Be in the know

You want to be in the know about things happening right now that will affect the long-term future of our city and region. This is a special, one-time, opportunity for CLC alumni to get behind the scenes access and learn about pivotal topics in the community.

Cleveland is changing rapidly and whether you’re a recent grad or more than a decade removed from your CLC program experience, these sessions will provide you with new, up-to-the-moment information and exclusive access to some of the hottest topics and projects in the city.

It is also a fantastic way to meet other CLC alums and expand your network.

The four sessions will take you on a dive deep into waterfront development, the current state of Cleveland’s media/press, public safety, and major projects. Sessions will be hosted at various locations around the city – details will be shared ahead of each session.

Open to CLC alumni
4:30-6:00 p.m. (plus an optional post-session happy hour)

  • Wednesday, June 5: Waterfront development – Irishtown Bend project
    • Location: The Foundry
    • Speakers:
      • Katy Baumbach, Ohio City Inc.
      • Mera Cardenas (CLI 2020), Canalway Partners
      • Greg Peckham (LC 2019), LAND studio
      • Brian Zimmerman (LC 2011, LC2 2012 & 2024), Cleveland Metroparks
  • Wednesday, June 12: Media/press – The changing media landscape
    • Location: WKYC Channel 3 Studios
    • Speakers:
      • Micki Byrnes (LC 2005, LL, CLC Board),WKYC
      • Mark Rosenberger, Ideastream Public Media
      • Lila Mills (CBB 2015), Signal Ohio
  • Tuesday, June 18: Public safety – Violence prevention ecosystem
    Presented in collaboration with Partnership for a Safer Cleveland 

    • Location: Friendly Inn Settlement
    • Speaker:
      • Myesha Watkins, Cleveland Peacemakers Inc.
      • Charles See, (Retired from Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry)
      • Michelle Bell, M-PAC Cleveland
  • Wednesday, June 26: Major projects – Bedrock’s major downtown development projects
    • Location and speakers to be announced soon!

Costs + Registration

$60 per person per session

  • Tuesday, June 18: Public safety session
  • Wednesday, June 26: Major projects session

To learn more about the Summer Series, email Andrew Singer or call (216) 592-2281.