November 11, 2014 [Sheryl Harris, The Plain Dealer]
Mayors and planners from around Cuyahoga County will explore what the county can do to rejuvenate its housing market at the 25th Ohio Fair Lending and Vital Communities Conference.
The theme of this year’s conference is “The First 100 Days – a Vision for Change in Cuyahoga County.”
The free event takes place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Cleveland State University’s Levin College of Urban Affairs, 2121 Euclid Ave., Cleveland.
Panels will lay out recommendations on what the county’s incoming administration can do to improve the housing market by creating a comprehensive county housing policy, establishing a foreclosure response office and making sure the $50 million demolition bond fund is used effectively.
Presenters include the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Vice President Paul Kaboth; Warrensville Heights Mayor Brad Sellers; Lakewood Mayor Mike Summers; Euclid Mayor Bill Cervenik; East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton; Cleveland council member Tony Brancatelli; Cuyahoga Land Bank COO Bill Whitney and Northeast Ohio Media Group editorial writer Chris Evans.
The conference, which includes lunch, is free for everyone except attorneys. They’ll need to pay $50 to snag the four CLE credits. To register, call 216-651-2606 or visithttp://organizeohio.org/fair-lending-coalition.html