Criteria for Induction into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame
To be inducted into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame a person must first be nominated. Self-nominations are acceptable.
The person must have made significant contributions to one or more ethnic communities in Cleveland or to the overall ethnic community. For example, inaugural class inductee Alex Machaskee would be eligible for his work in the Cleveland Serbian community. He would also meet the other broader criteria for his work in publishing the Mosaic section of the Plain Dealer which served and highlighted all ethnic groups in town.
The contributions must have a lasting effect. Organizing a single festival or event is terrific but a Hall of Famer’s contributions must have long-term benefits. The Cleveland International Hall of Fame strives to recognize people with a lifetime of service rather than those with one or two accomplishments, worthy as they may be.
The nominees are submitted to all previously inducted members of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame for their input and then a committee works hard to finalize the class.
The 13th Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame will be inducted in Spring 2023.