Current Speaker


Marinucci, Joe; Ricksecker, Cleve; Hill, Ned
Downtown Quarterly Series
The State of Downtown

January 21, 2010

The City Club and The Downtown Cleveland Alliance present: “The State of Downtown.”  This New Leaders program will feature Joe Marinucci, President & CEO of Downtown Cleveland Alliance, Cleve Ricksecker, Executive Director of Capital Crossroads Columbus and avid Cleveland Browns fan and Ned Hill, Dean of the Maxine Goodman Levin college of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. 





This panel will discuss a variety of issues that city centers throughout Ohio are facing and ideas for how to make downtowns a place where people want to “work, live and play.”  Both Marinucci and Ricksecker manage unique “Special Improvement Districts” that work to improve the downtown and business districts and will share ideas and initiatives that have been successful.  Ned Hill, as always, will provide the greater Ohio perspective and discuss what Cleveland, Columbus and other cities around the state are doing to spark economic development and job and population growth.








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