Mike Summers in the News

There are lots of reasons to vote for Mike for Mayor of Lakewood in 2015, but don’t take our word for it. Read what others have to say.

US Rep. Marcy Kaptur strongly endorses re-election of Lakewood Mayor Mike Summers

U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur has announced her strong support for Lakewood Mayor Mike Summers in his bid for reelection. Rep. Kaptur’s congressional district, Ohio’s 9th, includes all of Lakewood. Click here for more.

Lakewood has its challenges… Fortunately, the city has a calm, rational leader running the show in Mayor Michael P. Summers, 61. Summers deserves to be re-elected to another four-year term on the Nov. 3 ballot. Early voting has begun. The difference between Summers and his challenger, state Sen. Michael J. Skindell, 53, couldn’t be more apparent.

Lakewood Mayor Michael Summers picks up Cuyahoga County Democratic Party endorsement

Incumbent Lakewood Mayor Michael Summers has received the endorsement of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party in his bid to remain in office. The Lakewood Executive Committee of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party voted 17-8 to endorse Summers at an Aug. 8 meeting. To read more, check out Cleveland.com.

Mayor Summers Gains Two Key Endorsements

Both the Lakewood Democratic Club and Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council have voted to support the re-election of Mayor Michael Summers. Both endorsements highlight Summers’ commitment to the ideals of service, growth, and safety in Lakewood. Read here for more.

Why I Trust Mike Summers To Lead Lakewood For Another Four Years

I don’t always directly weigh in on elections affecting our community, but in this year’s mayor’s race, the choice is clear: Mayor Mike Summers is the best choice to lead Lakewood for another term, and I strongly support him for reelection. As a councilperson who works daily with Mayor Summers, I wanted to share why I trust him to lead our community for another four years. Read the full story on the Lakewood Observer


Continuing A Relentless Focus On Growth, Safety And Service: Summers Seeks Re-Election As Mayor

During the past five years, Lakewood has become a desired destination for Millennials and empty-nesters alike — and everyone in between. Property owners have spent $10 million in each of the past two years fixing up their homes and buildings. There’s been more than $100 million in commercial development investments since 2011 — that doesn’t even include the schools construction. Read the full story over at the Lakewood Observer.

Why I Believe In Mayor Mike Summers

Solstice Steps to provide lake access with a view

Lakewood Park is a great place to spend your summer days. A major renovation project underway plans to ensure everyone can enjoy an amazing view of the lake. To watch the entire story, click here.

Lakewood Hospital closure plan deserves rational debate, not pandering

Let’s hope that reason, not emotion, dictates the outcome, and that Lakewood City Council makes its decision on whether to close Lakewood Hospital with the best interests of all Lakewood citizens in mind. Read the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s full editorial here.

Lakewood Named ‘Great Place To Call Home’ By Business View Magazine

The city of Lakewood can add another feather to its cap. Business View Magazine recently named Lakewood “A Great Place to Call Home.” The publication noted that Lakewood is “recognized regionally for its tree-lined streets, excellent school system and outstanding municipal services,” in addition to being home to more than 1,000 businesses of myriad types and sizes. Read the full the story here.

Distraction And Distortion Of Facts Detract From Good Health

In the ongoing community conversation about the future of healthcare, several issues (and ugly accusations) have emerged that distort the facts and distract from the most important decisions facing our citizens and their elected officials. Read more.

Michael Skindell’s vitriol ill serves Lakewood residents

Skindell’s vitriolic, disrespectful, personal attack on Mayor Summers, as quoted in the June 9 Lakewood Observer, and the redacted version published in the June 11 Sun Post-Herald, ill serves the citizens of Lakewood who have benefited from the businesslike manner in which the city has been lead during Mayor Summers’ tenure. For the full editorial, click here.

Construction to start on townhouses at former McKinley school in Lakewood

Developers will begin building as many as 40 townhouses this month at the former McKinley Elementary School on West Clifton Boulevard, near Detroit Avenue. The $12 million-$14 million McKinley Place project will bring about $40,000 annually in property taxes to the school district, officials said during a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday. Read more here.

Mayor announces new Lakewood initiatives during State of the City address

Mayor Mike Summers provided an interesting vision of Lakewood’s future during his fifth-annual State of the City address Wednesday evening. He also commended the city for its willingness to meet challenges head-on during the past year. Full story at Cleveland.com.

Mayor Summers Outlines City’s Strategic Objectives

At his recent State of the City address, Mayor Michael Summers highlighted some of the city’s success, challenges and some goals for the future.

Following the same framework, Summers has outlined the city’s Strategic Objectives for 2015 — a blueprint of the work taking place inside and outside of Lakewood City Hall this year.More

Mayor Summers, LakewoodAlive Celebrate Investment In Vacant Property

In 2012, the city of Lakewood bought two boarding houses that had become troubled properties in the community. full story at Lakewood Observer.

Construction starts on Lakewood Park’s Solstice Steps, with Labor Day completion target

Construction is beginning on a $2 million project to enhance lake access at Lakewood Park, with a lower and upper promenade called the Solstice Steps. full story on Cleveland.com

Lakewood Hospital Association, Lakewood Hospital Foundation, and Cleveland Clinic Announce Partnership to Transform Healthcare in Lakewood

$120 Million Investment To Be Made In Lakewood; New Health & Wellness Campus to Include Family Health Center with Emergency Department More

Lakewood Named One of Ohio’s Best Hometowns by Ohio Magazine

Ohio Magazine has selected Lakewood as one of the Best Hometowns in Ohio. Lakewood will be one of five communities recognized in the November 2014 issue of the magazine. More

Moody’s Reaffirms Lakewood’s Strong Bond Rating

In an affirmation of the city workforce’s effort to reduce costs and improve efficiency, Lakewood has maintained its Aa2 bond rating, the third highest mark given by Moody’s.

“Navigating through these troubling financial times requires the cooperation of the city’s entire workforce to identify waste, lower costs and improve service,” said Mayor Michael Summers. More

Scene Magazine Names Lakewood Best Suburb

Lakewood charms the denizens of Northeast Ohio with its tight-knit neighborly qualities year after year, feeling small enough to be a neighborhood but sporting the wide array of services and variety that a full-blown suburb offers. More

Mayor Summer’s Commitment To Improving Housing For All

The Division of Community Development has been purchasing and renovating problem properties for the last couple of years, working to ensure that Lakewood stays a beautiful, vibrant and safe city. With the downturn of the economy, the DCD’s job is even more vital, helping residents who need help secure loans to fix their properties and, through the land bank program, even buying troubled properties and giving them a new life and a new owner. 1598 Wyandotte was one of the first homes to sell under this new program. More

Lakewood Named in Top 10 ‘Best Small Cities to Retire to in America’

The city of Lakewood has made it into another Top-10 list that’s now making the rounds on the Internet.

The real estate blog Movoto listed Lakewood at No. 3 for the “Best Small Cities to Retire to in America,” just behind Florissant, MO, and West Des Moines, IA.More