Completed FHHO Executive Committee candidate application forms must be received by 5 pm Monday, July 10, 2017
5:00pm 5:00pm

Completed FHHO Executive Committee candidate application forms must be received by 5 pm Monday, July 10, 2017

Dear Forest Hill Neighbor:

The Forest Hill Home Owners, Inc. nominating committee is currently soliciting nominations for candidates to the FHHO Executive Committee. The positions for which nominations are being accepted are:

Chairperson of the Board* (must be a trustee to be eligible for this position) 


Senior Vice President 

Vice-President of Membership 



Standards Chair

To qualify for consideration, nominees must be a current resident and listed on the deed as an owner of their property, or be the partner and co-habitator of the property owner. Nominees must include with their application (or have submitted previously in 2017) at least the minimum level FHHO membership contribution of $75.00.

Completed candidate application forms must be received by 5 pm Monday, July 10, 2017, to be considered valid. Instructions for submission are included on the attached Executive Committee Candidate Nomination form PDF (CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FORM). 

All nominees must agree to attend interviews with the nominating committee on Sunday, July 23, 2017, between 6:30 and 9:30 pm. You will be notified of location and time slot by email.

The FHHO Nominating Committee thanks you in advance for your interest in becoming a member of the Executive Committee.

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Kiwanis Organizational Meeting
6:30pm 6:30pm

Kiwanis Organizational Meeting

Kiwanis empowers people to pursue creative ways to serve the needs of children through local service projects and fundraising in their communities. To learn more about Kiwanis, you may visit

There is currently a team of Kiwanis members from other areas throughout Cleveland that is helping to re-establish Kiwanis in Cleveland Heights. There will be an organizational meeting on Monday, May 22 at 6:30 pm at Church of the Saviour that will act as an interest meeting for any and all residents and employees of Cleveland Heights.

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Vote for FHHO Trustees
5:00pm 5:00pm

Vote for FHHO Trustees

Voting for Trustees will take place at the Blue Cottage Thursday. May 11 between 5:00pm and 8:00pm.

Proxy ballots must be returned BEFORE voting takes place.

2017 trustee elections will be held on May 11, 2017. The Blue Cottage will serve as the polling place.  Proxy/absentee ballots will be available online as well as at the Blue Cottage.  Votes will be counted by the League of Women Voters, and ballots will be retained as corporate records.  We look forward to your participation.


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Annual Spring Egg Hunt, Forest Hill Park, Cleveland Heights

Annual Spring Egg Hunt, Forest Hill Park, Cleveland Heights

Spring Egg Hunt
NOTE:   Start Time - 10:00 AM SHARP!
The City of Cleveland Heights will hold the Annual Spring Egg Hunt for children ages 1-9 will be held Saturday, April 8, at 10:00 a.m. (SHARP!) in the Forest Hill Park Meadow (near the playground). The event is Free! Children should wear old clothes and boots (in case of inclement weather) and must bring their own bags or egg baskets. Registration deadline is April 7. Please bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Heights Emergency Food Center. To register, please call (216) 691-7373. (Please note that if the weather is sever the day of the hunts, the program may be moved to the Forest Hill Tennis Courts or move inside the Community Center. Call 216-691-7373 the day of the event for information).

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FHHO Annual Meeting
7:00pm 7:00pm

FHHO Annual Meeting

McGregor Home
14900 Private Dr, East Cleveland, OH 44112

Time: 7pm - 9pm

Date: November 10, 2016


Forest Hill Home Owners, Inc.

Annual Meeting of Members

(Every homeowner in the neighborhood is a member.)

Thursday November 10, 2016 7:00PM-9:00PM

McGregor Home 14900 Private Drive East Cleveland, OH

Our speaker this year, Sally Levine, is a visiting faculty associate in CWRU University's Center for Health and Aging, and a lecturer in the master’s program at the Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Planning at Cleveland State University, and a board member of the Institute for Human Centered Design. She will speak on Aging –in-Place and Universal design.

1. Sally Levine to speak about Universal Design and Aging-in Place

2. Voting by Members to approve the Trustee slate (names on back)

3. FHHO financial report

4. President's message

5. Open forum

6. Election results

2017 Trustees Slate

  • Dean Sieck - Bolton
  • Sue Maier - Blackmore
  • Jeff Duber - Brandon
  • Trina Prufer - Brewster (Henley to Mt. Vernon)
  • Lynn Haney - Brewster (Mt. Vernon to Lee)
  • Melissa Carr - Brewster (Northvale to Henley)
  • Grace Bailey - Burlington (Lee to Monticello)
  • Rosanna Sprague - Burlington (Monticello to Mayfield)
  • Gloria Strong - Carver
  • Dorothy Rambo - Chelsea (Forest Hills to Hereford)
  • Marty Golnick - Chelsea (Newbury to Forest Hills)
  • Frank Ricchi - Cleviden (Brewster to Newbury) & Walden (north of Forest Hills)
  • Hester Lewellen - Eastwick & Walden (south of Forest Hills) & Mt. Vernon (Eastwick to Forest Hills)
  • Marsha A. Cappy - Fenemore
  • Hattie R. Helm - Forest Hills (Lee to Monticello)
  • Les Jones - Forest Hills (Monticello to Mayfield)
  • Diana England - Glynn
  • Pete Grebus - Henley
  • Jan Milic - Hereford (Monticello to Rumson)
  • Gwendolyn Bennett - Hereford (Northvale to Monticello)
  • David Ward - Hollister
  • Kate Lewis - Kew
  • Bennanye Brooks - Lee (Burlington to Brewster)
  • Dorothy Broz - Mayfield
  • Betsey Kaufman - Monticello (Lee to Forest Hills; even home numbers)
  • Nate Wright - Monticello (Lee to Forest Hills; odd home numbers)
  • Mary E. Rice - Monticello (Rutherford to North Taylor)
  • Elois Malone - Mt. Vernon (Northvale to Glynn)
  • David Richardson - Newbury (Forest Hills to Brewster)
  • Patricia Ortez - Newbury (Forest Hills to Monticello)
  • Judy Charlick - Newbury (Monticello to Mayfield)
  • Sue Kenney - Northvale (Walden to Mt. Vernon) & Mt. Vernon (Northvale to Forest Hills)
  • Jeff Dross - Northvale (Mt. Vernon to North Taylor)
  • Jimmy Van Hoose - Oakhill
  • Christopher Hubbert - Rumson (Burlington to Westover)
  • Donna Kolb-Jones - Rumson (Newbury to Burlington)
  • Sharon M. Collins - Rumson (Westover to North Taylor)
  • Eileen Smotzer - Rutherford
  • Anthony Rupcic - Seaton
  • Linda Johnston - Westover
  • Kesha Owens - Wyatt


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7:30pm 7:30pm

Fall Trustee Meeting

Forest Hill Home Owner elections for the upcoming year are always held at the Fall Trustee meeting in September.  This year that meeting is coming up on September 15. 


The six offices that will be voted on by the Trustees at that time are:

Chairman of the Board, President, Senior Vice President, VP for Membership, Secretary, and Treasurer. 


The current officeholders are:

Chairman of the Board: Christopher Hubbert

President: Pete Grebus

Senior VP: (vacant)

VP for Membership: Mary Rice

Secretary: Joyce Rothenberger

Treasurer: Tony Rupcic


Chris, Pete, Mary, and Tony have expressed a willingness to stay on and will receive a nomination. Joyce has said she is ready to “retire.”


Brief descriptions of the duties of each office can be found in the Code of Regulations on line at -


If you have suggestions or nominations or self-nominations for these or any of the other positions, please let one of of the Nominating Committee members know by phone or email.  Or contact your Trustee.  Please nominate only those people who confirm to you that they are willing to serve.

Hester:  Phone: 216-333-5656.  Email:

Jan:       Phone: 216-932-4658.  Email:

Dean:    Phone: 216-932-6120.  Email:

Hattie:   Phone: 216-321-6193.  Email:

Nate:     Phone: 216-932-1062.  Email:


In addition we will take nominations from Trustees from the floor.  If there are two or more candidates for any office, the nominees will be asked to make a brief statement about their commitment to our organization and how they hope to meet the responsibilities of the office. There will be time allowed for dialog between the candidates and Trustees before the vote.


Thank you!


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First Saturday at the Cottage

First Saturday at the Cottage

Stop by the Cottage this Saturday, July 2 and say hello to Les Jones, FHHO Trustee (Forest Hill Boulevard from Monticello to Mayfield).

Visit the Blue Cottage at the corner of Monticello and Lee Blvd. anytime between 10 am and 1pm on Saturday, July 2 for a chance to win a $5 Gift Card. Drawings will take place when ten or more visitors (excluding FHHO Officers) visit the Cottage on any first Saturday of the month.

Les Jones, longtime Forest Hill resident, FHHO Trustee for Forest Hills Boulevard (between Monticello and Mayfield), and editor of our quarterly newsletters, will be attending the Cottage between 10am and 1pm. Les attends Council meetings for both East Cleveland and Cleveland Heights and should be able to answer questions you may have regarding either city and Forest Hill.

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Rediscovering Our Neighborhood Business Districts: FutureHeights Annual Mtg
7:00pm 7:00pm

Rediscovering Our Neighborhood Business Districts: FutureHeights Annual Mtg

Join FutureHeights for an interactive panel discussion: Rediscovering Our Neighborhood Business Districts.

Richey Piiparinen will facilitate a panel discussion on dynamic commercial districts with local community development experts Dione Alexander, President of Village Capital Corporation; Adam Rosen, Economic Development Director for Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization; Michael Fleming, Executive Director of St. Clair Superior Community Development Corporation; and Bob Brown, former Director of the Cleveland Planning Commission.

FutureHeights will share its recent accomplishments, including its community-building programs and new initiatives for commercial districts.

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

Facilitator Richey Piiparinen is a senior research associate at the Levin College at Cleveland State University, focusing on migration, demography, culture, and economic and community development. He is co-editor of the book Rust Belt Chic: A Cleveland Anthology and a blogger at HuffngtonPost.

Dione Alexander is President of Village Capital Corporation, the lending subsidiary of Cleveland Neighborhood Progress and a leading local community development financial institution which provides crucial funding to catalytic developments in Northeast Ohio, including Uptown in University Circle and Waverly Townhomes in Detroit Shoreway.
Adam Rosen leads the economic development and revitalization efforts for the retail districts in Cleveland's Detroit Shoreway Neighborhood. He manages commercial leasing for a portfolio of properties in the Gordon Square Arts District, recruiting new businesses and provideing technical assistance to existing ones.

Michael Fleming spent nearly a decade working as a chef in Boston, Miami Beach and Madrid, Spain, before returning to his hometown of Cleveland in 2004 to be a part of the city's revival. He now leads a team of dedicated professionals who are working to build a dynamic neighborhood around the many assets of the St. Clair Superior neighborhood.
Bob Brown has prepared comprehensive plans for cities and neighborhoods and written innovative zoning regulations on topics ranging from design review to urban agriculture.


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