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: email@example.com
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
The Proposed Merger of Cleveland
and East Cleveland.
How could this happen? Should it? a forum moderated by Nick Castele, Ideastream
Tuesday January 31, 2016 7-8:30p.m.
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Tinkham Veale University Center, CWRU Campus
11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland OH
RSVP hereForum flyer is here
Jeffrey Johnson, Cleveland Councilman 10th Ward
Kevin Kelley, Cleveland Council President
Nate Martin, East Cleveland Council President
Moderator: Nick Castele, Reporter, Ideastream
Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com and Ideastream
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.