Forum

LEVIN COLLEGE FORUM

25th Annual Ohio Fair Lending and Vital Communities Conference

Friday, November 14, 2014
8:00am-3:00pm
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
Cleveland State University 
 

Agenda

8:00-8:45 REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:45 WELCOME

  • Kathy Hexter, Cleveland State University
  • Charles Bromley, Director of Ohio Fair Lending Coalition

9:00-9:30 OVERVIEW: WHERE WE ARE NOW

  • Paul Kaboth, Vice President and Community Development Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland 
  • Q & A and Audience Response

9:30-10:30 THE REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE
Moderator: Phil Star, Executive in Residence, Levin College

  • Hunter Morrison, Sustainable Communities Consortium
  • Tom Bier, CSU Emeritus
  • Q & A and Audience Response

10:30-10:45 BREAK

10:45-11:15 FORECLOSURE RESPONSE PERSPECTIVE 
Vacant and Abandoned Property Action Council Recommendations Frank Ford, VAPAC Chair Senior Policy Advisor, Thriving Communities 

  • Q & A and Audience Response

11:15-12:15  THE MUNICIPAL PERSPECTIVE
Moderator: Phil Star

  • Ed Rybka, Chief of Regional Development
  • Tony Brancatelli, City Councilman, Ward 12
  • Ron O’Leary, Director of Building and Housing
  • Daryl Rush,  Director of Community Development
  • Q & A and Audience Response

12:15-1:00 LUNCH   

  • Report on $50 Million Demolition Bond.
  • Yvonne M. Conwell – County Council, Dale Miller – County Council, Bill Whitney – Land Bank Operating Officer Bill Whitney

1:00-2:00  FIRST SUBURBS
Moderator: Phil Star

  • Mayor Brad Sellers, Warrensville Heights
  • Mayor Tim DeGeeter, Parma
  • Mayor Mike Summers, Lakewood 
  • Mayor Gary Norton, East Cleveland
  • Q & A and Audience Respons

2:00 REFLECTIONS
Moderator: Phil Star

  • Chris Evan, Northeast Ohio Media Group
  • Laura Johnston, Northeast Ohio Media Group;
  • Richard Andrews, Real Deal
  • Q & A and Audience Response

3:00 ADJOURN