6th Annual CTM Golf Outing – August 25th

Golf for a good cause!

We hope you’ll join us for the 6th annual CTM Golf Outing on August 25th. Through this outing, CTM has helped raise over $40,000 for charitable causes in Clifton. The event includes an 18 hole scramble golf tournament, dinner cookout on the Avon Fields deck overlooking the course, and great prizes. This year the majority of proceeds will be benefiting new public artwork in Clifton partnering with the Clifton Community Fund.  Golfers, have your family join us for dinner on the deck at 6 pm. We want everyone to join the fun.

This year ‘Beat the Lady Bearcat’ is back, a Mexican dinner and Rhinegeist beer on the deck and lots of great prizes. New this year will be a Kids putting contest starting after  6PM. Don’t forget we will be honoring our friend of Clifton. Please take part in this fun and worthy event!

Shotgun start at 2pm. Cost is $90 per player. Make your own group or we can pair you up. To register, you must complete the 2018 Golf Outing Registration so that we know your details and any others you may be registering as a group. This form is required even if you purchase online tickets to the golf outing.

The ONLINE STORE is now closed at 1010am, Aug 25. Please go straight to the golf course to pay / register, and please arrive early to do so.

For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, contact ContactCTM@cliftoncommunity.org.



Derby Day on the Clifton Plaza – Moved to Lydia’s on Ludlow

This event has been moved inside to Lydia’s on Ludlow (next to the Clifton Plaza) due to expected weather.

Come join us Saturday May 6th from 3-8PM for a live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby on the Clifton Plaza. Presented by Clifton Business and Professional Association, Clifton Town Meeting, and Ludlow 21. Check the poster for further details.


Cincinnati Public Schools – New School serving Clifton, CUF, and Spring Grove Village

At our May 1st Regular Board meeting at approximately 7:50PM administration and school board representatives from Cincinnati Public Schools will adress Clifton Town Meeting about a new neighborhood school including plans for use of the Historic Clifton School(3711 Clifton Ave) and adjacent Rawson Farm property as its future home. We invite all members of the community to come out and hear the information CPS has to share with us. There will be an amount of time for Q&A and opportunities to learn how to be a part of the process in shaping this change to our community.

Clifton Town Meeting has over the last almost 2 years worked on the issue of assured high quality education access for children of Clifton and keeping the Clifton Cultural Arts Center in its current building. Early on these two issues became intertwined due to the fact that Cincinnati Public Schools had suggested a new school as an option for solving the education access concern. Of course it was clear a possible location for this school could be the Historic Clifton School Building where the CCAC currently resides.

CTM worked with the several stakeholders and developed a position statement. Our board of Trustees unanimously passed supporting this statement last year. Two goals in that position were:

  1. Assured access to a high quality public school
  2. The CCAC remain in its current building.

This position was clearly and repeatedly provided to CPS.

Recently CPS announced termination of the lease with CCAC and also moved to purchase the neighboring Rawson Farmhouse property. Our understanding is both will be used for a new neighborhood school serving Clifton, CUF, and Spring Grove Village, or parts thereof.

The lease termination action was taken without knowledge or consent of Clifton Town Meeting and in contrary to our stated position of support of which CPS was well aware.

Now that this situation exists it will begin to have many impacts on our neighborhood, other Clifton education institutions, the immediate surrounding property owners, traffic on Clifton Ave, etc. CTM wants to start today to reach out to our community and begin a process of collecting input for the property use as a school. This input will help us formulate the positions we want to take as community with regard to the future development of the property as a school. Our intent will be to again reach out to CPS and advocate these positions with the purpose of helping make this a successful high quality public school.

Comments from the public at the April CTM Board Meeting on this subject are here.

VoiceScapes – A Story Telling Festival

Saturday April 22 from 7-9PM at The CCAC (3711 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, OH). Come join your friends and neighbors for an evening of storytelling. Clifton Town Meeting in partnership with Clifton Cultural Arts Center, TriHealth, and Clifton Community Fund proudly present this spoken word experience. This event is free and open to the public. Check out the event poster.

Storytellers from across the region tell stories in a variety of traditions and styles

Omope Carter Daboiku (Dayton, Ohio) is a nationally renowned storyteller and will share stories from the diverse cultures of Appalachia

Cheryl Maxine Couch (Cincinnati , Ohio) is a local actress and storyteller and will be performing a selection of original stories

Jim Flanagan (Circleville, Ohio) is a national award winning storyteller and will tell a collection of both funny and very scary stories

Kevin Cordi ( Columbus, Ohio) is an international award winning storyteller and author, specializing in world-tales, story craft, and imaginative thinking…he will also serve as the evening’s M

Clifton Market Funding Proposal Update

Members of the CTM Executive Committe met with the attorneys providing the opinion on the funding proposal for Clifton Market that was approved by the members at the December special meeting.  The details of the update are here.

The opinion letter is expected to be received in March.

Clifton Zoning Map Draft #2 Public Review 10/22/2015

There will be a review of the 2nd draft of the proposed Zoning Map for Clifton on October 22nd, 6:30PM at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Clifton. Details for this event are in the calendar. This meeting and input received will support the creation of a letter from CTM as requested by the City Planning Department as part of the Zoning Map review process.

You can view a comparison of Clifton’s Proposed Zoning Map and the Current Zoning Map here.

You can view all the community proposed and existing zoning map comparisons here.

We encourage you to review the areas that interest you and provide input or concerns at the public meeting or directly to the city through the City Planning Department feedback form (at bottom of page) .

CTM Education Committee – Special Meeting October 7th at 7PM.

Clifton town meeting is hosting a special meeting to discuss recents changes to the magnet school enrollment process which will affect all Clifton residents is some way. The meeting will take place October 7th at 7PM in the Clifton Recreation Center, 320 McAlpin Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220.You may have also received a mailing about the meeting. The contact person from CTM for the meeting is Nicholas Hollan.

Link to Clifton Community Calendar Event

Facebook Event Link



CTM Trustee Nominations for 2016

Do you have an interest in serving Clifton and its residents? Would you like to participate in helping to guide the happenings in Clifton? Do you feel there is a leadership role in Clifton you can fill?

Being a board member of Clifton Town Meeting is a good answer for these questions. Elections for CTM will be held at the regular December meeting. Nominations are due by the end of October. If you or someone you know is interested in being part of CTM, please reach out to any Trustee or email CTM directly at contactctm@cliftoncommunity.org.

Being a Trustee is rewarding and informative, please consider running in the upcoming election.



CliftonFest On Ludlow 2015


Come join your friends and neighbors at this years CliftonFest on Ludlow. Spanning three days from Friday September 25th at 6PM the festivities continue during daytime and evening hours until Sunday the 27th at 6 PM. There is a great musical line-up, chalk art, street vendors, artisans, a 5K race on Sunday, and much more. Many more details including volunteer information is available at the link above. Be sure not to miss out on the fun!

You can also keep up on the happenings at the CliftonFest Facebook page.