2020 Cleveland Italian American Heritage Month Honorees

The Cleveland Italian American Heritage Committee along with Honorary Co-Chairs Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Councilman Matt Zone are pleased to present the 2020 Honorees for Cleveland Italian American Heritage Month. 

The City of Cleveland has been honoring outstanding individuals, businesses and organizations within the Italian American community for the past 17 years. Normally, Italian American Heritage Month and the honorees are celebrated at a ceremony held in the Cleveland City Hall Rotunda. Restrictions due to Covid-19, however, prevent us from gathering in person this year. In place of the live celebration, a video of the honorees and with remarks from Mayor Jackson, Councilman Zone and others will be available for viewing beginning October 5 at www.CLEItalianAmericans.com and on Facebook @CLEItalianAmericans.

Business – Cavotta’s Garden Center and Urban Farm

Cavotta’s Garden Center was founded in 1930 by Felix and Angela Cavotta. Angela Laurienzo Cavotta was born in Matrice, Italy, then moved to Cleveland’s Little Italy with her family in the


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