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Aug 18

Grandview Heights promotes diversity, inclusion and respect

Posted on August 18, 2017 at 3:15 PM by Laura Oldham

The Grandview Heights community embraces diversity and inclusion and promotes tolerance and respect for all citizens. Like you, we were shocked and saddened by the violence and hate that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend. We condemn hateful acts of violence by domestic terrorists; hate speech and intolerance are counter to the kindness and diversity we value in our community.

Bigotry and intolerance have no place in Grandview Heights. Our government and our citizens will continue to work together to promote education, diversity, respect, open-mindedness and acceptance. As a small community, we look out for our neighbors no matter the color of skin, age, gender, sexual identity, religion, physical or mental abilities. The City of Grandview Heights is committed to supporting a diverse community, and we welcome residents and visitors from all walks of life.

Thanks to each of you for spreading love and kindness throughout our community.
Grandview Heights Promotes Diversity, Inclusion and Respect

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Aug 17

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Posted on August 17, 2017 at 1:51 PM by Laura Oldham

The national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" safety campaign goes into effect on August 18, 2017 through September 3, 2017. One of the deadliest, yet preventable of crimes (drunk driving), has become a serious safety epidemic in our country. In 2015, 10,265 people were killed and approximately 290,000 were injured as a result of drunk driving. Please designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation to get home safely.

Learn more about the campaign and the deadly impact of drunk driving here

Drive Sober Campaign

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Aug 08

Appointment of Michael Patterson to Director of Parks and Recreation

Posted on August 8, 2017 at 11:38 AM by Laura Oldham

Mike Patterson Grandview HeightsMayor Ray E. DeGraw is excited to announced the appointment of Michael Patterson to the position of Director of the Parks and Recreation Department for the City of Grandview Heights beginning September 1, 2017. He will be replacing Sean Robey, who is retiring August 31 of this year.

Mike was first employed in the Parks and Recreation Department in September 2005. In 2006, Mike was hired as a Recreational Programmer. His current working title is Recreational Supervisor. His primary responsibility has been programming and coordinating sports and recreation activities for youth and adults. As with everyone else in the department he's not afraid to jump in and help when needed on anything from dragging baseball diamonds to cutting trees. Mike was also a key member of the project management team that guided the construction of the pool.

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