Gates Mills

From the Mayor - December '23\ January '24
Friday, Dec. 8th

Dear Villagers,
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. We have so many things in our Village to be thankful for each and every day.

Our Police Department keeps us safe and informed. They work diligently for us 24/7, a very big and important job in our little Village. Our police officers are always looking for new ways to help.

Our Fire Department is always there when we really need them. Again, they are prepared 24/7 to save us and ourhomes. Our new Chief Majeski is happy to check your home and install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors as needed.

Our Service Department does a beautiful job all year in keeping the village looking good with roads open and maintained through our nice weather and rain and snow, too. They put up holiday displays and participate in many of the holiday and community events, maintain our cemeteries and parks, and assist residents whenever possible throughout the year.

Our Finance Administrator and Town Hall Coordinators are always ready to help you. All our Gates Mills employees are willing to help and answer your questions, just ask us.

Our Hanukkah Celebration and Menorah Lighting will take place on Thursday December 7th at 5:30 p.m. in the park across the street from Town Hall. Please join us for the ceremony and enjoy tasty treats afterwards in Burton Court.

The Christmas Eve Bonfire with Santa is provided by the Judy Bell Committee and the Gates Mills Improvement Society at the Polo Field. Santa arrives at 4 p.m. sharp and runs from 4-5:30 p.m.  For more information, click here.

The Village will be collecting used and/or broken holiday lights and extension cords in support of Lights for Lions. This program is run by the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, who will recycle the lights and donate the proceeds to the Ruaha Carnivore Project and Lion Landscapes who are partner organizations working on conservation efforts for big cats in Tanzania. Now thru January I 5th, please drop off holiday lights & cords in marked boxes at Community House or Town Hall vestibule. Together we can help protect wildlife and divert more waste from landfills.

A huge thank you to all our Village organizations and clubs. They do wonderful work to help all of us.

I thank all our residents for their continual support the past eight years during my two terms as your Mayor. I have truly enjoyed working with all of you. I hope everyone will help and support our new Mayor, Steve Siemborski.

Our Village is a treasure and I thank all our residents and volunteers who make it such a jewel.

I wish you all Happy Holidays and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2024!

Karen Schneider
Mayor, Village of Gates Mills
440-423-4405 ext. 122