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Local Matters

2021 State of Downtown

In-Person Forum

Friday, September 17, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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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 the country were facing uphill battles during a challenging year. Top concerns were maintaining residential growth, boosting development, filling office space, and supporting small businesses.

Mr. Deemer joined the Downtown Cleveland Alliance in 2011 as Executive Vice President of Development, where he established the Business Development Center, a single point of contact and go-to resource for Downtown Cleveland’s public and private partners. Prior to this, Mr. Deemer was the Economic Development Policy Advisor for the Ohio Governor’s office, where he was instrumental in forming the Ohio Department of Development’s strategic plan and shared responsibility for implementing its $1.8 billion biennial budget.

Join us, in-person, at the City Club on September 17th to hear how Downtown Cleveland has fared over the last year, and the priorities that will move Downtown Cleveland forward in this new era of leadership.

The livestream will be available beginning at 12:30p.m. Have questions? Tweet them at @TheCityClub or send a text to 330.541.5794.

The City Club is going green! Click here for the digital program.

Production and distribution of City Club forums in partnership with Ideastream Public Media is generously provided by PNC and the United Black Fund.

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