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Press Releases

October 9, 2020: Statement from Beachwood Mayor Martin Horwitz Regarding Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation (PDF)

October 2, 2020: Halloween Update: Trick-or-Treat Scheduled in Beachwood (PDF)
Pending any new orders from the State or County Department or Board of Health, trick-or-treating will take place in Beachwood on Halloween: Saturday, October 31, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

September 17, 2020: Beachwood Names Kelly J. Stillman as Police Chief (PDF)
Today, Mayor Martin S. Horwitz announced the hiring of Kelly J. Stillman as police chief for the City of Beachwood.

July 6, 2020: City of Beachwood Requires Facial Coverings in Public Indoor Areas (PDF)
To help limit the spread of the coronavirus, tonight the Council of the City of Beachwood voted to mandate the wearing of facial coverings (face masks) in Beachwood-based indoor areas accessible to the public. 

June 2, 2020: City of Beachwood Provides Residents with Free Cloth Masks (PDF)
People can do four things to prevent the spread of coronavirus: thoroughly wash hands, practice social distancing, get tested for COVID-19, and wear a face mask. To help limit the spread of the virus, the City of Beachwood has purchased 10,000 fabric masks to be offered free-of-charge to its residents.

May 18, 2020: Statement from Mayor Martin S. Horwitz Regarding Beachwood Family Aquatic Center (PDF)

May 1, 2020: Beachwood 100, City of Beachwood Partner on Flags for First Responders Program (PDF)
The City of Beachwood and Beachwood 100, Inc. are partnering to support first responders and their families with a show of flags. Interested individuals or businesses can participate in Flags for First Responders at

April 6, 2020: Beachwood Mayor Announces Call-In Office Hours, Surgical-Mask Donation from City Families (PDF)
Beachwood Mayor Martin S. Horwitz announced today that he will host a twice-weekly “Office Hours” conference call on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00 PM for residents with questions about the impact of COVID-19 on the City of Beachwood. He also announced that a consortium of 10 Chinese families living in Beachwood has donated nearly 2,000 surgical face masks for Beachwood’s first responders and high-risk residents.

March 19, 2020: Beachwood City Hall Closed to Public, State of Emergency Declared in City of Beachwood (PDF)
Beachwood City Hall is closed to the public as of Thursday, March 19, 2020. This week, Mayor Martin S. Horwitz signed a Declaration of a State of Emergency in Beachwood, which provides him with extended authority to handle health, safety, staffing and certain financial issues during the COVID-19 crisis.

March 10, 2020: Beachwood Community Center Suspends Public Programming Through 03/19/2020 (PDF)
The City of Beachwood will suspend all public programming at the Beachwood Community Center beginning Wednesday, March 11 through end-of-day on Thursday, March 19. The Beachwood Arts Council concert scheduled at the Beachwood Community Center on Sunday, March 22 is cancelled. 03/19/2020 UPDATE: The Beachwood Community Center is closed to the public through May 22, 2020.

November 12, 2019: Beachwood Wins Inaugural Midwest Meetings Customized Meeting Experience Award (PDF)
Voted number-one out of the largest contest-entry division: an Ohio sweep!

June 25, 2019: Beachwood & Pepper Pike Join ReadyNotify (PDF)
Cities will switch to Cuyahoga County emergency-notification system on Friday, June 28

June 3, 2019: City of Beachwood Announces New Fire Chief (PDF)
Swearing-In Ceremony: Monday, June 3, 2019

May 2, 2019: Two K-9 Units Join Beachwood Police Department (PDF)
Belgian Malinois Swearing-In Ceremony: Monday, May 6, 2019

February 6, 2019: Beachwood Best for College Students, Retirees (PDF)
Proximity to Top Colleges & Universities, Healthcare Equals All-Ages City Excellence

December 14, 2018: Third Graders Help Direct Bus Seat-Belt Legislation (PDF)
Class on City Government Culminates in Beachwood City Ordinance