Bestowed upon individuals whose significant contributions through leadership, collaboration and service have left an indelible mark on all spheres of the Cleveland community.

But for these extraordinary men and women, the magnificent story and history of Cleveland would not be what it is today.

2020 Cleveland Heritage Medal Nominations

Selection Criteria

The public nomination process will be open from February 16 through March 22, 2020.

All entries must be completed in full and submitted electronically. Submissions on paper are not accepted.

Questions? Please contact Kate Brown at 216-778-7509 or

The 2019 Honorees

thomas w adler

Thomas W. Adler

Art J Falco

Art J. Falco

Robert P. Madison

Robert P. Madison, AIA 

barbara s robinson

Barbara S. Robinson

About The Cleveland Heritage Medal

What do the symbols mean? How was it chosen? What’s it made of? Learn the true story of how the medal was created by a graphic design student at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

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