The Tremont neighborhood is a rich tapestry woven from history, culture and community.

We offer resources, opportunities and support that allow you to engage with the neighborhood and thrive in the community. There are countless ways to get active, whether you are interested in volunteering, attending events or joining a block club.

Block Clubs

One great way to get active in the community is to join a block club. Block clubs are groups of residents who gather on a monthly basis to cover topics such as development projects, community programs and local initiatives.

Block Clubs are organized by the part of the neighborhood in which you reside. To learn what block club you belong to, see the map below. If you have any questions about Tremont’s Block Clubs, please contact Scott Rosenstein (scottrosenstein@tremontwest.org) or Dharma Valentin (dharmavalentin@tremontwest.org).

Block Club Meetings, Locations and Bylaws

  • Meetings: The third Monday of the month, Location TBA, 6:30pm.
  • Chair: Kate O’Neil and Jonathan Petrea
  • Contact: auburnlincolnpark@gmail.com, jpetrea@gmail.com
  • Bylaws
  • Meetings: The first Monday of the month at Roosevelt Post 58, 6:30pm.
  • Chair: Julie Goulis and Jeff Buysse
  • Contact: jgoulis@gmail.com, jtbuysse@gmail.com
  • Bylaws
  • Meetings: The first Tuesday of the month at the meeting room of Forest City Brewery, 6:30pm.
  • Chair: Milton Lorring and Rick Warren
  • Contact: mlorring@ameritech.net, rick.warren@gmail.com
  • Bylaws
  • Meetings: The first Wednesday of the month at Angelica Pozo’s studio on Holmden, 6:30pm
  • Chair: Angelica Pozo
  • Contact: earth.angelpozo@gmail.com
  • Bylaws
  • Meetings: Meets Quarterly (January, April, July and October), 6:30pm at Hoopples
  • Chair: Jenny Rodriguez
  • Contact: jrodriguez@brandes.us
  • Bylaws
  • Meetings: The first Wednesday of the month at Angelica Pozo’s studio on Holmden, 6:30pm
  • Chairs: Joshua Wright and Bev Wurm
  • Contact: jwright.cle@gmail.com and beverlywurm@yahoo.com
  • Bylaws
  • Meetings: The third Tuesday of the month at Polish Veterans Alliance Post 1, 6:30pm.
  • Chair: Chris Roy and Kyle Poney
  • Contact: christopherroy@aol.com, kyleponey@gmail.com
  • Bylaws
  • Meetings: The second Tuesday of the month at Roosevelt Post 58, 6:30pm
  • Chairs: Debbie Smith and Greg Kobe
  • Contact: ebussmith11@gmail.com, egreg_99@yahoo.com
  • Bylaws

See upcoming meetings on the events calendar

Neighborhood Groups and Committees

Another way to get engaged is to join a committee, which are activity- or issue-based groups. Discussions range from focus on safety in the Second District to beautifying the Tremont neighborhood. Check out our committees below.

Tremont West Board Committees

  • Meetings: The first Thursday of the month, 6pm at the South Branch Library, 3096 Scranton Road
  • Contact: khalidhawthorne@tremontwest.org

Please check with Khalid Hawthorn to confirm meeting time and location.

The Economic Development Committee guides Tremont West in establishing a vision, goals, and a plan for land use in the neighborhood; and oversees housing and development programs of the organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Adopt clear and consistent procedures for regular meetings to afford architects, builders, and other development professionals reasonable opportunity to include their desired items for review.
  • Provide architects, builders, property owners, and other development professionals specific details on their reporting and presentation responsibilities to Tremont block clubs, the Committee, and TWDC board.
  • Receive presentations from architects, builders, property owners, and other development professionals on proposed projects, identifying concerns, barriers, hurdles, etc., and documenting feedback from Committee members during meetings.
  • Promote and guide discussions on community business and development issues that impact Tremont residents
  • Work with Tremont West staff to identify and resolve issues that affect the integrity, security, and safety of area businesses and residential structures.
  • Adopt and make recommendations on select development and housing issues to the Tremont West Board of Directors for its approval.
  • Meetings: Meets quarterly
  • Contact: CoryRiordan@tremontwest.org

Please check with Cory Riordan to confirm meeting time and location.

The Finance Committee is responsible for assisting and overseeing the financial affairs of Tremont West by creating annual budgets with Executive Director and Treasurer; reviewing all financial statements and reports; and monitoring accounting and audit activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Works with the Executive Director and staff to assist in the preparation of the annual budget.
  • Reviews and recommend a long-range financial plan for the organization.
  • Reviews and recommend capital expenditures and unbudgeted operating expenditures that exceed management’s spending authority.
  • Reviews all types of insurance coverage for the Corporation.
  • Recommends policies that maintain and improve the financial health and integrity of the organization.
  • Receives and reviews all financial statements and reports of the Corporation
  • Presents a summary of all financial reports and matters to the Board of Directors at its regular meetings.
  • Studies and recommends to the Board and Executive Committee ways and means of financing capital and operating needs of the Corporation
  • Oversees the selection and work product of an auditor, and the presentation of the annual audit to the Board of Directors.
  • Reviews annually the Committee’s work and recommends to the Board Chair and Executive Committee any necessary or advisable changes to the Committee’s composition or function.
  • Meetings: The fourth Tuesday of the month, 6pm at Tremont West
  • Contact: CoryRiordan@tremontwest.org

Please check with Cory Riordan to confirm meeting time and location.

The Governance Committee is responsible for developing and maintaining governance documents and policies of Tremont West and for preparing and submitting a list of nominees to the Board of Directors, which will then be presented for election at the annual meeting.

Responsibilities:

  • Review the composition of the Directors.
  • Identify, cultivate, and recruit candidates who have the skills and qualities required to execute the powers and duties of TWDC.
  • Evaluate the diversity of the Directors and work to enhance overall Board diversity.
  • Orient, develop, and mentor each new Director.
  • Propose general duties and expectations for Directors
  • Maintain governance documents and distribute to the Directors.
  • Identify a slate of potential Director candidates for election at TWDC’s annual meeting and recommend new Director candidates to the Directors to fill vacancies in between annual meetings.
  • Review the governing structure of the Board to ensure it is sufficiently organized to carry out its purpose and responsibilities.
  • Review TWDC’s committee structure and by-laws and recommend changes if needed.
  • Meetings: The second Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm at Tremont West
  • Contact: cbiggers@nearwestsafety.org

Please check with Chad Biggers to confirm meeting time and location.

The Safety Committee is responsible for developing and implementing programs designed to make the Tremont neighborhood a safe place to work, live and visit.  The Committee hosts an annual Living Well in Lincoln Park event.

Responsibilities:

  • Strive for and promote a safe environment for existing and prospective residents and businesses.
  • Identify and address areas of low or no visibility of street signage/signals and for lighting .
  • Monitor court cases related to Tremont crimes and advocate for strict sentencing through writing letters, appearing in court, etc.
  • Lead physical enhancement initiatives to improve safety, including identifying and removing graffiti, creating murals, removing litter, etc.
  • Maintain a positive and productive relationship with the Police Commander of the local police district.
  • Enlist Safety Coordinator to provide a quarterly report on safety trends and recent issues.
  • Develop programs and initiatives that improve the overall safety and livability of Tremont.
  • Provide an open and transparent environment for discussing and addressing safety issues.
  • Meetings: Meets as needed
  • Contact: MichelleDavis@tremontwest.org

Please check with Michelle Davis to confirm meeting time and location.

The committee includes business owners, working artists, arts appreciators and residents. The mission of the Tremont Arts Association is to enhance innovation and culture in the Tremont community through support of artists and the arts. The mission statement of the Tremont Arts Committee is to guide the creation of the Tremont Arts Association, an independent non‐profit arts organization.  The committee was the catalyst in the smooth transition from Tremont ArtWalk to Walkabout Tremont.

  • Meetings: Meets as needed
  • Contact: MichelleDavis@tremontwest.org

Please check with Michelle Davis to confirm meeting time and location.

Find out more about Celebrate Tremont here

  • Meetings: Meets as needed
  • Contact: KhalidHawthorne@tremontwest.org

Please check with Khalid Hawthorne to confirm meeting time and location.

Explore the feasibility of creating a Special Improvement District (SID) in Tremont.  Determine the projected boundaries and solicit buy-in from property owners.  Develop a budget and operating plan for the SID once approved by legislation.

Neighborhood Committees

  • Meetings: Meets as needed
  • Chair: Ben Wurm
  • Contact: beverlywurm@yahoo.com

The Friends of Clark Field were organized in January 2002 by residents living around the park. The Friends’ efforts to revitalize Clark Field began because the fifty acre park over the years lost its playground, bleachers, tennis courts and bathrooms.

The mission statement of the Friends is to increase the safety of the park, to organize a variety of activities to entice the community back to the park, and build a relationship with the City of Cleveland Parks, Recreation and Properties Department.

The Friends of Clark Field have over 25 active members, including youth, and a regular attendance of 250 at every event held from the Movie in the Park to the Easter Egg hunt.  The park is currently closed for renovations, but the committee looks forward to having a ribbon cutting celebration in 2020 or 2021.

  • Meetings: Meets as needed
  • Chair: Grai Oleksy
  • Contact: go.tutut@gmail.com

A neighborhood community garden organized by members of the Holmden, Buhrer, Rowley and Mentor, Castle, Clark Block Clubs in the Tremont neighborhood.  The Holmden Hill Community Garden is part of the Summer Sprout program through OSU extension. They provide resources such as seeds and transplants to help people get started with their garden. We also pay for a hydrant permit for water use.  You can also check out our Facebook page.

  • Meetings: The second Tuesday of every month at Applewood Center, 7pm
  • Chair: Adam Gifford
  • Contact: agifford@dscdo.org

This community group offers an excellent opportunity to get to know the Second District Police Commander, Supervisors and Officers; to learn about the many important resources available, and a chance to become involved with activities that improve our community.  Second District meetings are held at Applewood Centers, 3518 West 25th St., (In the Gym on Daisy Avenue), the second Tuesday each month, except January.

  • Meetings: Meets as needed
  • Master Gardener: Sandy Smith
  • Contact: slsmith819@hotmail.com

The Tremont Gardeners were founded more than 10 years ago as a volunteer group hoping to beautify the Tremont neighborhood. Projects include the flower beds in Lincoln Park, the entry garden at W. 25th Street and Wade Avenue and the War Memorial near Tremont School, as well as reforestation efforts throughout the neighborhood.

  • Meetings: Meets the 3rd Saturday of the month, 10am at the Jefferson Library.
  • Chair: Eileen Sotak
  • Contact:   eileen.sotak@gmail.com

Tremont History Project’s mission is to collect, to preserve, to research, and to share the rich history of Tremont.  Their strategic plan is to continue our work of preservation by conducting oral histories, by scanning archival photos and other items, by researching various histories of the neighborhood including ethnic groups, by expanding our volunteer base, by accessing grant monies and creating fund-raising opportunities, by adding to and maintaining our website, and by opening a Tremont History Museum/Center in our very own location.

  • Meetings: Meets as needed
  • Chair: Denise Kadilak 
  • Contact: dkadilak@gmail.com

Find out more about the Tremont Trek here

  • Meetings: Meets as needed
  • Chairs: Rob Hartshorn, Jill LeMieux, Brad Hauber
  • Contact: robert.e.hartshorn@gmail.com, jilljlemieux@gmail.com, bhauber@therightword.biz 

Find out more about Walkabout Tremont here

Get involved by joining a neighborhood committee

Programs & Services

Tremont West Development Corporation partners with the City of Cleveland and other resourceful organizations to assist our residents. Below is a list of programs and services provided to eligible Tremont residents.

City of Cleveland Home Improvement and Maintenance assists certified developers in creating affordable renovated homes that may offer second mortgage assistance to qualified homebuyers.

Cuyahoga Land Bank provides a second life for property that has previously been deemed undesirable by its owners and overlooked as too challenging by assembling contiguous lots in order to make larger parcels of developable land.

Heritage Home Program provides services that help you repair, maintain and preserve the historic features of your home and increase its value, while updating interior features and installing energy efficient systems.

Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) provides eligible Ohians with assistance to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce their energy costs.

Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland works to improve household stability and affordability in neighborhoods throughout Northeast Ohio through education and assistance with low interest loans.

Repair-A-Home (RAH) assists homeowners with repairs including code-related repairs, mechanical repairs, or health and safety repairs by offering low-interest loans.

Senioir Home Maintenance Assistance work provides assistance with home repairs, chores, lawn care, weatherization and more for seniors and those living with disabilities.

Residential Tax Abatement assists with property tax abatement for owner-occupied homes.

Make it Home

Tremont is a great neighborhood to call home, filled with exciting opportunities, year-round events, and abundant amenities for all ages and backgrounds. A small village in the middle of a large city, Tremont is adjacent to downtown Cleveland and conveniently close to all major freeways, making it an accessible place to live, work and play.

The neighborhood of Tremont boasts ample housing, both for buyers and renters. Whether you are looking for a single-family home, office building or apartment, Tremont offers affordable, attractive properties in various styles and sizes.

Our welcoming, eclectic culture is interwoven into everything we do as a community.

To find more information on affordable housing resources, visit:

  • The Cleveland Housing Network
    • Address: 2999 Payne Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114
    • Phone: (216) 574-7100
    • Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30am-5pm
    • Website: chnhousingpartners.org
  • Tremont Pointe
    • Address: 2556 West 6th St., Cleveland, OH 44113
    • Phone: (216) 298-4060
    • Hours:
      • Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm
      • Sat: 10am-2pm
    • Website: tremontpointe.com
The Tremont neighborhood offers an abundant option of homes to purchase. Check out the Units for Sale and Development Projects for current listings.

From out of town? We recommend Howard Hanna and the Progressive Urban Real Estate.

Board of Zoning Appeals Community Support Guidelines

Helpful Contacts and Other Information 

The following information gives residents easy access to important contacts, as well as useful details about the neighborhood.

Safety Services & Resources

Near West Safety offers the following programs & services:

Safety Phone Numbers
Home Safety Audits
Safety Committee Meetings
Living Well in Lincoln Park
Neighbor Mediation
Court Watch
Communications

Family Resources

The Little Tremonster’s Facebook group helps keep parents, caregivers and neighbors informed about kid-trending topics in the Tremont area.

Other family resources include:

Near West Recreation
Near West Family Network
Tremont Schools
Merrick House

Waste Pick-Up & Disposal

Find out more about recycling, waste pickup and residential dumping:

Recycling
Waste Collection Pickup
Bulk Pickup
Citations & Fines
Yard Waste
Building Materials

City ContactsPhone
Bureau of Docks and Bridges216.432.6040
Dead Animal Pick-up216.664.2000
Dumpster Rental216.664.2162
Graffiti Program216.664.2510
Guard Rail Repair216.664.2510
Illegal Dumping216.664.3867
Leaf Pick-up Program216.664.2510
Motor Vehicle Maintenance216.420.8100
Parking Facilities216.664.2711
Parks Maintenance216.664.3550
Property Management216.664.8207
Public Auditorium216.348.2275
Public Presentations, Waste Collection216.664.3719
Public Works Administration216.664.2485
Recreation216.664.3987
Recycling Hotline216.664.3717
Special Events216.664.2012
Street Construction, Maintenance & Repair216.664.2510
Traffic Engineering216.664.3194
Traffic Signal Outage Reporting 7:30 am -4 pm216.664.3194
Traffic Signal Outage Reporting all other times216.664.1234
Transfer Station216.664.3162
Waste Collection & Disposal  BULK TRASH PICKUP SCHEDULE216.664.3711

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