After vandals painted graffiti on the Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway, the City of Cleveland is offering a $1,000 reward.

The reward is for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for recent graffiti and acts of vandalism, according to a news release.

The reward was announced Wednesday by Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland.

Funds for the reward were raised by efforts from the entire Cleveland City Council, City Manager Janice Casteel and Mayor Rowland, meaning the reward came at no cost to taxpayers.

"It is important that we apprehend the perpetrators," Mayor Rowland said. "We want to send a strong message that this will not be tolerated."

The greenway is a popular part of downtown Cleveland, and gets a fair amount of use.

The cleanup efforts cost the city and taxpayers in cleanup and repair work.

The reward is being offered for thirty days.

Anyone who may have information about the crime should contact Lt. Robert Harbison at the Cleveland Police Department at 423-559-3396.