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The mission of the Cuyahoga Valley Initiative is to transform the
Valley, making it an economic force, environmental treasure, and a
unifying element for the region.
The Cuyahoga Valley Initiative provides a framework to understand and
plan for a healthy Cuyahoga River Valley. Our goal is to align all
Valley groups --cities, businesses, organizations, citizens—toward the
vision of creating total community health in the Valley. The Cuyahoga County Planning Commission (CPC) directs the Cuyahoga Valley Initative.
The CPC membership consists of three county representatives
and representatives of the county's eight planning regions
. Regional representatives are mayors of one of the communities in each region and are appointed by the county executive, except for the City of Cleveland representative, who is appointed by the mayor.
CPC employs a staff of 20 professionals with backgrounds in city and regional planning, historic preservation, demographics, business administration, law, civil engineering, landscape architecture, education, web-site and social media development, biology, watershed planning, business, geographic information systems mapping and data management.
At the CPC, the following staff members are involved in the Cuyahoga Valley Initiative: Paul Alsenas, Director, Christopher Alvarado, Associate Senior Planner, Alison Ball, Special Projects Coordinator, Carol Thaler, AICP, Program Officer
What is the history
of the Cuyahoga Valley Initiative?
What do we do
in the Valley?
What is the CVI vision
for revitalizing the Valley?