the new and returning department directors, including Corrigan, and Fire Chief Tim Dunphy.

Last week, published a glimpse into the transition process which began soon after George’s election.

Also, Cleveland Magazine included George in a feature on new mayors elected in Cleveland suburbs last fall.

Officially sworn-in as mayor

Remarks following my official swearing-in today as Mayor of Lakewood:

This has come full circle for me. Sixteen people have served as mayor since the City of Lakewood’s incorporation. I am the first person in Lakewood’s history to have seen her parent carry the honor & burden of this office and then serve as a mayor in her own right.

First, I’d like to say: thank you residents of Lakewood. I am honored by the faith you have shown in me and am ready for the work ahead.

I’ve homed in on a few themes that are important to me and I’ve heard Lakewood say are important to you as well: Responsibility, Opportunity, and Unity.

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Inauguration date: Jan. 1, 2020

The Lakewood community is invited to Meghan F. George’s inauguration as mayor on January 1, 2020. This event is open to the public.

The inauguration ceremony will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Lakewood City Hall, 12650 Detroit Ave.

George will be sworn in by Lee Fisher, the dean of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, and former Ohio Lt. Governor, Attorney General, State Senator, and State Representative.

Our campaign is complete; new work begins

Thank you to all who supported our campaign on the way to a successful, new beginning.

Voters have honored me with election to be Lakewood’s next mayor. I’m excited to serve full-time and begin moving our community forward.

Bringing this community together will be my mission over the next four years. I’m thrilled for the support I have, but there’s a lot of work to be done.

And I’m so proud of my campaign. Anyone who has worked on a political campaign knows that it’s a team effort. And there’s no way I could’ve done what I did without each and every one of my supporters. We needed every single vote, so every phone call, every yard sign, every piece of literature left on a door handle made a difference.