ELGL is headed to Cleveland State University for an
#ELGLInspire program on March 1, 2019!
Cleveland State University
The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
Friday, March 1 | Noon – 3:30
Noon – Arrive, check in, catered lunch
12:15 – Welcome from ELGL & Cleveland State University
12:30 – Quick Fire Presentations From Local Government Practitioners
These are fast-paced, four minute presentations about the challenges and opportunities in each sector of local government.
- John Gonzalez, Manager of Communications, NE Ohio Regional Sewer District
- Joseph McRae, Director of Parks & Recreation, City of Cleveland Heights
- Ann Klavora, Principal Planner, City of Shaker Heights
- Catherine Tkachyk, Chief Innovation & Performance Officer, Cuyahoga County
- Cathy Bailey, Director, Greater Cincinnati Water Works
- Natoya Walker Minor, Chief of Public Affairs, City of Cleveland
- Shaddy Swade, Project Director, Emergency Preparedness, City of Cleveland
- Meg Ryan Shockey, City Council, City of Brooklyn
- Danielle Clark, Management & Budget Analyst, Cuyahoga County
1:30 – Campfire Conversations With Local Government Practitioners
Students will choose a table where they will learn from the Quick Fire practitioners in a small group setting. After 10 minutes, students will rotate to a new table. This will be done four times so that every student gets a chance to sit with five practitioners to ask questions and hear from them about their path into local government and how they realized it was the career for them.
2:30 – What’s Next? Pursuing Public Service After Undergrad
This moderated session includes panelist discussions on career paths, as well as the chance for audience questions. Panelists include local government practitioners, MPA program representatives, and sponsor organization representatives.
- Tom Carroll, City Manager, Silverton, Ohio
- Alexandra Higl, Program Manager, Cleveland State University
- Jennifer Teal, Novak Consulting Group
- Harrison Wicks, Assistant to the City Manager, Kent, Ohio
- Zach Navin, Management Analyst, Wauwatosa, WI