Surviving and Thriving in the Current Economic Landscape, A community conversation with Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Chief Operating Officer Darnell Brown
Friday, April 11, 2008
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
Cleveland State University
Glickman-Miller Hall Atrium
1717 Euclid Avenue
Frank G. Jackson, Mayor, City of Cleveland; Darnell Brown, Chief Operating Officer, City of Cleveland; and William Denihan, Chief Executive Officer, Cuyahoga County Community Mental Health Board and City of Cleveland Operations Efficiency Task Force (OETF) Council member.
Moderated by Dr. Vera Vogelsang-Coombs, Master of Public Administration (MPA) Director and Associate Professor, Cleveland State University’s Levin College of Urban Affairs.
This forum is a community conversation about the innovations taking place at Cleveland City Hall. In April 2006, Mayor Jackson launched the Operations Efficiency Task Force (OETF), a public and private partnership that he challenged to find ways to reduce costs and increase revenues while improving service to residents by looking at every aspect of city government.
After two years of analysis and implementation, the city was able to carry over $26 million of savings in FY 2008 without a financial crisis or layoffs. The Mayor and Darnell Brown will discuss what this means for the city and the long-term economic viability of the city and region.
This program is free and open to the community. Registration is requested at http://urban.csuohio.edu/forum/ or by calling 216.523.7330.
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