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Posted on: April 25, 2017


The Mayor, members of the City Council and City Officials were recognized earlier today at the Legacy Senior Living Ceremonial Grounding Breaking for the new assisted living and memory care facility.
Construction of the 58,000 square foot assisted living a...
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Posted on: April 21, 2017


Cleveland's new Senior Citizens Advisory Committee held its first meeting on April 20.
The Cleveland City Council created the committee on March 27, 2017 to hear suggestions from senior citizens. Each council member makes one appointment to the seven-membe...
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Posted on: April 18, 2017


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Posted on: April 11, 2017


Please join the Cleveland Fire Department Honor Guard on Saturday, April 15, 2017 for their second American Flag Retirement Ceremony at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2598, located at 3370 N. Ocoee Street, Cleveland, TN 37311. The ceremony is scheduled...
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Posted on: March 31, 2017


The City of Cleveland received two bids Tuesday to extend the runway at the Cleveland Regional Jetport. The sealed bids were opened Tuesday afternoon. GLF Construction Corporation of Miami, Florida submitted a bid of $2,914,980. Hinkle Construction Servi...
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Posted on: March 23, 2017


The Cleveland Shade Tree Board is sponsoring the "Most Unique Tree" contest in celebration of the City's 25th consecutive year as a Tree City USA. Trees will be judged based on branch structure, bark characteristics, trunk formation, color and v...Read on...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017


The City of Cleveland will be hosting its 3rd Annual Cleveland Recycles 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk on Saturday, May 27, 2017. The goal of this event is to raise awareness about the benefits or recycling and reducing litter in our community. This year, the sel...
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Posted on: March 2, 2017


The Tennessee Department of Transportation Aeronautics Division has awarded the Cleveland Municipal Airport Authority a $2.5 million grant for a runway extension at the Cleveland Regional Jetport. This is an 80/20 grant with the State of Tennessee providi...
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Posted on: March 10, 2017


The City of Cleveland and Mainstreet Cleveland are now accepting proposals for inclusion in Back Alley Galleries. The project is seeking up to 7 local area artists-teams to compete painting that will be displayed throughout downtown Cleveland. The selecte...
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Posted on: March 7, 2017


The City of Cleveland is now accepting applications for Police Officer. Applications can be obtained from the lobby of the Cleveland Police Department, located at 100 Church Street NE or the City of Cleveland Municipal Annex Building, located at 160 2nd S...
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Posted on: March 7, 2017


The Cleveland Public Works Department will be closing a section of Dalton Pike, near Spring Meadows Lane, starting Monday, March 13th at 8:30 a.m. and will re-open daily around 3:00 p.m. Detours will be posted. Please use extra caution when driving in thi...
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Posted on: February 28, 2017


Cleveland welcomed home one of its young heroes on Saturday. Family, friends and community leaders cheered 1st Lieutenant Kaylee Marie Radzyminski at a reception held at American Legion Post 81. Lieutenant Radzyminski is visiting Cleveland after serving ...Read on... Print Friendly Press Release
Posted on: February 24, 2017


Today is the final day to participate in the City of Cleveland's first community survey. The easiest way to complete the survey is online. Paper copies and drop-off bins are located at the Cleveland Municipal Building, Cleveland/Bradley Public Library and...
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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Bike/Walk Cleveland Informational Seminar

The City of Cleveland is hosting a working luncheon about pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure on Friday February 24, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM at the Cleveland Public Library, 795 Church Street NE.

To RSVP for the working lunch please contact Clevela...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

THDA Press Conference

Earlier today Mayor Rowland held a joint press conference with the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) announcing a new grant program offered for Cleveland Residents.

Mr. Jerome Hedit with THDA discussed the program parameters and target a...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

Now Hiring

The 911 Emergency Communications District is accepting applications for individuals interested in a career as a Telecommunication in the 911 Emergency Communications Center. The link below has additional information about the application process, how to a...
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Posted on: January 24, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris visits Cleveland

Tennessee Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) toured Cleveland High School Tuesday morning. The visit was part of a day-long tour of Bradley County.
Cleveland High School Principal Autumn O'Bryan led Senator Norris, Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowl...
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Posted on: January 24, 2017

Community Meeting Schedule

Mayor and City Council invite you to attend one of the public information meetings listed below for more information about the survey and upcoming city projects.

District 1: January 24, 2017 @ 6:30 PMGeorge R. Stuart Elementary School - Library802 20th Str...Read on...

Posted on: January 24, 2017

Swearing-in new police officers

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Citizen Community Survey

The goal of Cleveland's 1st "Citizen Community Survey" is to assess the attitudes and opinions about the quality of life in Cleveland. Fourteen key categories are covered in the survey to help city leaders better understand the priorities of our...
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Posted on: January 16, 2017

Mayor Rowland guest speaker at bridge dedication

Polk County renamed the Benton station Bridge on Monday to honor the man who donated the land to attract a railroad to the county over a century ago. It's now the Bear Lawson Bridge, to honor William Hinton "Bear" Lawson. Polk County and Clevel...Read on...
Posted on: January 13, 2017

City offices closed Monday

City offices will be closed Monday, January 16, 2017 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Posted on: January 10, 2017

FY 2017 Budget Award

The Mayor and City Council recognized the Finance staff for their endeavors on the FY 2017 budget at yesterday's city council meeting. The city was awarded its 19th consecutive Distinguished Budget Award Presentation from the Government Finance Officers A...
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Posted on: January 5, 2017

Fire Department Accepting Applications

The City of Cleveland is currently accepting application from qualified individuals seeking a highly rewarding career in firefighting. Firefighting is both physically and mentally demanding activity. Firefighters work a 24 hour shift on, 48 hours off shif...Read on...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

FY 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

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The FY 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report is now available. The CAFR is a complete report of the overall audited financial results for the fiscal year. Our finance team works diligently to ensure the city of Cleveland is transparent and accountabl...Read on...

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Posted on: December 19, 2016

Operation Christmas Child

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Mayor Rowland with Cheer Coach, Megan Carroll, and the Cleveland Middle School cheerleaders at Operation Christmas Child helping spread Christmas Cheer!

Posted on: December 13, 2016

City School Board Recognizes City Council

The Cleveland City School Board recognized the Cleveland City Council for their continuing support and commitment to the city school system at the first home basketball game in the brand new Raider Arena. The new arena was completed earlier this year and ...Read on...

Posted on: December 7, 2016

Dog Park water fountains will be turned off for winter

The water fountains at the Dog Park in Tinsley Park will be winterized and turned off for the winter on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. This will prevent damage to the pipes from freezing temperatures during the cold weather. Please bring your own water for ...
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Posted on: December 5, 2016

Christmas Holidays

Mainstreet Cleveland's Classic Christmas weekend launched the Christmas holidays Friday night with the community tree lighting. Once the tree was lighted, the crowd took part in reverse caroling by walking from location to another to hear choirs sing. Chi...
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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Meet Our Stormwater Mascot

Mayor Rowland welcomes the City's Stormwater Division mascot, Ben Rainin. Ben's debut appearance will be at this year's Christmas Parade. The Parade is Saturday, December 3 beginning at 6:00 PM, in downtown Cleveland. See you there! Remember - only rain d...Read on...

Posted on: November 15, 2016

Lee University Forum

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Mayor Tom Rowland and Dr. Paull Conn, Lee University President, pose for a picture in-front of the nine bells which will be placed inside the Forum on Lee University's campus. The Forum is a bell and clock tower which will stand over 100 feet in ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

2016 Cleveland Fire Department Career Showcase

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The Cleveland Fire Department is hosting it's annual career showcase on Dec 6 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Individuals will have the opportunity to meet and speak with fire department staff about the requirements and opportunities for employment.

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Posted on: November 11, 2016

2016 Veterans Day Ceremony

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The city of Cleveland honored our local veterans at the 2016 Veterans Day Ceremony at the Bradley County Courthouse Square.

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

City offices closed 11-11-2016

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

Road Closure - Dalton Pike

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The City of Cleveland will be closing a section of Dalton Pike between Spring Meadows Road and Highway 74 overpass from Monday, October 10 to Friday October 14. This road closure is required in order for the city's Public Works Department to complete a dr...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2016

Volunteers Needed


VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program is need of volunteers. Please click the additional info link for information about how to become a volunteer.

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Posted on: September 22, 2016

Cleveland Police Department Lieutenant Earns Ph. D.

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Cleveland Police Department Lieutenant Earns Ph. D. in Information Technology.

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

Constitution Week

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The week of September 17 - 23 is U.S. Constitution Week across the nation.

Mayor Tom Rowland recently signed a proclamation to observe the week locally as well.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution petitioned Congress in 1955 t...Read on...

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Posted on: September 13, 2016

City Council Sworn-in

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Four members of the Cleveland City Council took their oaths of office Monday and began four-year terms.

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Posted on: September 12, 2016

Please join us for City Council Ceremony

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The City's newly elected leaders will be sworn-in today at 3:00 PM at the Museum Center at 5ive Points.

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Posted on: August 30, 2016

Animal Control now hiring


Are you passionate about animals? Interested in being a part of a dedicated team? The Animal Control Division of the Cleveland Police Department is looking for those interested in working with animals and people to join their team as an Animal Control O...Read on...

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Posted on: August 29, 2016

Blythe ribbon cutting

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The Blythe Oldfield neighborhood recently celebrated the renovation of a playground at the Blythe Family Support Center and relocation of Early Head Start classrooms with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The ceremony included Mayor Tom Rowland, Councilman Bi...Read on...

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Posted on: August 26, 2016

City receives 28th consecutive GFOA Award

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The city of Cleveland's financial staff has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association.

It is the 28th consecutive year the city has received this national recognit...Read on...

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Posted on: August 24, 2016

Cleveland 101 at Lee University

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Parents of new Lee University students packed Dixon Hall last Saturday to hear about Cleveland.

The session is called Cleveland 101. Speakers included Mayor Tom Rowland; Senior City Planner Corey Divel; Officer Jennifer Samples of the Cleveland Police ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 22, 2016

City accepts land donation for future park

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A land donation by the Allan Jones Foundation has been accepted by the city of Cleveland to expand the site of the future city park at Taylor Spring.

The strip of land next to the First Street property creates room for a construction entrance now and p...Read on...

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Posted on: August 17, 2016

Life Force Grand Opening at the Cleveland Regional Jetport

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Life Force One was officially welcomed to its new base in Cleveland today. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the new Life Force hangar and crew quarters at the Cleveland Regional Jetport.

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Posted on: August 11, 2016

Cleveland affected less by inflation

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Cleveland is one of the top areas in Tennessee least affected by inflation, according to the finding of a new survey.

New York City based SmartAssets, a financial advice company, recently released the results of the survey. Cleveland ranked second amon...Read on...

Posted on: August 10, 2016

Polartec completes its move to Cleveland

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Polartech Chief Operating Officer Gary Smith welcome U.S. Senator Bob Corker, Cleveland and Bradley County government officials and local state legislators to a ribbon cutting ceremony at the plant off APD 40. Many local civic leaders, including members o...Read on...

Posted on: August 9, 2016

Cleveland Fire Department's Newest Rescue Appartus


The Cleveland Fire Department unveiled its newest rescue apparatus during Monday's city council meeting.

The Pierce heavy rescue vehicle will cary specialized gear for all types of emergencies including structural collapse, trench collapse, swift water...Read on...

Posted on: August 8, 2016

Upgrades & Improvements to the GIS System


The city of Cleveland is currently undergoing the process of upgrading and enhancing our GIS systems and services. A geographic information system of GIS, is by definition a system that stores, captures, manipulates, and analyzes geographic (location-base...Read on...

Posted on: August 2, 2016

Cleveland selected for the 2016 Local Parks & Recreation Grant Funding

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Governor Bill Haslam has announced the City of Cleveland has been selected as a recipient of the 2016 Local Parks and Recreation Grant from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC).

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Posted on: July 27, 2016

Tennessee Environmental Health Association Recognizes Cleveland


The city of Cleveland is being recognized for its environmental efforts.

Mayor Tom Rowland announced that the Tennessee Environmental Health Association has chosen Cleveland to receive its 2016 Community Partnership Award. It's the first year the award...Read on...

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Posted on: July 22, 2016

Cleveland Receives Tourism Grant

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The city of Cleveland is the recipient of a $50,000 grant to assist with tourism infrastructure assets.

Cleveland is one of 29 Tennessee communities receiving tourist enhancement grants, Gov. Bill Haslam said in making the announcement. The combined 29...Read on...

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Posted on: July 20, 2016

Business Tax License Changes

Effective August 1, 2016 the Business Tax office will be moved to the City Clerk’s Office in the Cleveland Municipal Building located at 190 Church Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311. This change will increase efficiency and streamline services for our custom...Read on...

Posted on: July 19, 2016

City Seeking Pictures for Website Redesign

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The city is currently in the process of redesigning its website. We are seeking high resolution and high quality pictures that will be featured on our home page and throughout the site. Help us out by showing what an incredible place Cleveland is!

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Posted on: July 1, 2016

City Hall Offices Closed July 4

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Cleveland City Hall offices will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

The City’s College Hill Community Center and South Cleveland Community Center will be closed. The following recreation facilities will be open normal hours: M...Read on...

Posted on: June 29, 2016

New Mobile App for Cleveland

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The City of Cleveland has launched its first ever mobile application (app) called "Cleveland @ Your Service". Recognizing the rapid increase in the use of smart phones and tablets, the app will better connect residents and visitors with the serv...Read on...

Posted on: June 28, 2016

City Council Appoints Joe Fivas As City Manager

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The Cleveland City Council has unanimously approved a contract with Joe Fivas as the next city manager.

The Council also created a new position, assistant city manager/chief financial officer. It is now one of two assistant city manager positions. Ass...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2016

Cleveland Receives Firefighters Grant

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The City of Cleveland has been selected as a recipient of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant with an award amount of $157,280. FEMA is contributing $142,982 and the City's match is $14,298 for this grant. The f...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2016

Animal Shelter Board Meeting Cancelled

The City of Cleveland Animal Shelter Advisory Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 6th has been cancelled.

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Posted on: June 21, 2016

Airport Authority Approves New FBO

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The Cleveland Regional Jetport will have a new fixed base operator, effective July 1.

The Cleveland Municipal Airport Authority approved a contract on Friday with Corporate Flight Management. The fixed base operator will provide maintenance, charter se...Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2016

City Manager Interviews

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Cleveland City Council members have completed their interviews with the four finalists seeking to become Cleveland's next city manager.

Two candidates, Seth Sumner and Joe Fivas, were interviewed for the job on Monday afternoon. Sumner, who grew up in ...Read on...

Posted on: June 3, 2016

Downtown Farmers Market

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The Downtown Farmers market has a new location for 2016! Mainstreet Cleveland is pleased to announce that the 8th season of the Farmers Market will be located at the Old Woolen Mill. Market At the Mill opens on Thursday, June 9 from 3 to 6 p.m. The Woo...Read on...

Posted on: May 31, 2016

Memorial Day 2016

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Veterans, their families and many others joined local veterans organizations for the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Bradley County Courthouse Square. The Southeast Tennessee Veterans Home Council awarded the Bill Norwood Veterans Service Award to th...Read on...

Posted on: May 25, 2016

Memorial Day Ceremony

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Please join us at the Bradley County Courthouse Plaza for the Cleveland/Bradley Memorial Day ceremony. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 30. We will be honoring the lives lost in combat while never forgetting the sacrifice these heroes ...Read on...

Posted on: May 20, 2016

A Salute to Cleveland Police Officer Justin Maples

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Today we honor and celebrate the life of Cleveland Police Department Officer Justin Maples and the ultimate sacrifice he made for the City of Cleveland.

Representative Kevin Brooks was a tremendous help in filing all the necessary paperwork with the St...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2016

2016 Spring Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Successful


The spring Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day attracted
participation by 367 Cleveland and Bradley County households on Saturday. The event was held for the first time at the Bradley County Justice Center.

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Posted on: May 10, 2016

Cleveland one of 64 NEA projects recipients selected


The City of Cleveland in partnership with the Museum Center at 5ive Points is one the recommended recipients selected for the National Endowments for the Arts Our Town program.

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Posted on: April 29, 2016

Final Five City Manager Candidates Selected for Interviews

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Five names were selected Friday by a citizens advisory committee to send to the Cleveland City Council for consideration as the next Cleveland city manager.

The five are Angie Carrier, Joe Fivas, Mark Reeter, Seth Sumner and Julie Underwood. The list i...Read on...

Posted on: April 27, 2016

Cleveland celebrates its 24th Tree City U.S.A Award

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Cleveland has received its 24th Tree City U.S.A. award. The National Arbor Day Foundation recognizes Tree Cities annually. The local ceremony took place Tuesday beside the greenway at 20th and Keith streets.

Mayor Tom Rowland pointed out cities must ...Read on...

Posted on: April 25, 2016

Cleveland Leads the Nation in Job Growth

The Cleveland metropolitan area led the nation in non-farm job growth from February 2015 to February 2016. The United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics reported an increase of 4,200 jobs which is a 9.3% increase during this time period.The Cleveland m...Read on...

Posted on: April 25, 2016

Raider Area Now Open

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Former and current students, teachers, coaches and administrators of Cleveland High School joined together Sunday afternoon to officially open the new Raider Arena.

They were joined by the Cleveland Board of Education, the Cleveland City Council, other...Read on...

Posted on: April 16, 2016

It's All About The Green

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Posted on: April 11, 2016

Donations for Canine Officers Vests

Cleveland TN Police Department's three canine officers need protective vests and Mayor Tom Rowland is asking the public...

Posted by Cleveland, TN Government on Monday, April 11, 2016
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Posted on: April 11, 2016

Cleveland Fire Department Inaugural Flag Retirement Ceremony


The Cleveland Fire Department conducted its inaugural American Flag Retirement Ceremony on Saturday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2598 on North Ocoee Street.

The ceremony to respectfully retire worn and faded American flags was conducted by the Clev...Read on...

Posted on: April 5, 2016

Vice Mayor Poe Receives Award

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Congratulations Vice Mayor George Poe for being selected by Cleveland State Community College as their winner for Public Service.

Posted on: March 3, 2016

Help Codes Enforcement Reduce Littering

Please help our Cleveland Codes Enforcement TN stop illegal dumping of tires in our city! Contact Cleveland Codes Enforcement at 423-473-3201 if you see this type of activity. We appreciate your help!

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Posted on: April 5, 2016

Cleveland Recycles 2nd Annual 5K Run & Fun Walk

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The City of Cleveland is hosting its second annual Cleveland Recycles 5K Run & 1 Mile Fun Walk. The goal of this event is to raise awareness about the benefits of recycling and reduce liter in the community. The selected course takes you along the Cle...Read on...

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