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The goal of the reception was to share Mayor Holbert’s vision for Woodmere Village and gain valuable insight and feedback from local business leaders. One of the primary goals of the administration said Holbert is “to become known as a community that supports business and the reception is one of the ways we are putting our plan into action”.
After welcoming guests and sharing the vision, Holbert stressed the reason for the gathering was to hear directly from business owners, “we want to hear the good, the bad and yes—the ugly,” emphasized Woodmere’s newly-elected mayor.
Aside from outlining the vision, Holbert wants to keep businesses apprised of information and key events impacting the Village. Holbert shared the rationale for Woodmere applying to Cuyahoga County for a master planning grant. “We have numerous letters of support from municipal neighbors, mayors, and state leaders,” he added. “We have a vision for the Chagrin Valley and the entire community our objective is to make Woodmere a destination and so attractive that when people arrive in Cleveland, they will want to come to Interstate 271 and Chagrin Boulevard and look at the gateway and think, ‘this is a beautiful community. “We consider Woodmere the portal for Beachwood, Orange Village, Moreland Hills, Pepper Pike, Hunting Valley, and Gates Mills, so we look at Woodmere as being the Gateway to the Chagrin Valley,” added Holbert. “We want to bring the potential of worldwide recognition to our little Village,” said Mayor Holbert.
Overall feedback and engagement at the reception was extremely positive as businesses and the Village look forward to connecting more often to share ideas and support one another.