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Saturday, August 8, 2015


Maple Heights is coming up on a primary election and general election to pick a mayor to lead its city.

Seriously, come on,  are voters actually considering a bunch of lightweights going up against a heavyweight (Mrs. Neomia Mitchell)?  Far above those lightweights, Mrs. Mitchell (a 27 year Maple Heights resident) has devoted a large majority of her life to public service, which included serving on city council (at least 2 terms).*  City Council creates laws and policy that affect resident’s financial, business, and social lives.  Mrs. Mitchell, a retired Human Resource Officer, Payroll, Benefits Officer and Accounting Specialist; as well as a Financial Planner (27 years) and Tax Consultant (32 years), understands the importance of governance.

A graduate from Philander Smith College (an HBCU in Little Rock, Arkansas), Mrs. Mitchell is strong on education; and she has fought (even her former council colleagues) for a recreation center for Maple Heights youth.  At one time she even formed a youth group.

A great many of her supporters are seniors; and if you remember, those supporters were able to get the required number of signatures to get a charter amendment placed on the ballot that would allow the voter to decide if they wanted those speed cameras in their community.  Those supporters/seniors fought Maple Heights City Hall all the way to the Ohio Supreme Court (and won) to get that charter amendment placed on the ballot.  Had those cameras stayed, we all know where most of that money would have circulated and it wasn’t for community development.** Voters overwhelmingly decided to get rid of those speed cameras. So clearly Mrs. Mitchell has the clout and has demonstrated over and over again that she can get the job done. 

Mrs. Mitchell has a plan (and we’ve seen some of it) that will bring the big T (transparency to Maple Heights government), help circulate money within the community, bring diversity to government, attract grants and small business, help seniors and young people and homeowners; and will have the backing of various influential and “get the job done” members of state and federal government. 

In the past we’ve seen ugly attempts to sully her reputation, but this lady is classy and always tries to run a clean campaign. 

We could go on and on, but while we appreciate the competition, none of those competitors can hold a candle to  Mrs. Neomia Mitchell.

*Note: Bill Brownlee served 1 term on City Council.
Donald Grossmyer - police officer

**Various members of council are gearing up again to cram traffic cams down the throats of Maple Heights residents.


Anonymous said...

Mrs. Mitchell’s Background:
Council Woman for 4 years
Resident of Maple Heights 27 years
Graduate of Motion High School and Philander Smith College, BS Major in Business Administration and Minor in Education
Active in Maple Heights community activities since 1990
Retired from Cuyahoga County as a Human Resource Officer, Payroll, Benefits Officer and Accounting Specialist
Member of Maple Heights Charter Committee (1996)
Financial Planner for twenty seven years
Notary Public for 38 years
Tax Consultant for 32 years
Active member of the Holy Trinity Baptist Church

Anonymous said...



Philander Smith College began as the first institution west of the Mississippi River to educate recently freed African-American men and women. True to its heritage, Philander Smith continues its commitment to educating black students, who make up about 90% of enrollment. In 2007, the school launched its social justice initiative that emphasized its new mission to graduate "accomplished students, grounded as advocates for social justice." The campaign also included changing the school's address to pay homage to civil rights activist Daisy L. Gatson Bates.

the address of Philander Smith

900 W. Daisy Bates Drive
Little Rock, AR 72202-3799

Many of us know the significance of Little Rock, AR

Anonymous said...

Many US Leaders are Graduates of Historically Black Colleges (Feb 2008)


Famous HBCU Graduates and Why You Can Be Next (Dec 2013)

Anonymous said...

Oh hell no! Did Ms. Annette Blackwell just go and play the "Angry Black Woman" card? You know Maple ain't having non of that (nor does it need any of that). https://youtu.be/pXXcheHjHfE

Yep, Ms. Mitchell, it looks like you're the only class act in town.

Anonymous said...

Never saw anything like it. Annette self-destructed on stage. Wow!