Mayor Gorden

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Jul 19

Beachwood Police Department Senior Police Academy Welcomes 2017 Class

Posted on July 19, 2017 at 2:17 PM by Mayor Merle S. Gorden

Our vibrant and dedicated senior community is relentless in their pursuit of personal enrichment, learning and growth. This afternoon, I was invigorated watching more than twenty older adults begin their training in the 2017 Senior Police Academy with Beachwood Police Department.

This year’s class has committed to partake in a two-month program that focuses on crime prevention, CPR, self-defense, personal safety and more. Many of the participants are graduates of the program, but continue to come back annually as a refresher and to learn the latest in safety.


Beachwood Police Chief Gary Haba kicked off this year’s training with an opening presentation.  Since the Senior Police Academy started in 1996, Beachwood Police Department has worked diligently to ensure the program is educational, resourceful and enjoyable. This year, the program will have some new topics and 15 presenters.  

In addition to working with our seniors, the Beachwood Police Department is preparing to welcome dozens of incoming kindergartners to Safety Town next week.  The 9-day program teaches young ones about personal and pedestrian safety practices.  Safety Town will be held at Fairmount Elementary July 25th through August 4th.  For more details or to register, visit




Jun 13

Beachwood Summer Concert Series Kicks Off Tonight with the Cleveland T.O.P.S. Swing Band

Posted on June 13, 2017 at 1:36 PM by Mayor Merle S. Gorden

Beachwood Summer ConcertsThe Beachwood Summer Concert Series is back! The popular Cleveland T.O.P.S. Swing Band will perform tonight, Tuesday, June 13 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. outside at the Beachwood Family Aquatic Center.  This concert is free and open to the public, as are all of our summer concerts. We’re anticipating a beautiful evening, but in the event of inclement weather, the band will perform inside the Beachwood Community Center.

The Beachwood Summer Concert Series will hold performances every Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30 to 8 p.m., through June and July. Tuesday concerts are held outside at the Beachwood Family Aquatic Center and feature a variety of swing, rock and pop music. Guests can take advantage of our concession stand which offers many dinner options as well as popcorn and ice cream. Thursday concerts are held inside the Beachwood Community Center and feature classical genres.

The Beachwood Summer Concert Series offers something to please every age and musical preference.  Nothing beats live music on a nice summer evening.  Come out and join neighbors and friends for this fun, free entertainment.
May 24

Memorial Day Weekend: Field of Flags, Mulch and Beachwood Family Aquatic Center

Posted on May 24, 2017 at 12:14 PM by Mayor Merle S. Gorden

Flag_17The warm weather has arrived, flowers have bloomed, school is almost out and the Beachwood Family Aquatic Center is preparing to open. As we approach Memorial Day weekend, here a few things to note:

Flag on Display
You may notice as you drive down Richmond Road that a gigantic, 1800 square foot American flag is on display on the lawn in front of City Hall. This flag is part of our annual tribute to honor the soldiers who have lost their lives in service to our country. Please feel free to stop and park at City Hall to get a closer view and pay honor to those who have paid the ultimate price to preserve our freedom.

Mulch Available for Resident
As you continue your spring clean-up and prepare for guests over the holiday weekend, please remember the City offers mulch for residents for $2 per bag. Our Service Department produces this organic mulch from double shredding brush that has been collected throughout the community. The mulch is made in Beachwood’s own composting facility. Mulch can be purchased at the Service Department, 23355 Mercantile Road. Stop by Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Please bring proof of residency.

Family Aquatic Center Opens
I hope many of you join us for opening day at Beachwood Family Aquatic Center on Saturday, May 27. The facility will be open for the holiday weekend on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The full season runs daily from June 3 through August 15 and on weekends through September 4. Residents, if you haven’t purchased your memberships you can now do so in the Community Services Office at City Hall or at the Aquatic Center when open this weekend.   Don't forget your proof of residency.

I hope everyone has a safe, fun and relaxing Holiday weekend.