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 Holiday ArtWalk

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - December 3 @ 5:00 pm

Give the gift of art this holiday season and discover all that our Little Italy has to offer. Find the perfect gifts for your loved ones and enjoy a wonderful dinner after all that shopping! […]

(NEW FOR 2023!) Presti’s Bakery Mural “Happy Feast” by Tara Seibel, Viewing & Art Exhibit – Friday, December 1st 2023 at 8:00pm. Artist statement in the bakery at 8:00pm. Complimentary Henna by Cleveland Henna, Mandolin Music by Mark Delia.

Holiday Party! Hosted by McDowell Real Estate

December 2 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us during the Little Italy Holiday ArtWalk for the McDowell Real Estate Holiday Party! […]

Have a question? Contact us today!