marks the 50th anniversary of the election of Carl Stokes, the first
African-American mayor of a major U.S. city. Shortly after the election and in
an effort to initiate sweeping changes to improve the lives of Clevelanders,
Mayor Stokes created Cleveland NOW! as his signature proposal to address the
challenges of his time. Many of the challenges that motivated him then still
face the city today.
part of the year-long initiative, Carl and
Louis Stokes: Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future, we bring you a
panel featuring the authors of a new policy document that examines the legacy
of Mayor Stokes' signature efforts in housing, health, safety, education and
economic parity. Their findings help us unders...
In 2018, Ohio will elect new statewide office holders. Leading up to the election, the City Club will be hosting conversations with candidates seeking statewide office. On May 8, Nan Whaley announced her candidacy for Governor of Ohio. Whaley moved to Dayton from Indiana to attend the University of Dayton (UD), earning a chemistry degree in 1998. She became active in local and politics, creating the UD College Dems Chapter and then becoming the executive director of the Montgomery County Democratic Party in 1997. From 2001 to 2005, she held as a job as an aide with the Montgomery County Auditor's Office.She was first elected to office in 2005 as a member of the Dayton City Commission and was elected Mayor of Dayton in 2013. Wh...
Karen L. Mapp, senior lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and
faculty director of the Education Policy and Management Master’s Program,
visits the City Club to discuss her 20 year focus on educational partnerships
between families, community members, and educators. The partnerships that Mapp
endorses are designed to support both student achievement and school
improvement, often focusing on moving from parent involvement to family
engagement. To overcome some of the barriers to effective family engagement,
this shift often includes training and reexamining
the practitioners own biases. Mapp believes that we must see our families
and community members as “co-creators
and co-producers of the exc...
for what you want, take what you get, use what you get to get what you want.”
Sheinelle Jones received that advice at the beginning of her career and
continues to impart that wisdom when describing her journey from Wichita,
Kansas to NBC News. Growing
up in Wichita, Jones idolized the news anchors on NBC, aspiring to join their
ranks. This dream followed her throughout college at Northwestern University to
Philadelphia as co-host of FOX’s Emmy Award-winning morning show, “Good Day
Philadelphia," to New York where she is a correspondent for TODAY and a
co-anchor of TODAY, Weekend Edition on NBC
– the very station she admired growing up. She credits her success to hard work
and frequently mentions years of unpai...
2018, Ohio will elect new statewide office holders. Leading up to the election,
the City Club will be hosting conversations with candidates seeking statewide
March 20, Jim Renacci announced his candidacy for Governor of Ohio.
A Pennsylvania native, Renacci moved to Wadsworth in 1983 where he founded LTC
Management Services, a company that owned, operated, and managed nursing
facilities throughout the region. Throughout his 30-year business career, he
owned and operated more than 60 entities, created more than 1,500 jobs and
employed more than 3,000 people. Renacci
was elected to the United States House of Representatives in November 2010 and
is serving his fourth term representing the 16th district of O...