Welcome & Connect Initiative Kicks off March 15

Event series aims to help new international residents connect to local offerings

Clifton Town Meeting, Cincinnati Compass and the Clifton Branch Library have teamed up to create Clifton Welcome & Connect, a series of seven events aimed at helping new international residents in Clifton to understand the services and resources available in Clifton and beyond and how to use them.

Scan the QR code to request a translator at Clifton Welcome & Connect events.

Each session covers a different topic, including transportation, education and childcare, healthcare, housing and immigration topics. Each event is held at a different Clifton location and experts will be on hand to answer any questions.

Fore more information, click here. To request a translator, scan the QR code.

While the series is geared toward international residents who have recently moved to Clifton, all are welcome and encouraged to attend to learn and make our new neighbors feel welcome!

March 15
4-6 p.m.
WelcomeClifton Recreation Center
320 McAlpin Ave
March 29
4-6 p.m.
TransportationClifton Branch Library
3400 Brookline Ave
April 12
4-6 p.m.
Education & ChildcareClifton Area Neighborhood School (CANS)
3711 Clifton Ave
April 26
4-6 p.m.
HealthcareClifton Mosque
3668 Clifton Ave
May 10
4-6 p.m.
HousingImmanuel Presbyterian Church
3445 Clifton Ave
May 24
4-6 p.m.
Immigration TopicsEvery Nation, Cincinnati Church
3722 Clifton Ave
May 29
Parade at 11 a.m.
Picnic at noon
Memorial Day Picnic
Mount Storm Park
700 Lafayette Ave

CTM Board of Trustees will meet in a hybrid meeting on Monday, March 6, 2023 at 7 p.m.

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.


Join in-person: Clifton Recreation Center, 320 McAlpin Avenue

Join remotely: Via Google Meets

Start TimeTopicTopic Lead
7 p.m.WelcomePres. Checco
7:01Roll call & approval of minutesSec. Gee
7:03Treasurer ReportTreas. Noonan
7:05Police ReportOfficer Dent
7:20Clifton Recreation Center ReportCoordinator Fitzpatrick
7:25Clifton Library ReportManager Strauss-De Groote
7:35Outdoor Food Pantry – Clifton Area Neighborhood School Community Learning CenterJulia Bonfield
7:45Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) PlanLiz Peak
8:05CTM Committee Roll CallCTM Trustees
8:15Liaison Roll CallCTM Trustees
8:25Community Questions/ConcernsPres. Checco
8:35AdjournmentPres. Checco

Chronicle highlights arts and culture in Clifton

The cover of the Spring 2023 Clifton Chronicle includes photography by Helen Adams, Chez Chesak, Paolo, Victor Morales, Gerald Checco, Jan Checco, Amanda Checco, Steve Schuckman, Stephen Mergner, Albert Cesare, Pam Resai, Abby Schwartz, Jason Franz, Adam Mysock, Mark Jeffreys, Siona Benjamin, Collin Fitzpatrick, Brad Shepherd, Beth McCarty, JeeEun Lee, Emalene Benson, Brenda Tarbell, Paige Wideman, and Nick Sorrell. The images highlight the arts and culture offerings in Clifton.

The Spring 2023 edition of the Clifton Chronicle, the quarterly newsletter of Clifton Town Meeting, is dedicated to the arts and culture in a neighborhood that’s long been anchored by the Skirball Museum, the Esquire Theatre, and the Ludlow Garage. More recent additions include Off Ludlow Gallery, Vada Gallery, Manifest, Improve Cincinnati and the Clifton Cultural Arts Center. Of course, neighborhood businesses and public spaces, including Clifton Plaza, the Burnet Woods bandstand and Mt. Storm, are also the site of regular music, art and theater events.

Find articles on all of these offerings, plus features about the architecture in local parks, a past mayor of Clifton, two Clifton artists from the late 19th century, and a variety of updates from community institutions.

Click here to download the spring 2023 edition of the Clifton Chronicle.

CTM appoints two new trustees

Clifton Town Meeting trustees appointed Nick Gregg and Logan Sand to fill two vacancies on the CTM Board of Trustees during its monthly meeting on Feb. 6, 2023. The vacancies were created when Brendon Cull and Naghma Malik resigned in December 2022. The appointed terms will end in December 2023.

Read on to learn more about your new CTM trustees. Learn about previously elected trustees in this post.

Nick Gregg

Being involved in the Clifton community is something that is very important to me. Serving as a CTM trustee will allow me to do that, and I look forward to helping Clifton continue to evolve and flourish. As a transplant to Clifton, I can offer a unique perspective on issues presented to CTM. Several years ago, I moved to Clifton to live with my now wife. Last year when we were expecting our first child we bought a house down the street from the Clifton business district. We love being able to walk up there and enjoy the restaurants and businesses Clifton has to offer, and I look forward to walking my son to and from CANS when he gets older. Additionally, as an attorney and partner at a local law firm I have a skill set that can be useful to CTM. My experience as an attorney has often put me in situations where I have to advocate for clients and positions in front of courts and juries of my clients’ peers. As a CTM trustee I look forward to advocating for the people of Clifton as vigorously as I do with my clients.

Logan Sand

I consider myself a nontraditional member: a married, 32-year-old, working remotely professional, and a homeowner in the Gaslight. Let’s acknowledge the following: this community is among the most diverse population, demographically and socioeconomically, in all 52 neighborhoods within Cincinnati. The Clifton Town Meeting trustees should reflect this in a new era to drive awareness, leveraging technology, and city partnerships. As you reflect on the history of CTM, as well as look to the future, what do you see? As we consider a broad group of generations and the legacy of this council, I believe that my skill set in strategic partnerships, my extraversion, and my young professional perspective could ignite new beginnings and a stronger bond in this fashion.

Call to Clifton residents: Vote on NSP grant proposals

Through the Neighborhood Support Program , community councils across Cincinnati can request up to $9,872 in grant funding for projects that meet certain guidelines.

All Clifton residents, regardless of CTM membership status, are able to vote on proposed ideas. Cast your vote via this Google form by 8 p.m. on Feb. 6, 2023.

Clifton Town Meeting has collected a variety of ideas from the community:

Submitted ByProjectCost
CTM/CRCPurchase Equipment for Hybrid Meetings$500
CTMMemorial Day Picnic Support$1,600
CCACCarpool Cinema – Revamp$1,200
ManifestSculpture Exhibition Outside$1,800
CRCProgramming – 4 events$1,600
CTMChronicle Support – One Publication$1,800
CBADoor for community storage safety$1,372
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