The City of East Cleveland works to empower our residents, schools and businesses and ensure that our neighborhoods are safe and desirable places to live, work and play.
East Cleveland: A Community Rising
The City of East Cleveland, Ohio is the proud home of Standard Oil founder, the late John D. Rockefeller, “the world’s first billionaire.” Rockefeller left a strong legacy behind in his home city. This legacy is shared by all city officials and constituents alike.
Incorporated in 1911 as the first suburb in Cuyahoga County, East Cleveland is a city that has the best public transportation and transportation hubs in Northeast Ohio with its access to the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s (RTA) and five to 15 minute access to Interstates 90, 71, 77 and 271. These sought after commodities make East Cleveland a coveted place to live.
It is our Mission to be the city of choice for ourselves and future generations – beautiful, clean and safe – with a healthy economy, strong businesses, vital neighborhoods, excellent schools, and extensive recreational and cultural opportunities. To preserve our city’s unique atmosphere and celebrate the diversity of our people, we pursue innovative governance that is accessible, accountable, efficient and stable.
The City of East Cleveland is small city of 17,843 (according to the last census)people, neighboring Cleveland’s thriving University Circle.The City has a long, impressive history, including its former position as the backyard to John D. Rockefeller’s estate. Today the City works hard to once again provide high quality services to its citizens.