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Cleveland Mayoral Debate: Voters First

October 11, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Cleveland Mayoral Debate: Voters First

Virtual Forum

Monday, October 11, 2021
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

After months of campaigning, the results of the September primary elections have narrowed seven candidates down to two. On Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Clevelanders will have a chance to cast their votes for their city’s next mayor.

The City Club of Cleveland, in partnership with Ideastream Public Media, will host the general election debate on Monday, October 11th with Cleveland mayoral candidates: Justin M. Bibb, nonprofit executive, and Kevin J. Kelley, President of Cleveland City Council. The debate will feature the voices of Clevelanders on the issues that matter in their neighborhoods and communities.

Rick Jackson, Senior Host/Producer at Ideastream Public Media will host the debate. Joining alongside him are a panel of journalists: Nick Castele, Reporter at Ideastream Public Media; Lawrence Caswell, Field Coordinator at Cleveland Documenters; and Elizabeth McIntyre, Executive Editor at Crain’s Cleveland Business.

This 90-minute debate will be broadcast at 7:30pm EST on WVIZ PBS, 90.3 Ideastream Public Media, and at cityclub.org.


  • Justin M. Bibb
    Chief Strategy Officer, Urbanova; Cleveland Mayoral Candidate
  • Kevin J. Kelley
    President, Cleveland City Council; Cleveland Mayoral Candidate


  • Rick Jackson
    Senior Host/Producer, Ideastream Public Media

This Mayoral Debate is presented with support from

  • Cleveland FoundationThe George Gund FoundationAssembly for the Arts

Community Partners

  • The Links Incorporated


October 11, 2021
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Cleveland, United States