Levin College Brown Bag Lunch - A New Era for Cities?
March 8, 2017: 12:00-1:30pm
Bonda Board Room 254
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
1717 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
Join us for a discussion about what cities might expect from Congress and the new administration. While much is unclear, including future funding levels, cities and other local institutions are likely to find themselves at the forefront on issues such as public safety, housing, economic development, health and civil rights. Councilman Zone will share his perspectives as the new President of the National League of Cities (NLC). He will talk about the work that NLC is doing and a new NLC task force that he initiated to look at issues related to economic mobility and opportunity.
Cleveland City Councilman Matt Zone (’99, B.A., Urban Studies) was elected president of the National League of Cities (NLC) at the organization's most recent City Summit in Pittsburgh. Zone, who served as NLC's first vice president in 2016, will lead the nation's largest and most representative membership and advocacy organization for city officials. He was elected by the membership to lead the organization for a one-year term and will play a key role in shaping NLC's priorities and directing the organization's advocacy, education, research and membership activities.
Zone was first elected in 2001 as a representative ofCleveland'sWard15. As the son of two former Cleveland council members, Zone comes from a family that has been dedicated to public service at the local level, and one that for generations has called the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood of Cleveland home.
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