Bier is featured speaker at annual meeting of Forest Hill homeowners

Tom Bier

Thomas Bier, senior fellow at Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, will be the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the Forest Hill Home Owners Association (FHHO) on Tuesday, Nov. 10. The meeting will take place at McGregor Home, 14900 Private Drive.

This meeting is free and open to all residents of the Forest Hill subdivision. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; light refreshments will be served. The meeting will be called to order at 7:15 p.m. and will include a review of FHHO business, Bier’s keynote address, and open discussion on current FHHO initiatives and future plans for Forest Hill.

Bier is routinely featured in articles on inner-ring suburbs in the Plain Dealer. His research has focused on regional housing dynamics, population movement, and the effects of government policies on cities. He will speak to Forest Hill residents about many of the housing issues currently facing Cleveland Heights and East Cleveland, and will explain why he is optimistic about opportunities for growth in both cities.

Bier and his wife, Dorothy, have lived in Cleveland Heights for 40 years. Their four children graduated from Heights High.

Forest Hill Home Owners Inc., a 527 nonprofit organization founded in 1950, is charged with the preservation of the original deed covenants and enforcement of housing standards for the 1,000 homes in the Forest Hill subdivision as established by John D. Rockefeller Jr. when donating this area to the cities of Cleveland Heights and East Cleveland.

Les Jones

Les Jones is a retired marketing director for Rockwell Automation and a 38-year resident of Cleveland Heights. He is the marketing chair for FHHO, serves as a board trustee for Heights Community Congress, and is a past president of Reaching Heights.

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