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

T.J. Disanto
Vice President

Michael Bucci

Joe Rosalina

Joe Marinucci
Executive Director

Ed Occhionero
Ex Officio Member


Julius Ciaccia

Paulette Colarochio

T.J. Disanto

Robert Fatica

Sylvio Mecone

Dr. Marcela Montero

Fr. Joseph Previte

Tina Schneider

Steve Stika

Tony DiBello

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

2024 Board Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, January 17th

Wednesday, March 20th

Wednesday, May 22nd

Wednesday July 17th

Wednesday September 18th | Annual Meeting (Location To Be Determined)

Wednesday, November 20th

Meetings are in-person at 6:00 pm within the LIRC Office.

Schedule is subject to change, please contact Joe Marinucci at [email protected] for confirmation.

2024 Design Review Committee Meeting Schedule

The Little Italy Design Review Committee is an advisory body to the Cleveland Landmarks Commission.

The Commission staff oversee the scheduling of Design Review Meetings.

Currently, for 2024, the Design Review Committee is scheduled to meet virtually at 6:00 pm on the second (2nd) and fourth (4th) Tuesday of each month.

The meeting schedule may change due to project demand.

For more information contact the Landmark Commission staff, visit their website for more information.

2024 Little Italy Block Club Meeting Schedule

Thursday, January 11
Thursday February 1
Thursday, March 7
Thursday, April 4
Thursday, May 2
Thursday, June 6
Thursday, July 11
Thursday, Aug. 1
Thursday, Sept. 5
Thursday, Oct. 3
Thursday, Nov. 7
Thursday, Dec. 5

Meetings are in-person at 6:30-8:00 pm within the Holy Rosary Church Hall.

See the Little Italy Block Club Facebook page for updates, please contact [email protected] for more information.


Upcoming Events

Little Italy Food Tours

March 3 - December 29

The ethnic enclave has been the home of Italian culture and cuisine for over a century, and today brings together the historic and contemporary as one of hottest neighborhoods in Cleveland. Programming brought to you by Taste Cleveland Food Tours. […]

Explore Italy’s regional cuisine, culture, and language with Dr. Paola Basile, Professor of Italian Studies, Lake Erie College. […]

If you want to learn to read Italian AND get a lot of practice holding basic converations, this six-class program is perfect for you! Programming brought to you by the Italian American Museum of Cleveland. […]

Cleveland Montessori Rummage Sale

May 3 @ 9:00 am - May 4 @ 4:00 pm

Stop by to browse all the great items and find hidden treasures – housewares, toys, art, furniture and more! […]

Have a question? Contact us today!