Cleveland’s Mayor Tom Rowland was the speaker for the recent Civitan Club meeting. Mayor Rowland discussed a broad range of topics which affected the area last year and some of the planned activities for 2014. The need for a new elementary grade school and replacement of the Raider Dome are key areas for education in the upcoming year. Cleveland and the surrounding area’s employment was reviewed, including the number of jobs added and saved over the last few years. The activities of upgrading the Greenway were outlined as well as other changes to parks and recreation areas. Rowland talked about the Jetport’s first year anniversary and how the facility has already made a positive impact on the area; and he informed the club that it has been used for some international flights. All key services including the Police and Fire Departments were reviewed. Mayor Rowland concluded that overall it was a good year for Cleveland and the surrounding area. From left are Civitan Tammy Bentley, Rowland, and Civitans Phil Brown and Lindsay Hathcock.