The Cleveland Heritage Medal is 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.


Thursday, November 16, 2023, 6:00 p.m.

Cleveland City Hall Rotunda
601 Lakeside Avenue E
Cleveland, OH 44114

For more information, please contact:
Jamie Ellerbrock

2023 Recipients

José Feliciano, Sr.

George Forbes

Ted Ginn, Sr.

Stephen Hoffman

Sister Judith Ann Karam

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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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Cleveland Heritage Medal 2023 Co-Chairs

Robyn Minter Smyers
Thompson Hine, LLP

Airica Steed, Ed.D, RN, MBA, FACHE
President and CEO
The MetroHealth System

Tribute Book

View the Cleveland Heritage Medal 2022 Tribute Book here.



We’re extremely grateful for the generosity of this year’s distinguished Cleveland Heritage Medal event sponsors.

Harley & Rochelle Gross and Gary and Cari Gross

Albert & Audrey Ratner

Charles A. Ratner

James & Susan Ratner and Charles & Ilana Ratner

Dan & Ellen Zelman