The State of America’s Cities

"Be a champion for your city, don't accept the so called normal." Matt Zone
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Matt Zone

President, National League of Cities, and Councilman, Ward 15, City of Cleveland

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Join us for a special forum with Cleveland Councilman Matt Zone, the 2017 President of the National League of Cities. From the front lines, Mr. Zone will discuss the challenges facing America’s cities, and the local solutions that are moving America forward. From serving as a former President of the Northeast Ohio City Council Association, to his current role leading the National League of Cities, Councilman Zone is uniquely qualified to help us connect the dots between the myriad of forces impacting our cities today and how local leadership — combined strong federal partnerships — will help each of our cities adapt and thrive.


Location: Junior Ballroom

                Global Center for Health Innovation

       1 St. Clair Ave. NE

                Cleveland, OH 44114

Tickets: $20 members/$35 nonmembers.

The Craig Spangenberg Memorial Forum

Sponsored by:

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With additional support from:

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This forum is part of our Local Heroes series sponsored by:

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Venue Partner:

Global Center For Health Innovation

The City Club of Cleveland is proud to be a partner in the yearlong, community-wide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Carl Stokes’ election as mayor of Cleveland. Mayor Stokes and his brother, Congressman Louis Stokes, played key roles in the advancement of the city and the nation through
the civil rights movement and beyond. For more information, visit

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