For this year’s First Responders Appreciation Week, the following events are planned in Chagrin Falls:
KICK OFF EVENTS
CHAGRIN FALLS RESIDENTS Gather at the Main Street Bridge at 2 PM on September 11th, as we hang the Thank You banner. Add your message to our local forces then – or any time during the week.
ALL WEEK: Change your porch light to red or blue and “leave the light on” to watch out for them. Decorate a tree in the yard with red or blue ribbon.
FOOTBALL GAME CEREMONY: Friday, September 16th at Harris Field. Thank you ceremony begins at 6:50.
Local businesses will be providing complimentary lunches to the forces all week long. (Thanks to Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce for organizing.)
On August 18th, Village Council held a Special Meeting to interview candidates to fill the vacancy created when a council member moved out of town. We interviewed three very good candidates and voted unanimously to appoint John Mitchell.
John has lived in Chagrin Falls since 2005 and lives on Bell Street with his wife, Ann, and 3 sons. He has been involved in the Dad’s Club, holding various leadership roles, as well as the Chagrin Valley Jaycees. John started his career as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Cuyahoga County where he worked in the Major Trials Unit, prosecuting homicide, rape and public corruption cases. John is currently a partner at Thompson Hine where he focuses on Product Liability Litigation, White-Collar Crime and Business Litigation.
John recently chaired the Chagrin Falls Charter Review Commission, which is a group of residents appointed every 5 years to review the Village Charter and make recommendations for modifications or improvements. As part of that process, John and his fellow commission members held multiple meetings with department heads, employees, village council, village administration as well as various boards (e.g, ARB, BZA, P&Z). Everyone on Council was impressed with John’s organization, leadership and contributions to that process and thought those skills would translate well to Village Council.
John will be sworn in at our meeting on Monday, August 22.