Nathaniel Martin, 70
East Cleveland council member at large
I’ve learned a lot about East Cleveland living here. One thing for sure is that it’s always the people, their spirit of the city, that makes it great.
We have people that have lived here for 30, 40 and 50 years. They are the ones that have so much hope for the city of East Cleveland. They remember when East Cleveland was a zenith. The city has such great potential.
Right next door we have University Circle, the museums, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals. The HealthLine runs every 7 to 9 minutes.
What people don’t know is that you can get on the rapid transit near Woodmere and Superior and you can go just about anywhere in the world.
When I’m traveling, whether it’s for city business, Washington, D.C., wherever, I can walk to the rapid from where I live. It takes me to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, and I can go anywhere.
People don’t have a lot of faith in the city and sometimes only see the negative, but I can tell you the people are full of hope, constantly inspiring me and my work.