Meryl Johnson, Member, Board of Education
Peggy Lehner, Ohio Senator (R-6) Chair, Senate Standing Committee on Education
Mary Rose Oakar, Former Member, Board of Education
The purpose of this program is to let parents and the entire community know what the State Board of Education does, its relationship to the Ohio legislature and most importantly, how the public can help our elected officials, on both the State School Board and the legislature be more effective.
Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland and Shaker Heights Public Library
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Scott Knoer, Chief Pharmacy Officer, Cleveland Clinic (WITHDREW FROM PANEL)
J. B. Silvers, Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management and School of Medicine
Matt Borges, Campaign Manager, Ohio Taxpayers for Lower Drug Prices
Dale Butland, Communications Director, Ohioans Against the Deceptive Rx Ballot Issue
Moderator: Jeremy Pelzer, Cleveland.com
The Ohio Drug Price Relief Act, a citizen-initiated statute slated for the November ballot, would require the state of Ohio to pay no more for prescription drugs than the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. And, regardless of how you plan to vote, it could end up being the state’s most expensive ballot-issue campaign ever, according to political analysts and observers.
This forum will have arguments on both sides of this ballot issue and a representative from CWRU Weatherhead/Medical School to further debate this complicated subject.
Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com and Plain Dealer and the Cuyahoga County Public Library System
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.
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: 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
“The Immigration Acts of 1921 and 1924 and how they changed Cleveland”
Tuesday March 5, 2019
Dr. John J. Grabowski, CWRU Krieger-Mueller Joint Professor in History
with a brief update on Immigration 2019 in #CLE by Lynn Tramonte, Ohio Immigrant Alliance For more on forum, click here
Sports Stadium Financing in Cleveland forum Thursday, November 17, 2016
Len Komoroski, CEO, Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena
Peter G. Pattakos, Lawyer, sports fan and vocal opponent of the sin tax
Thomas Chema, President, Gateway Consultants Group
Moderator: Peter Krouse, Public Interest and Advocacy Reporter, Cleveland.com
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.