Clifton Town Meeting (CTM) is the recognized community council representing the Clifton neighborhood in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio. CTM sponsors and maintains this community website to provide information to residents, business owners, and visitors. Welcome!

Announcements 

  • CTM Board of Trustees meet in hybrid meeting on Monday, Feb 5, 2024

    The public is welcome to attend. Public input on CTM agenda items will be heard after Trustee discussion is complete.  Community members wishing to address the Board on an agenda item should sign up to speak at least 24 hours before start of the meeting by completing this Google form or with an email request directed to the president at contactctm@cliftoncommunity.org. Individual input on agenda items will last no more than two minutes.

    Community members may speak on non-agenda issues during the public questions and concerns period at the end of the meeting. Individuals with statements are asked to sign in before the start of the meeting. Such statements should last not more than two minutes and are invited during the public questions and concerns period. Email your request to speak (specify the topic), or to request an agenda item at the next meeting to contactctm@cliftoncommunity.org.

    Agenda

    Join in-person: Clifton Recreation Center, 320 McAlpin Avenue  
    Join Remotely: https://meet.google.com/qym-wjou-ncx

    StartTimeTopicTopic Lead
    7:001WelcomeCTM President
    7:012Roll Call/ Approve prior month’s minutesSecretary Barry Gee
      7:033Treasurer’s Report – and 2024 Budget (Motion 1)Treasurer
    7:0619End of Year Safety reportSafety Chair Noonan
    7:2515Police ReportP.O. Shawn Dent
    7:405Fire Report 
    7:455CRC ReportCollin Fitzpatrick
    7:505Clifton LibraryJeanne Strauss de Groote
    7:555Clifton Area Neighborhood School (CANS)Julia Bonfield
    8:005 NSP DiscussionNSP Coordinator
    8:055Historic Yew Tree at Fairview-Clifton SchoolJohn Wulsin
    8:105CANS Multicultural EventLauren Mychael
    8:1515Committees Roll CallPresident
    8:305Community Questions/ConcernsPresident
    8:355Adjournment – Next meeting March 4, 2024President
    Motion #SponsorDescription
    1PresidentApprove 2024 Budget
  • CTM appoints new trustee, elects officers, establishes committees and committee chairs

    Clifton Town meeting trustees appointed Mindi Rich to fill a board vacancy during its monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024. Rich fills a seat that remained open after a community member elected in November 2023 resigned before his term began. The one-year appointment will end in December 2024.

    Prior to being appointed, Rich shared the following candidate’s statement:

    My family returned to Clifton in the summer of 2022. My husband, three daughters and I are thrilled to be back in this wonderful gem of a neighborhood! I have always enjoyed keeping busy by volunteering within the community in one way or another. For several years I assisted in coordinating the Clifton Child Study Group – something I am still very active in today. I have also assisted in organizing CliftonFest in past years – creating a space to raise funds for the Clifton Area Neighborhood School and The Amazing Race. In 2017, I worked with the City of Cincinnati and DOTE to have a crosswalk installed at the intersection of Glenmary and Brookline. In 2022, I once again reached out to the community to request its support in having a 3 Way Stop installed within that very same intersection. Thanks to the support of CTM and the Transportation/Public Safety Committee and to the efforts of DOTE – the 3 Way Stop has been installed – enabling pedestrians and motorists alike to have a safer experience while traveling through this intersection. Needless to say – I am a doer. I enjoy working with others and helping create a community and neighborhood that is welcoming, inclusive and safe for all. With all this said, I would truly appreciate the opportunity to serve as a Clifton Town Meeting Trustee.

    New officers elected by CTM trustees

    The CTM board selected the following trustees to serve on the executive committee:

    • Steve Goodin, President
    • Mindi Rich, Vice President 1
    • Nick Gregg, Vice President 2
    • Gerald Checco, Treasurer
    • Barry Gee, Secretary

    Existing committees continue, new committees created, chairs selected

    After hearing community feedback about the proposed elimination of CTM’s Housing and Zoning Committee as well as its Parks Committee, trustees sustained both.

    The Housing and Zoning Committee will continue and those interested in volunteering on the committee should reach out to CTM by emailing the new committee chair, Rachel Wells, at rachel_wells@cliftoncommunity.org.

    The Parks Committee will re-evaluate its status following additional outreach to further assess interest in committee participation or, in lieu of a CTM committee, the role of a CTM liaison to the Cincinnati Parks sanctioned Burnet Woods and Mt. Storm/Dunore Park parks advisory committees. If you have an opinion or wish to volunteer to serve on a CTM Parks Committee, email committee chair Rachel Wells at rachel_wells@cliftoncommunity.org.

    The CTM Board of Trustees also created several new committees and selected chairs and co-chairs for each new and continuing committee. If you are interested in volunteering with any of the committees, please email contactctm@cliftoncommunity.org.

    CommitteeChair
    Public SafetyTim Noonan
    Arts & CultureJoyce Rich
    Caretaking & BeautificationJayme Ritter (Chair)
    Nestor Melnyk, Gerald Checco, Jan Checco (Co-Chairs)
    ChronicleJan Checco (Chair)
    Leah Kottyan, Mindi Rich (Co-Chairs)
    CommunicationFD Harper (Chair)
    EventsBarry Gee (Chair)
    Leah Kottyan, Jan Checco, Gerald Checco (Co-Chairs)
    FinanceGerald Checco (Chair)
    Tim Noonan (Co-Chair)
    GovernanceNick Gregg
    Housing & ZoningRachel Wells
    Membership & NominatingTim Noonan
    ParksRachel Wells
    TransportationJustin Ogilby
    Neighborhood Support ProgramGerald Checco
    Welcome & ConnectMindi Rich (Chair)
    Gerald Checco, FD Harper, Nestor Melnyk (Co-Chairs)
    Clifton SoccerMindi Rich
    Clifton BoundariesMary Pat Lienhart

    New liaisons were also selected:

    Organization or InitiativeLiaison
    Uptown ConsortiumSteve Goodin
    Invest in NeighborhoodsGerald Checco
    Clifton Community FundGerald Checco
    Clifton Business AssociationJan Checco and Genet Singh
    Neighborhoods of UptownRachel Wells
    Golf OutingJohn Whedon

    A liaison role to TriHealth was eliminated.

Future CTM Meetings

Check the website calendar for all future meetings of the Board and also of various CTM Committees.

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