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Thank you From Mayor Whitfield

Mayor Extends Gratitude to Residents, City Groups, and Organizations for a Successful Juneteenth Celebration Weekend Over two days filled with sunshine and celebration, the city celebrated Juneteenth with a weekend filled with festivities and activities for the community ahead of the commemoration...

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Hometown Heroes Banner Program

The City of Elyria will once again be doing the Hometown Heroes banner program to honor and remember the men and women that have served in the Armed Forces and have ties with the City of Elyria. Each banner will be in honor of a specific service person and will include their name, branch of...

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Registration for Summer Day Camp Programs in Elyria 2023

Registration opens on March 27th for our Summer Day Camp Programs in Elyria 2023. To register online Click Here. Elylife Summer Camps – Nicole Edwards Registration Begins March 27 Campers may attend up to 3 camps 6/12-16 STEM Camp, K-4 6/19-23 Get Set Get Fit, K-4 6/26-30 Around the World, K-4...

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Laborers: Part Time/Seasonal, Various Departments

Laborers Part Time/ Seasonal Position The City of Elyria is seeking seasonal, part-time Laborers to join various departments. The position of Laborer is an entry-level position to the City of Elyria. Laborers serves in various departments of the City of Elyria, including Water Pumping, Wastewater...

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African-American Entrepreneurs Pop-Up Shop

In honor of Black History Month, NEO LaunchNET – Lorain County Community College’s (LCCC’s) entrepreneurial-launching, dream-making, business machine – will host a Pop-Up Shop featuring African-American Entrepreneurs on February 15 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the halls of The Campana Center for...

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Our Elyria Comprehensive Plan

For those who missed the kick off at MLK, join us for the next community meeting on Monday, Feb 6th at 6 PM at City Hall to share your thoughts on the future of Elyria as part of the "Our Elyria" comprehensive plan. You can also fill out the survey online at or pick up a paper...

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ESRS – In the LOOP

The Work across the city continues, here are just a few progress updates. E. Broad Street Monday, January 30, 2023 Broad St. between Williams and Sumner will be working between Williams St. and Sumner. They have a flagger on site to keep traffic moving. Please drive safely. Cleveland Street...

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Parks Master Plan Update

Update Overview Download the Updated Draft Here Is there anything missing from the Elyria Parks Master Plan that you wish would have been included? Click here to answer question Any questions about the plan? Email

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Veterans Tree

The city of Elyria and Elyria council of veterans are teaming up to recognize veterans during the coming holiday season. A special ‘Veterans Tree’ will be on display in city hall decorated with photo ornaments of local veterans and current active duty service men and women. The veterans photo...

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Mayors Whitfield and Bradley to Host Town Hall

The City of Elyria will host a Public Safety Town Hall with Mayor Frank Whitfield and City of Lorain Mayor, Jack Bradley, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 30th at Elyria’s South Park Recreation Center. Mayors Whitfield and Bradley will discuss community-based crime prevention, law...

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The second round of the annual City of Elyria Street Sweeping Initiative is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 26, 2022. Sweeping will start in Ward 5 and progress through the rest of the City counterclockwise in the following order: Ward 3 Ward 1 Ward 7 Ward 4 Ward 2 Ward 6 Prior to...

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City of Elyria Secures $2.7M Grant to Fight Violent Crime

The City of Elyria is pleased to announced it has secured a $2.7 million dollar grant for the Elyria Police Department from the Violent Crime Reduction Act. The grant will be used to hire 12 new officers focused on proactive initiatives to prevent violent crime. The funds will also be used to...

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Mayor Whitfield Visits White House, Shares ARPA Story

Today, Elyria Mayor Frank Whitfield is at the White House to share how the City of Elyria is utilizing the American Rescue Plan Act, the Infrastructure Bill, and the CHIPS Act to transform our community into a city of the future. These investments are empowering our residents today and will...

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Spring Valley Drainage

The Spring Valley area suffers from the lack of storm sewer infrastructure.  Below are basic information on the subject, PowerPoint presentation from the July 12 meeting, and an overall map and example of a preliminary plan from the 2017-2018 work performed by an outside consultant. Q&A Spring...

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february, 2024