Downtown Mantua Revitalization Corporation

Ph: 330-274-4040

DMRC ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2016


Donated $5000 to Mantua Village to have a plan developed to upgrade and improve the Village Park on High Street. A conceptual plan has been prepared by CT Consultants and submitted to Mantua Village Council and Parks.

Donated $3000 to complete the Flag Tower project by painting the tower and $2700 to remove a tree.

Received a $2500 grant from Portage Foundation to support Art on the Hill and Wine Tasting.

Hosted a summer Intern from Hiram College under the direction of Greg Balbierz.

Organized the “Celebrate Portage” Volunteer Day on September 8.

Organized “Spruce-Up Day on October 11 when 80+ students from Crestwood High School swept, raked, painted, pulled weeds, and cleaned the Village of Mantua under the direction of volunteers from DMRC and the Mantua community.

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2015


Worked with the Village of Mantua to apply for an Ohio Department of Natural Resources Grant resurface the Headwaters Trail from the village to Mennonite Road. Downtown Mantua Revitalization has pledged to meet the matching funds required for this grant—approximately $25,000. Although this grant was denied, DMRC is working with Portage Parks Division to find a way to resurface this part of the trail.

DMRC was awarded the Environmental Activism Award from the Portage Park District Foundation for creating the collaborative partnering of the communities along the Headwaters Trail.

We received a $2000 Mini-Grant from Western Reserve Wetlands Conservancy and Dominion Foundation to place signage on the Headwaters Trail.

On October 23, 2015 DMRC participated in Make a Difference Day activities by organizing volunteers from DMRC, students from Kent State and Community members. Along with painting more street stanchions, the group of volunteers planted perennials at the post office and held a 50 year Anniversary Celebration in honor of the post office building.

Supported and helped the Crestwood High School Senior Seminar students decorate the Village for the Holidays.

2014


Cooperated with the Village of Mantua to apply for an Ohio Department of Natural Resources Grant to connect the Headwaters Trail within the Village of Mantua. Downtown Mantua Revitalization has pledged to meet the matching funds required for this grant—approximately $25,000 Mantua Village received word in the late fall of 2014 that they had been approved for this grant. Monies have not yet been issued.

Named the 2014 “Best Art and Cultural Event’ in Portage County Visioning in Portage County.

Organized and directed “Spruce-Up Days” in May and September when students from Crestwood High School along with community volunteers cleaned up the village by sweeping, painting, weeding, and cleaning.

Participated in Make a Difference day on October 24 when students from Crestwood High School and Mantua Revitalization members painted street stanchions throughout the village.

Purchased new flags for the Holiday season.

Organized the effort to decorate Mantua Village for the Holiday Season.

Presented a check for $25,000 to cover the matching funds required for the AMATS grant the Village received to build sidewalks along State Route 44 south of the village.