Brandon E. Chrostowski, Founder, Edwins Leadership & Restaurant Inst. Peter Rubin, President, The Coral Company Edward W. Rybka, Chief of Regional Development, City of Cleveland Captain John Sotomayor, Cleveland Police Fourth District
Positive excitement is building around the possibilities for Shaker Square. This panel will focus on Shaker Square’s past, present and future; retail, housing and security. Join us for an interesting discussion about this significant neighborhood for both Cleveland and Shaker Heights.
Steven Litt (photo by Lizzie Litt)
Sponsored by Shaker Heights Public Library and League of Women Voters-Cleveland and Shaker Chapters
Moderator Jim McCarty, Plain Dealer
Panelists: Jonathon D. Cepek, Wildlife Ecologist, Cleveland Metroparks Lisa Petit, Chief of Resource Management, Cuyahoga Valley National Park Harvey B. Webster, Dir of Wildlife Resources, Cleve Museum of Nat Hist
The rising populations of coyote, deer, raccoons, skunks and other animals have made coexistence a challenge in Northeast Ohio. This forum will discuss the current situation and some of the options for managing it
Sponsored by Lakewood Public Library and League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland
Joyce Braverman Director of Development, City of Shaker Hts.
Mansfield Frazier, Journalist, Business Owner and Hough Resident
Wayne Mortensen Director Of Design, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
Rick Semersky Developer/CEO, VIP Restoration, Inc.
Terry Schwarz, Director, Cleveland Urban Design Collab., Kent State Univ.
Cleveland’s east side/west side rivalry is a tired cliché—one that’s counterproductive to our ability to move forward as a region. Major investments and new opportunities exist on both sides of the river. But there are some key differences. Some of the most exciting recent developments (Hingetown! Gordon Square! The Lakewood Solstice Steps!) are west of the river. And many of Cleveland’s most distressed neighborhoods lie to the east.
This forum will explore established development strongholds on the east side, as well as emerging neighborhoods. What are the progress indicators and how can we advance development prospects and public space investments in ways that benefit the broader community? Panelists include people directly involved in the hopeful, and sometimes frustrating work of regenerating city neighborhoods and inner-ring suburbs. The forum will highlight current efforts and engage participants in a conversation about local and regional priorities.
Terry Schwarz Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com plus Cleveland Hts/University Hts, Lakewood and Cuyahoga County Library Systems Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday December 13, 2017 “Shaker Heights City Council, School Board, & Library Board Forum”
moderated by Amy Hanauer Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building, 3450 Lee Road, Shaker Hts 44120
6:30-8:50 p.m. Free & Open to the Public
This panel will examine the issues faced by the foster care system in Northeast Ohio. Some argue that courts and aid workers are being overwhelmed by state funding cuts and issues such as the growing opioid epidemic. Our panel of experts in different areas of the field will discuss this and more.
Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com plus Lakewood, Heights and Cuyahoga County Library Systems
“Revisiting the ‘Church in the City’ initiative with the mayors of three northeast Ohio cities”
Mayors from three Northeast Ohio cities discuss the impact of regional sprawl and its continuing moral, social, economic, and environmental challenges. These regional political leaders have the experience, perspective, and commitment to responding in more collaborative and creative ways to the challenges of Northeast Ohio’s changing regional foot print.
Mayor Susan Infeld, University Heights
Mayor Bradley Sellers, Warrensville Heights
Mayor Georgine Welo, South Euclid
Moderated by Len Calabrese, Former Director of the Commission on Catholic Community Action