NEO Public Policy Forums

Northeast Ohio Public Policy Forums –
Covering Important Issues For Our Region (2016)

Information on upcoming Northeast Ohio Public Policy Forums (co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, and other organizations) can also be found on the CWRU website (click here)


The Election for Mayor: a discussion about the future of Cleveland
08/29/2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tinkham Veale University Center, CWRU Campus, 11038 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, Ohio, 44106

Leila Atassi, reporter, Plain Dealer, will moderate.
Panelists include:
Tom Beres, reporter, WKYC-TV (retired)
Michael Nelson, president, Cleveland NAACP
Chris Quinn, editor and president, Advance Ohio


Ohio Drug Price Relief Act ballot issue - a look at both sides
09/19/2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bay Village Library, 502 Cahoon Rd
Bay Village, Ohio, 44140

Moderated by Jeremy Pelzer, Cleveland.com


The Ohio Board of Education a.k.a. the State School Board
09/25/2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Shaker Heights Public Library, 16500 Van Aken Blvd
Shaker Heights, OH, 44120

NOTE CHANGE: This event was originally scheduled for August 22.
Panelists:Meryl Johnson, State Board of Education Member, District 11
Peggy Lehner, Ohio State Senator (R, District 6); Chair, Senate Standing Committee on Educationr
Mary Rose Oakar, former member, State Board of Education


Race and infant mortality in Northeast Ohio
09/27/2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Heights Libraries, Main Branch, 2345 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights, Ohio, 44118

Brie Zeltner, The Plain Dealer, will moderate.
Christin Farmer, executive director, Birthing Beautiful Communities
Dr. Arthur R. James, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center; interim executive director, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity; Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Angela Newman White, supervisor, Maternal & Child Health Program, Cuyahoga County Board of Health



Videos of Past 2017 Northeast Ohio Public Policy Forums: 

For video of past 2017 forums visit our YouTube channel.

Wildlife in Northeast Ohio: Why can’t we all just get along – July 17

Transportation in Northeast Ohio. Where’s the Equity? – June 14

Fracking and the Impact of the Utica Shale in Ohio – May 16

East Side Development: Prospects for Reinvention – May 9
Slides from the forum:Moderator Terry Schwarz’s slides; Wayne Mortensen’s slides

The Foster Care System in Northeast Ohio. Is it Broken? – April 18 

The Impact of State Budget Cuts on Northeast Ohio Communities – March 21
A post-forum article “Public forum on state budget cuts highlights local government frustration” was written by Peter Krouse and published in cleveland.com on March 22.

The Proposed Merger of Cleveland and East Cleveland – January 31, 2017


Videos of 2016 Northeast Ohio Public Policy Forums: 

For video of these forums visit our YouTube channel.

Sports Stadium Financing in Cleveland – November 17, 2016

Relationship between Cleveland Police and the Community – November 15, 2016

Marijuana Legalization – October 13, 2016

Water Quality of Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River – September 15, 2016

Redistricting and Voting Rights in Ohio – August 25, 2016

For video of the following forums click on the links provided:

2016 Republican National Convention: What’s in it for Cleveland? – May 17, 2016Click here for video.

Pre-School Education in Cuyahoga County – April 12, 2016. Click here for video.

2016 Ohio and U.S. Primary Preview – March 1, 2016. Click here for video.

Cuyahoga County Waterfronts and Neighborhood Development – February 9, 2016. Click here for video.

Your Money, Your Healthcare: Accessing Quality Treatment at a Time of Rapid Change – January 19, 2016. Click here for video.


Videos of 2015 Northeast Ohio Public Policy Forums – click here.