Every year when the time comes around to plan the annual People Issue, we are awash in reminders of just how beautiful this city and region really are. The issue is a chance to highlight Clevelanders who are working every day to make the city better, to drive it forward, to contribute to its successes and rectify its shortcomings. This year, the fourth annual edition, is no different. From every corner of the city – from dining to music, from arts to education, from neighborhood development to the courtroom, from the silver screen to the waterfront – we met Clevelanders who shine brighter than the Playhouse Square chandelier. As Cleveland enjoys a year in the national and international spotlight, it is through their work, commitment, and unending friendliness that it is possible. They are 29 of your neighbors, and we’re proud to introduce you to them.