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Gates Mills Improvement Society

Candidates Night - September 22nd at 7 pm at The Community House

The Gates Mills Improvement Society held a Candidates Night at Town Hall to acquaint residents with our Treasurer (Steve Siemborski) running unopposed, and six candidates for four seats on Council. Candidates are David Atton, Laurie Deacon, Larry Frankel, Michael Press, Craig Steinbrink and Nancy Sogg.

CLICK HERE to listen to the audio recording: Candidate's Night in the Village

A Star-Spangled July 4th!

Congratulations to all our July 4th winners!

Best Parade Theme, Jungle Safari Family

Most Beautiful Float, Blue Golf Cart

Most Patriotic Float, Gates Mills Caliope

Most Creative Float, The Gates Mills Garden Club

Best Neighborhood Float, Family Game Night

Best of Nature Float, The Nature Camp

Most Humorous, Gentlemen Farmers

Judges Award, The Dare Float

Vintage Car Winners:

1st place, 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible, Rye Dalton

2nd place, 1948 Willys Jeep, Tommny Vlah

3rd place, 1962 Dodge Power Wagon, Robert Carter

Fourth of July Decorating Contest Photos - download the pdf here.

Welcome To The Improvement Society

Since 1920, the GMIS has helped sustain the cultural and social life of the Village of Gates Mills. As our name says the organization seeks to improve Village life and keep our community thriving.
The GMIS independently supports many activities in the Village including:
  • The Annual 4th of July Parade and festivities
  • The Annual Village Employee Christmas Fund
  • Village Recreation activities (tennis, pickleball, bocce)
  • Recognition of retiring Village officials and employees
  • Funding for food, drinks and children's gifts for Santa's Christmas Eve visit
  • Special meetings on important political and civic issues
  • The Animal Welfare Committee
  • Many other Village activities

In addition to the above activities, the Improvement Society has helped fund major projects or needs in the Village. Recent examples include our new Marston Park, major tennis court resurfacing and the Gates Mills Library.

See the details below to become a member of the Society and help support our Village.

As you make your credit or debit card contribution using the Donate button above, please indicate whether the payment is for Annual Dues, Employee Xmas Fund or Other by clicking on the “(Optional) Use this donation for” box on the PayPal webpage and so designating.

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Join the Improvement Society and help our Village

We welcome your support! Become a member of The Improvement Society today. In addition, you may wish to make a one-time or on-going donation. Click on the Paypal link below to securely pay by credit card (you do not have to have a Paypal account) or see the membership application to pay by check. Annual dues are as follows: Single $20, Family $35, Sponsor $50. Please note membership dues and all donations are *tax-deductible.*