Following a rigorous nomination and selection process that culminates in summer of each year, several individuals are chosen by the Cleveland Heritage Medal Committee to be so honored. These men and women are true representatives of leadership in Cleveland and the region, their impact far exceeding that which would be expected of them in their positions of influence.

But for them, the magnificent story and history of Cleveland would not be what it is today

Nomination Critieria:

  • All entries must be completed in full and submitted electronically. Submissions on paper are not accepted.
  • Nominations made anonymously will not be accepted.
  • Only living individuals can be nominated.
  • Honorees are chosen during their lifetime and will have been active members of the community for a minimum of 10 years.
  • Honorees will not be current elected officials.
  • Only one nomination per form will be accepted.
  • The nominations of couples, families or organizations will not be accepted.

All nominations must be received by Friday, March 25, 2022. We will plan to have an in-person presentation dinner on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at the Cleveland City Hall Grand Hall Rotunda.

Please contact Barbara Kakiris at or 440-592-1397 if you have questions about the form or nomination process

Nominated By

A member of the Cleveland Heritage Medal Committee may contact you for more information about the person you are nominating.

Candidate Information

Nominator Narrative

Please provide a brief narrative that reflects how the nominee during his/her career or volunteer tenure has demonstrated the Heritage Medal criteria and core values highlighted above. This may include examples of exceptional leadership skills and impactful achievements; corporate social responsibility initiatives; community service and nonprofit involvement; awards and recognitions; and philanthropy. If possible, please identify one or two transformative or legacy achievements that may distinguish this individual from other nominees.

You may attach no more than three supporting documents (doc, docx, pdf or jpg) to accompany the nominator narrative.

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