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Be an Engaged Elyrian! Join the Office of the Mayor and Safety Service Director for the first-ever Engaged Elyrian Week, a week-long series of events aimed at increasing resident engagement and opportunity in our community. Residents (and our non-resident community) can attend each event virtually via Zoom by either computer or telephone; additionally, some events will be streamed LIVE at

Learn more about each unique opportunity below, and be sure to register for what interest you most.

We look forward to connecting.  


Ren Flanders, ASSD 
Community Outreach & Engagement

131 Court Street, Suite 301
Elyria, Ohio 44035
Phone: 440-326-1416

Monday, April 12 - Frank Conversation with Mayor Whitfield: Office Hours

TIME: 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. 

DETAILS: Share 15 minutes with Mayor Whitfield via Zoom to share your ideas, ask questions, and propose solutions around our community’s challenges. 

Registration is required. 

Time slots are available on a first come, first served basis. To be added to the waitlist, please email

Tuesday, April 13 - Community Chat #3: Prioritizing & Confirming the ATP

TIME: 12:00-1:15 p.m.

DETAILS: Give your input on walking and biking routes in your Elyria neighborhood to help the City of Elyria, in partnership with Lorain County Public Health, create a safe community for everyone that walks, bikes, rolls, or drives during this interactive planning discussion. View the draft recommendation map here. 


  • To join a meeting and view the presentation, you will need internet access and to download the meeting platform (Zoom) on a computer or phone. You can share input after the presentation has ended via video chat or via voice only. If you do not have internet access, call in via phone at the time of the meeting: 1-646-876-9923 and enter the meeting ID and passcode:
  • Tuesday, April 13th meeting ID: 892 4053 1599; passcode: 44035

Thursday, April 15 - Elyria Community Development Corporation Information Session

TIME: 6:00-7:30 p.m. 

DETAILS: Learn details about the newly developed Elyria Community Development Corporation (CDC) including information about its function, current progress, and how to get involved in steering, governance, events, and downtown development committees. 

Registration required. 

Saturday, April 17 - Virtual City of Elyria Career Fair

TIME: 9:00-11:30 a.m. 

DETAILS: Join the City of Elyria Team! We’re hiring for various full-time roles, including:

  • Human Resources Director
  • Community Development Project Manager
  • Project Engineer
  • Police Officers
  • Information Technology (I.T.) Technician

As well as  various part-time and seasonal roles in most City departments.

Registration required. 


  • Review available openings here 
  • Download and complete the City of Elyria Job Application
  • Submit your application to 



15apr6:00 PM7:30 PMVirtual EventElyria Community Development Corporation (CDC) Info Session

17apr9:00 AM11:30 AMVirtual EventVirtual City of Elyria Career Fair

19apr12:00 PM1:00 PMVirtual EventElyria Skill City Promise Information Session with Lorain County Community College


15may9:00 AM12:00 PMPride & Service Day