Annual Neighborhood Summit Celebration

The 2016 Neighborhood Summit Celebration is Wednesday, October 26, 2016.  The location will be determined later this year.


Wednesday, October 28, 2015 was the last Annual Neighborhood Summit!

Come one, come all

Final Summit Flyer

Download the flier here

BPDC staff and community leaders presented, a light dinner and desserts were available, and Councilman Brian Kazy will give his yearly address.  During the open house, guests can visit over 10 community group outreach tables, mingle with neighbors, and enjoy entertainment on the stage.  

  • The 2015 event was at Fogarty Hall, 14040 Puritas Avenue, beneath the sanctuary at Blessed Trinity Church.  There is a chair lift at the southwest corner of the building.
  • Tickets for a 50/50 raffle and other prizes were sold to benefit BPDC’s work with senior citizens and youth.  One of the prizes is a children’s bike that comes with free lessons at Ohio City Bike Coop!
  • Those wishing to volunteer should contact Rachel at 216-671-2710 ext. 216.

Summit interaction - web

The event serves as both a community open house and a “state of the neighborhood” event.  It is not to be missed if you want to be “in the know” or meet the folks who make things happen and care enough to participate in what has become a neighborhood homecoming of sorts.  Be the change you want to see in the world and get engaged in something new at this free event.

Everyone is welcome and the venue has an accessible entrance.

Bring your positive energy, bring a neighbor,  bring a dessert for the social…

GATHER info on grants,

CONTRIBUTE positive ideas,

 JOIN a team,

WIN prizes!

 Every year a Community Builders Award is given out to an individual or organization that improves the quality of life in the neighborhood; the Ann Irizarry Business Award is given to a business person’s outstanding commitment and service to the Bellaire-Puritas community at the Neighborhood Summit.

Community Builders Past Awardees:

Gunning Recreation Center

Gunning’s Golden Age Center

W. 130th Tri-League

Bountiful Basement

West Park Airport Committee

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Cleveland Public Theatre STEP

West Park Community Meal

Sanitation Workers in the Ward

Division of Air Quality, Ford and UAW

Bellaire-Puritas Meals on Wheels

Ann Irizarry Business Past Awardees:

Gary Sellers, PPG Industries

Robert Wilhelm, Puritas Hardware

Chuck Jackson, Chuck’s Auto

Bill Oatey, Oatey

Ann Irizarry, US Bank

Paul Vasko, Vinny’s Beverage

Anyone interested in planning this year’s festivities or volunteering on the day of should contact Rachel Napolitano at 216-671-2710 ext. 216 to join the planning committee or volunteer with the event.