Mission Statement

Little Italy Redevelopment Corporation (LIRC) is a non-profit community development organization comprised of concerned residents, business owners, members of long standing neighborhood institutions and other individuals. The organization was created to facilitate appropriate economic development, eliminate blight and deterioration, guard against future deterioration and protect and preserve the cultural essence of the Little Italy Community.

Board / Staff


Angela Ianiro

Ed Occhionero
Vice President

Michael Bucci

Joe Rosalina

Raymond Kristosik
Executive Director


Julius Ciaccia

Paulette Colarochio

T.J. Disanto

Robert Fatica

Mary Ann Makee

Sylvio Mecone

Dr. Marcela Montero

August Napoli

Fr. Joseph Previte

Tina Schneider

Joe Sidari

Lynn Singer

Steve Stika

Matthew Wymer

Become a Member Today

Benefits of Becoming a Member:

  • Voting Rights at the Annual Meeting
  • A voice in the Organization that represents the interests of Little Italy with the City of Cleveland
  • Input in the Planning study that will shape the Future of our beloved neighborhood
  • Invitation to a late Spring Early Summer membership event
  • Email Blast announcements
Individual, Senior & Family Membership
Merchant Membership and Leadership Support

2022 Board Meeting Schedule

  • January 18
  • March 29
  • May 24                                  
  • June 28   | Annual Meeting
  • July 26
  • September 20                   
  • November 29

Meetings are at 6:00 pm.

Schedule is subject to change

*Special Meetings may be added as needed

2022 Design Review Committee Meeting Schedule

  • January 11
  • February 8
  • March 15
  • April 19
  • May 17
  • June 14
  • July 19
  • August 2
  • September 13
  • October 18
  • November 1
  • December 6

Meetings are held at the LIRC Offices or via Zoom

6:00 p.m.

**Please note that this is a tentative schedule meetings and times may be changed in response to the demand for projects to be reviewed.


Upcoming Events

Little Italy Artisan & Farmers Market at Tony Brush Park! Join us for a fun day of shopping in Little Italy, view the work from local artists, vendors and farmers. Be sure to support local business. […]

Murray Hill Melodies

August 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free and open to all. Join us on Murray Hill for an evening of Italian, Classical, Operatic & Pop melodies performed live! Limited seating, feel free to bring your own chairs. […]

TASTE in Little Italy Cleveland

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The TASTE in Little Italy Cleveland returns Sunday, September 25, 2021 1:00 – 4:00PM at the Alta House. The event offers local foods, wines, auctions, and entertainment in a relaxed setting.

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