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Dominion: Weekley weighs in

Dan Weekley, President, Dominion Energy Ohio

Dan discussed Dominion’s top three priorities of safety, clean energy, and focusing on the customer. He discussed the rate increase filing, the sale of the East Ohio Gas Company, and Dominion’s current workforce situation and the recruitment strategies they have implemented. He shared their green energy approach, their focus on safety, and his advice for other leaders navigating changes and challenges.

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Recorded 11/29/2023

Leading literacy and learning

Felton Thomas, Executive Director & CEO, Cleveland Public Library

Felton touched on the upcoming Cleveland READS Victory Bash and discussed the “Creating Campuses” initiative the library has undertaken to renovate each library campus in the system. He shared a bit about each of the completed buildings, as well as those currently under construction and how they are focusing on creating inviting spaces.

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Recorded 11/15/2023

Reforesting the Forest City

Samira Malone, Director, Cleveland Tree Coalition

Samira discussed the role and work of the Cleveland Tree Coalition (CTC), the benefits of a robust tree canopy, and how Cleveland’s tree canopy compares nationally. She covered how the tree canopy in Cleveland neighborhoods correlates with socio-economic factors, how redlining impacted tree cover over the years, and how Cleveland got into the situation it’s in today. She also shared the impact the CTC has had so far through their grants and public campaigns, and touched on their recent strategic planning process and what’s next for the organization.

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Recorded 11/08/2023

Cover the Earth

Diana Strongosky, Senior Vice President, Global Innovation, The Sherwin-Williams Company

Diana discussed the four main goals of their Building Our Future project centered around the two new HQ constructions projects and the collaborative construction process they’re using. She shared where they are in the construction process, why they chose Cleveland for the new HQ and the role access to talent played in that decision. She touched on the culture they want to build in the new spaces and how they are balancing their commitment to Cleveland with their growing global presence.

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Recorded 11/01/2023

Transformation taking flight at CLE

Bryant Francis, Director of Port Control, City of Cleveland

Bryant shared updates on a couple of projects that are currently underway and/or are recently completed. He provided a brief history of the airport and the traffic across the past few years, as well as previewing the terminal modernization plan and timeline.

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Recorded 10/25/2023

The community’s councilwoman

Jasmin Santana, Council Member, Ward 14, City of Cleveland

Councilwoman Santana share her background and connection to Ward 14 and what prompted her to run for Council. She also discussed here work in advancing the Ward and the city over the past six years, and the focus areas for the future.

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Recorded 10/18/2023