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

Sara Hoover
Director of Outreach


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


Upcoming Events

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