City of Cleveland Awarded $5.9M in Restitution from Man Who Violated Clean Air Act — Straight from City Hall

A Cleveland man who knowingly demolished a building with asbestos was found guilty this week by the U.S. District Court – Northern District of Ohio of violating the Clean Air Act and illegal dumping. “This is the very first case that the City of Cleveland Environmental Crimes Task Force addressed. This case is the reason […]

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City of Cleveland Super Hero Crime Fighter Contest – Deadline 7/28

MNO SuperHero Facebook Post

Annually the City of Cleveland hosts “Mayor’s Night Out Against Crime” events in each of the city’s five police districts. The goal is to engage residents and law enforcement personnel in a relaxed environment. We want youngsters to get to know the men and women who are tasked with protecting them and to begin to see them as a friend and a resource.

It is also meant as an opportunity for law enforcement personnel to develop relationships with residents and young people. An attempt to humanize all parties in an effort to reduce conflict and increase cooperation and confidence.

This year we are seeking to engage youth through the “Super Hero Crime Fighter Design Contest.” This contest hopes to give our young people an opportunity to create their vision of what a crime-fighting super hero looks like. The winning designs will be incorporated into a logo/design for future “Mayor’s Night Out Against Crime” events. Below you will find the rules and regulations for the contest. Hard copies of this information will be available at City of Cleveland Recreation Centers, and Cleveland City Hall Room 6. For more information please call 216-664-3447.

Criteria for Participation


  1. Youth must reside in the City of Cleveland

Age Restrictions

  1. Youth must be eight (8) years of age by June 12, 2017, and must not be older than thirteen (13) years of age by June 12, 2017.

Contest Rules:

  • Each entry must be the original work of one child;
  • One submission per child.
  • Designs may be horizontal or vertical.
  • Any 2D art medium may be used (crayon, markers, colored pencil, etc.) Please no computer generated images or 3D materials (glitter, glued items, etc.)
  • Words and numbers may be included in the design
  • Be creative! Please do not use copyrighted art, logos, etc.
  • The contest runs until July 14 and is open to children ages 8-13
  • All entries are due by 4 pm on July 21. Return your entry to City of Cleveland, Community Relations Board, 601 Lakeside Avenue, Room #, Cleveland, Ohio 44114
  • A winner will be selected by the City of Cleveland Mayor’s Night Out Against Crime Community in two categories Ages 8-10 and 11-13 for each of the City’s five (5) Police Districts.
  • Winners will be notified by phone by July 28. The winning designs will be incorporated into an overall Mayor’s Night Out Against Crime Design for the 2018 event
  • All winners will receive a certificate as well as the publication of their design.

Name: ______________________________________________

Age: __________ Phone: __________________________

City: ________________________________________________

All entries become the property of the City of Cleveland  and may be reproduced for public distribution,

and posted online.  The City of Cleveland  may use each winner’s name, design, and photograph for publicity purposes.

Parent/Guardian signature: _____________________________________



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CPP Commissioner honored by the American Public Power Association


Ivan Henderson receives the award from APPA Board Chair and
Deputy Director of Independence, Mo., Power & Light Andrew
Boatright (right), and APPA Chair Elect and Fort Defiance, Az.,
Navajo Tribal Utility Authority General Manager Wally Haase (left).

Ivan Henderson, commissioner of Cleveland Public Power (CPP), was named the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Mark Crisson Leadership and Managerial Excellence Award at the American Public Power Association National Conference in Orlando, FL, on June 20. The award recognizes managers at a utility, joint action agency, or state or regional association who bring their organizations to new levels of excellence; lead by example, and inspire their employees and staff to improve processes, services and operations. APPA is the service organization for the nation’s more than 2,000 community-owned electric utilities who collectively serve more than 48 million people, about 14 percent of the nation’s electricity customers.

Henderson has been with CPP since 2006. According to APPA, “His colleagues describe his leadership style as innovative and creative, and he urges his employees to use every tool in their toolbox to serve customers. As a result, the utility has rolled out programs to improve customer service and raise awareness of public power including revitalized net-metering and streetlighting programs and an expanded Public Power Week open house. The utility has also launched workforce initiatives to attract local talent.”

Under his leadership, Cleveland was host to the 2012 APPA Lineworkers Rodeo and he was instrumental in managing the electric utility during the 2016 Republican National Convention. As part of CPP’s 100th anniversary, Henderson led the planning for the downtown exposition that attracted more than 7,000 citizens. Henderson is credited with starting a lineworker apprenticeship program in partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to help address the challenge of an aging workforce.

“Ivan’s leadership extends from Cleveland to the AMP Board of Trustees. He has been a leader on the board and his knowledge and expertise have benefitted AMP as an organization and public power in general,” said Marc Gerken, president/CEO of American Municipal Power, Inc. “He is very deserving of this honor.”

Henderson has been a member of the AMP Board of Trustees since 2006, representing the Northern Area Service Group. As a member of the board, he is chair of the AMPGS Committee, vice chair of the AFEC and Bylaws committees, and serves on Efficiency Smart, Finance, Hydro Power Projects, IT, Joint Ventures Oversight, Legislative, Prairie State Project and Transmission/RTO committees.

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Heatwave in the #LAND

It’s not official just yet, but it definitely feels like a heatwave in the CLE! 

Keep safe and enjoy the balmy weather by keep the below tips in mind:

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Utility Scammers on the prowl


canstockphoto8593688Spring and summer bring out the worst in some people, and utility scammers are on the prowl again. Please be careful and aware when you receive calls seeking utility payments.

We encourage the public to be aware and cautious when those posing as utility workers call on the telephone or visit your home. Err on the side of safety and check with your provider before giving out any information or purchasing third party credit cards for payments.

Remember the following about Cleveland Public Power and our interaction with the public:

  • We do not need to gain access to your home
  • If we knock to inform you of an interruption in service we will arrive in a white truck with our logo prominently displayed –> cpp_horzcmyk_notag
  • Our employees wear shirts and jackets with the same logo imprinted on them
  • We will not call you and ask you to go out and purchase a credit card for payment
  • You can pay your bill in person, online, by telephone through our automated system or with one of our customer service representatives

If it feels suspicious call us immediately to report the call or visit. We can verify the legitimacy of the person reaching out to you.

Here are the telephone numbers to reach Cleveland Public Power:

  • Customer Service – 216-664-4600
  • 24 Hr. Trouble Line – 216-664-3156

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Earth Fest 2017

We’re at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds today participating the in the Earth day festivities.

To support sustainability and support our City and students we are showcasing repurposed Wire Spools painted by students from the Cleveland School of the Arts.

A Wire Spool in our service garage serving its original purpose.

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Celebrating Lineman Appreciation Day

Today we are tipping our hats to the men and women who serve our community as Linemen. Join us by sending them a kind message or thanking them when you see them out working to ensure you’re always able to flip a switch and feel the warm glow of lights.


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