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Monument Commission


The Cuyahoga County Monument Commission was established by the passage of County Ordinance No. 02013-0022 and has been incorporated into the County Code at Section 206.10.  This body is formed to encourage and promote a diverse and representative cultural environment for and on behalf of the citizens of Cuyahoga County and visitors to this region through appropriate memorialization of significant persons, communities, and historic events.  The Monument Commission will ensure that new monuments are erected on Cuyahoga County property and the restoration and renovation of existing monuments is performed in accordance with uniform procedures.  The Monument Commission will establish appropriate guidelines for considering proposals, designs, locations and other aspects of maintenance of all monuments on County property. 


Pursuant to provisions in County Code Section 206.10, the Cuyahoga County Monument Commission shall be composed of seven members.  The membership of the Commission shall be: 

  1. One representative from the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission;
  2. One representative from the Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works;
  3. A member of the Cuyahoga County Council, selected by the Council President; and
  4. Four (4) individuals who have demonstrated a significant interest in studying the arts or local history.

All members of the Monument Commission shall serve three (3) year terms and shall serve without compensation.  All members shall be electors of Cuyahoga County and shall have an interest or background in history or local affairs.