We would appreciate it if all attendees would read Dr. Bier's book before the conference. Cleveland State has provided a link to the eBook as well as a in the Plain Dealer by panel moderator Steve Litt.
The 28th Annual Ohio Fair Lending & Vital Communities Conference will be held on October 27, 2017 at Cleveland State University's Levin College of Urban Affairs and will focus on our yearlong theme of "Rebuilding the Community." CLEs pending.
Registration and continental breakfast begin at 7:45 and the conference will start promptly at 8:30 with a speech from Mark Schweitzer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
We are pleased to have Dr. Tom Bier, Senior Fellow at CSU's Levin College, as our keynote speaker. He will be discussing his new book, Housing Dynamics in Northeast Ohio: Setting the Stage for Resurgence, in his address to the conference. Dr. Bier has spent a quarter of century studying housing trends and how public policy affects cities. His areas of expertise include housing markets, population movement, urban sprawl, and urban development.
In addition to Dr. Bier's keynote address, we will have four panel discussions surrounding our theme of "Rebuilding the Community". The topics include community benefits agreements, new approaches to urban transportation, and the future role of community development corporations. In addition, we will also host a response panel to the keynote address. This is sure to be an informative day filled with great speakers. Please RSVP by October 26, 2017 to ensure our registration records are up to date. Keep up with the latest information by following us on twitter (@ofl_conference) and using the hashtag #oflc2017.
7:45-8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30-9:00 Welcome and Introductory Speaker
Charles Bromley, Founder and Director, Ohio Fair Lending Coalition
Mark Sweitzer, Senior Vice President for Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Staci Glenn-Short, Senior Vice President for Fair & Responsible Banking, Huntington
Stefanie Steward-Young, Senior Vice President, Regional Director, Community & Economic Development, Fifth Third Bank
Barbara Anderson, role of GCRC; moderator of questions
10:15-11:15 PANEL: NEW APPROACHES TO URBAN TRANSPORTATION Moderator: Hunter Morrison, Director, Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium
Joyce Braverman, Director, Planning Department of City of Shaker Heights
Jose Feliciano, External Affairs Administrator, RTA
11:15-12:15 PANEL: THE FUTURE ROLE OF CDCS Moderator: Dennis Keating, Emeritus Professor of Urban Studies and Law, Cleveland State University
Robert Jaquay, Associate Director, The Gund Foundation
Joel Ratner, President and C.E.O., Cleveland Neighborhood Progres
12:15-12:30 Lunch 12:30-1:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Thomas Bier, Ph.D, Senior Fellow, Levin College of Urban Affairs, CSU Author, Housing Dynamics in Northeast Ohio: Setting the Stage for Resurgence, August, 2017 1:15-2:15 PANEL: RESPONSE TO KEYNOTE Moderator: Steve Litt, The Plain Dealer
Matt Zone, Cleveland City Council Ward 15
Peter Rubin, President, The Coral Company
Chase Ritenauer, Mayor, City of Lorain
Jim Rokakis, Vice President, Western Reserve Land Conservancy