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March 2021

Next Club Meeting: Tuesday, March 30th, 7 PM Via Zoom

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Featured Speakers:

DR. MICHAEL SHOAF, Superintendent, Rocky River City School District  

Dr. Shoaf will provide an overview of the operating levy that will be on the May 4th ballot, provide a general update on schools, and answer questions. 

More information about the school levy and how to vote on May 4th is below.

FAYTH SIMS, Organizer, Rocky River Black Lives Matter
STACEY REID, Representing the Club in the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio’s workshop

Both Ms. Sims and Ms. Reid will share information and perspectives on the topics of diversity, equity and inclusion in our community.

HEATHER MACALLA, Representing the League of Women Voters and Common Cause

As the majority party, Republicans will draw Ohio’s Congressional districts this year.  It will determine voting outcomes in our state for the next ten years.  Rocky River is divided across two Congressional districts; and both look like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.
Ms. Macalla will provide an overview of redistricting and how we can help shape Rocky River’s Congressional district that will go into effect for next year’s Midterm elections.

To RSVP for the March 30th Club meeting, please CLICK HEREYou’ll receive the actual Zoom link on the 30th.



The operating levy for the Rocky River School District will appear on your May 4th ballot as follows:

Proposed Tax Levy
Rocky River City School District
A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.

An additional tax for the benefit of the Rocky River City School District for the purpose of current expenses and for general permanent improvements at a rate not exceeding 4.9 mills (apportioned 4.65 mills to current expenses and 0.25 mill to general permanent improvements) for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to 49 cents for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for a continuing period of time, commencing in 2021, first due in calendar year 2022.
Register to Vote:
April 5: Deadline to register to vote. 
  • Register online with the Board of Elections, CLICK HERE or call them at (216) 443-8683
  • Register at the Rocky River Public Library, 1600 Hampton

Vote by Mail:
You must proactively request a vote by mail ballot 

  • Online: Request a vote by mail application from the Board of Elections. CLICK HERE
  • Phone: Call the Board of Elections at (216) 443-8683.


Early In-Person Voting:
April 6: Early in-person voting begins at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections (BOE)

  • Even though this is a local, Rocky River school levy issue, you can cast your vote at the Board of Elections located at 2925 Euclid Ave, Cleveland
  • For the complete early in-person voting schedule at the BOE, scroll to the bottom of this message.
In-person voting on May 4 in Rocky River:
We’ll provide the list of voting locations in Rocky River closer to the May 4th date.