Cleveland, OH,
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2020 Cleveland Heritage Medal Recipients Honored with Tribute Video

Cleveland – The Cleveland Heritage Medal Tribute Video debuted this morning on honoring the 2020 honorees:

Jeanette Grasselli Brown, Retired Analytical Chemist and Director of Corporate Research, BP America; Former Chair, Ohio Board of Regents

Bracy E. Lewis, Retired Senior Vice President, Bank One

A. Malachi Mixon III, Retired Chairman and CEO, Invacare Corporation

The Tribute Video was created to replace the Cleveland Heritage Medal Presentation Dinner at the Cleveland City Hall Grand Rotunda. The event, which was to have been held on November 17, was canceled in the wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Each honoree has received a personal delivery of the medal and Tribute Book.

The Cleveland Heritage Medal was established in 2016 as the highest civilian award in Greater Cleveland. Modeled after the Presidential Medal of Freedom, it recognizes those who have made meritorious contributions to the welfare and development of Cleveland and its citizens and who, as role models, represent the core values of service to others, teamwork, courage, respect, and inclusion and diversity.

Previous recipients are as follows:

2016 - Morton L. Mandel, Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr., Sandra Pianalto, Richard W. Pogue, Sen. George V. Voinovich

2017 - Albert B. Ratner, Carole F. Hoover, Michael R. White, Samuel H. Miller

2018 - Toby Cosgrove, M.D., Jerry Sue Thornton, Ph.D., Steven A. Minter, Robert D. Gries

2019 - Thomas W. Adler, Art J. Falco, Robert P. Madison, FAIA, Barbara S. Robinson

The 2020 Cleveland Heritage Medal Committee Chairs are Akram Boutros, M.D., FACHE, President and CEO, The MetroHealth System; Alex Johnson, Ph.D., President of Cuyahoga Community College; and Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson. The Committee is made up of a diverse group of more than 30 community and corporate leaders.

More information about the Cleveland Heritage Medal can be found at

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About The MetroHealth System

Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through four hospitals, four emergency departments, and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites. Each day, our 8,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable health care–through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services–that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit