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Featured Staff Pick Exoneree to Esquire:  The Journey from Fighting for My Innocence to Fighting for the Innocent
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Jarrett Adams was 17 years old when he was sentenced to 28 years in a maximum security prison after being convicted of sexual assault. After serving nearly 10 years and filing multiple appeals, Adams was exonerated with the help of the Wisconsin Innocence Project.

Adams' story is not unique. According to a 2014 study published...

A Conversation with Mayoral Candidate Justin M. Bibb
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Politics & Public Policy

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

A Conversation with Mayoral Candidate Justin M. Bibb

In the final days leading-up to November 2nd general election, The City Club will host one-on-one virtual conversations with the two Cleveland Mayoral candidates. Justin M. Bibb is a Cleveland native who grew up in Mt. Pleasant on the southeast side...

Cleveland Mayoral Debate: Voters First
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Politics & Public Policy

Monday, October 11, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Cleveland Mayoral Debate: Voters First

After months of campaigning, the results of the September primary elections have narrowed seven candidates down to two. On Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Clevelanders will have a chance to cast their votes for their city's next mayor. The City Club of...

Preparing for the Jobs of Tomorrow
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Business & Economy

Friday, October 08, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

Preparing for the Jobs of Tomorrow

Businesses in sectors like hospitality and retail are experiencing some of the highest labor shortages in decades. While traditional workforce systems help individuals learn new skills for in-demand jobs, experts are saying that skills alone won’t address the challenges before...

Journalism and the Environmental Movement: Amplifying Voices Through Local Action
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Environment & Sustainability

Thursday, October 07, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

Journalism and the Environmental Movement: Amplifying Voices Through Local Action

In Cleveland and across the country, decades of deliberately racist policies and planning decisions have caused tremendous environmental harm to Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. Disproportionate exposure to air and water pollution, climate change (flooding, high heat...

Giving Power to Community Voice
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Local Matters

Friday, October 01, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

Giving Power to Community Voice

Philanthropy has a bit of a reputation problem, according to some recent City Club speakers. Authors Anand Ghirdardas (Winners Take All) and Edgar Villanueva (Decolonizing Wealth) both pointed out the top-down way in which philanthropic institutions around the country have...

From Policy to Progress: Partnering to Create Equitable Community Development
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Business & Economy

Friday, September 24, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

From Policy to Progress: Partnering to Create Equitable Community Development

The influx of federal funds amid the coronavirus pandemic has reminded us of the power of a robust response to crisis, but funding is just one way government, policymakers, philanthropists and other organizations can influence how communities evolve. Thoughtful policy...

2021 State of the Schools
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Education

Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

2021 State of the Schools

Join us for the annual tradition of hearing from CMSD CEO Eric S. Gordon, leader of the region's largest public school district — a district whose improvement many believe is key to the future success of our city and region. The...

2021 State of Downtown
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Local Matters

Friday, September 17, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

2021 State of Downtown

This summer, Michael Deemer was tapped to serve as the next President and CEO of Downtown Cleveland Alliance after founding President and CEO Joe Marinucci announced his retirement. This was a critical transition during a time when urban centers across...

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