“The History of the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs” Thursday, December 1, 2016 (video)

“The History of the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs”

The panel includes an incredible lineup:

Roberta Steinbacher, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University

Steven A. Minter, Executive-in-Residence and Fellow, Center for Nonprofit Policy & Practice, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University

Norman Krumholz, Professor Emeritus, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University

Dennis Keating, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Scholar Community Development, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University

Thursday, December 1, 2016
3:30pm – 6:00pm
Roberta Steinbacher Atrium
1717 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

“Regionalism and Shaker Heights” forum Aug 18, 2016

“Regionalism and Shaker Heights” forum Aug 18, 2016

“Regionalism and Shaker Heights” Aug 18, 2016
Issues facing almost all of Northeast Ohio’s suburbs

w/Panelists:
Armond Budish, Cuyahoga County Executive
Edward Kraus, Cuyahoga County Director of Regional Coordination
Earl M. Leiken, Mayor, City of Shaker Heights
Hunter Morrison, Director, NE Ohio Sustainable Communities
Consortium

Moderator:
Judy Rawson, Former Mayor, City of Shaker Heights

Thursday August 18, 2016 7-8:30 p.m.
Shaker Public Library, 16500 Van Aken Blvd, 44120
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Cosponsored by
Shaker Public Library & League of Women Voters-Shaker Chapter

“Redistricting and Voting Rights in Ohio” forum August 25, 2016

“Redistricting and Voting Rights in Ohio” August 25, 2016

Panelists:
Representative Kathleen Clyde (D), Ohio House District 75
Dr. John C. Green, Director, Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics
Senator Frank LaRose (R), Ohio Senate District 27

Moderator: Thomas Suddes, Editorial Writer, Cleveland.com

Overall Theme:
As with weather, everyone talks about gerrymandering — drawing legislative districts to favor one party over another — but until recently, few in Ohio were prepared to do anything about it. Nonetheless, Ohio has recently reformed how its draws General Assembly districts — and reform of congressional “districting” is on some Columbus agendas. This panel explores the hows and whys.

CWRU Siegal Facility, 26500 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood OH 44122
Cost: Free & Open to the Public

Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com, Plain Dealer plus Lakewood and Cuyahoga County Library Systems
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.

Water Quality of Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River Forum 9/15/16

Water Quality of Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River Forum 9/15/16

Thursday September 15, 2016 7-8:30p.m.

Panelists:

Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells, Deputy Director of Watershed Programs, NEORSD

Jane Goodman, Executive Director, Cuyahoga River Restoration

Jim White, Director, Sustainable Infrastructure Prog., Port of Cleveland

Moderator: Jim McCarty, Metro Reporter, The Plain Dealer

Our panel addressed the vital water issues in Northeast Ohio, specifically in Lake Erie, the Cuyahoga River and the other creeks, streams and rivers that empty into the lake. We discussed harmful algal blooms, PCBs and Mercury pollution, invasive species, the impending removal of 2 dams on the Cuyahoga River, the ongoing conflict with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over the disposal of dredged material, and the status and success of the NE Ohio Regional Sewer District’s multi-billion dollar tunnel project.

Cost: Free & Open to the Public

Fairview Park Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library

21255 Lorain Road, Fairview Park 44126

Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com plus Lakewood and Cuyahoga County Library Systems

Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.

“Marijuana Legalization in Ohio” forum Thursday October 13, 2016

“Marijuana Legalization in Ohio” forum Thursday October 13, 2016

Panelists:
Kelly Kefauver, Senior Legislative Aide to Senator Kenny Yuko, Ohio Senate
Breanna Stabler, Administrative Aide to Senator Kenny Yuko, Ohio Senate
Dr. Brian Bachelder, President of OSMA and Family Physician at Akron Gen Hosp
Garett Fortune, CEO, FunkSac, Compliant Packaging for the Cannabis Industry
Thomas G. Haren, Seeley, Savidge, Ebert & Gourash., L.P.A., editor, OH Marijuana Law Blog
Moderator: Jackie Borchardt, Columbus Bureau Reporter, Cleveland.com

Ohio became the 25th state to legalize medical marijuana earlier this year but the debate about cannabis reform is far from over in the Buckeye State. Rules for the medical marijuana program will be written in the coming months, and advocates as well as the national group that had spearheaded a competing ballot initiative are pushing lawmakers to make good on promises made when they approved the program. What will Ohio’s medical marijuana program look like? And what does the law mean for future marijuana reform efforts in Ohio?

Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com, Plain Dealer plus Lakewood and Cuyahoga County Library Systems
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.

“Relationship Between Cleveland Police and the Community” forum 11/15/16

“Relationship Between Cleveland Police and the Community” forum 11/15/16

Panelists:
Blaine A. Griffen, Exec. Dir, Community Relations, City of Cleveland
Deon McCaulley, Deputy Chief, Cleveland Police Department
Dr. Rhonda Williams, Dir, Social Justice Inst, Case Western Res Univ

Moderator: Mark Naymik, Metro Reporter, Cleveland.com

Cleveland and cities across America say they are reinvesting in community policing as a way to rebuild trust between their police departments and the communities they protect. But community policing takes many forms and could take years to make a difference.

We take a look at what Cleveland is already doing, where the department is headed and what it’s learned in the past two years, which have been among the most eventful in the police department’s history.

Tuesday November 15, 2016 7-8:30p.m.
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Tinkham Veale University Center, CWRU Campus
11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland OH

Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com plus Lakewood and Cuyahoga County Library Systems

Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.