City of Solon Honors

Solon named 2013 Best Place to Raise Kids in Ohio by Businessweek teamed up with Bloomberg Rankings to evaluate more than 3,200 places nationwide with populations between 5,000 and 50,000. Public school performance and safety were weighed most heavily. Follow the link above for the complete article or view the PDFs.
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Solon selected by Cleveland Magazine as Cleveland's No. 2 Suburb: Solon offers a wealth of city services to a diverse population (it has the most racial and ethnic diversity among our top 10 suburbs). The city's housing values have stayed resilient through the economic downturn. But it's the strong schools, which take the No. 1 spot in our education rankings again this year, that really bring the community together. "Everybody has a great working relationship," says Mayor Susan Drucker. "Whether it's arts, sports or education, we work together to maintain that. The success of the city and our schools go hand in hand."
Solon Fireman Honored
Paramedic/firefighter Tom Green received the Solon Rotary Club Firefighter of the year award for 2011.   
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Tom Green and family with award and city representatives
Tom Green and family with award
Green and city representatives
Joe Koelliker
Joe Koelliker is this year’s recipient of the Ohio Water Environment Lab Analyst Award. This award is presented to honor an individual with direct responsibility in an industrial, commercial or municipal laboratory that performs wastewater related analysis. This award recognizes a laboratory analyst who has demonstrated excellence in their daily laboratory work. Read on for more information on Joe.

Clint Krendick
Maintenance Manager at the Water Reclamation Department, completed a 1-year program through the Public Management Academy of Cleveland State University.

Solon #3 Best Small Town in America
A team of 7 MONEY reporters spent months combing through reams of data provided by OnBoard Informatics and other sources and fanning out across the country to identify small towns (those with populations of less than 50,000) that stand out in the qualities American families care about most.

The goal: Find the best combination of job opportunities, fiscal strength, top-notch schools, safe streets, good healthcare, cultural and outdoor activities, even nice weather. The result: MONEY's 100 Best Places to Live.

(Demographic information provided by Onboard Informatics.)

Solon, #3 Best Small Town in America

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Providence House Honors Solon
At Council meeting on Monday, July 18, 2011, Providence House of Cleveland honored the City of Solon by awarding us with their “Community Promise Award.” Over the past 30 years the residents and business community of Solon have generously contributed $223,143 to the Providence House. These contributions have allowed Providence House to provide care for 164 babies and children.

Thank you to Providence House for recognizing the City of Solon with this award; and thank you to the citizens and businesses of Solon for continuing to make the City of Solon a wonderful place to live and work. Learn more about the Providence House.

Water Reclamation Employees Receives Awards
Water Reclamation is proud to announce that Paul Solanics received the 2011 Water Environment Federation William D. Hatfield Award for Outstanding Performance and Professionalism in the Operation of a Wastewater Treatment Facility. Clint Krendrick received the 2011 Ohio Water Environment Association Professional Wastewater Operations Award in recognition of Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Wastewater Treatment Operations.

Solon Human Resources Director Honored
Congratulations to City of Solon HR Director Tom Cornhoff for being one of 3 finalists for Human Resources Executive of the Year for Non-Profit Organizations in the 2011 Crain’s Cleveland Business Archer Awards for achievements in human resources. Candidates were nominated by their peers, and finalists were selected by a panel of judges.