The Election for Mayor: A discussion about the future of Cleveland a forum moderated by Leila Atassi, The Plain Dealer
Tuesday August 29, 2017 7-8:30p.m.
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Tinkham Veale University Center, CWRU Campus
11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland OH
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Tom Beres, Reporter, WKYC-TV (retired)
Michael Nelson, President Cleveland NAACP
Chris Quinn, Editor and President, Advance Ohio
Moderator: Leila Atassi, Reporter, The Plain Dealer
Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com and Plain Dealer
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.
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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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
Hunter Morrison, Senior Fellow, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
Akshai Singh, Member, Clevelanders for Public Transit
Moderator: Ginger Christ, Reporter, Plain Dealer
This panel will discuss the role transportation plays in creating more equitable communities. It will tackle how to offer affordable public transit and design infrastructure to meet the needs of residents throughout the region and examine the funding challenges in doing so.
Co-sponsored by the Urban Community School, Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com plus Lakewood, Heights and Cuyahoga County Library Systems
Edward “Ned” Hill, John Glenn College of Pub Affairs, The OH State Univ. Moderator:
Dan Shingler, Crain’s Cleveland Business
Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com, Plain Dealer and Cuyahoga County Library Systems Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd. For more information, email: email@example.com
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