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The City Club of The Mahoning Valley will hold its second forum Monday, Nov.14, at Stambaugh Auditorium, and this time the civic group will tackle the presidential election and what the results will mean for the region and the state.
The discussion will feature a panel of national, statewide, and local journalists and academics, talking about how the new president’s polices, as well as the ‘down-ticket’ results will affect the economy, education, and quality of life in the region.
The panel will feature Marilyn Geewax, senior business editor for National Public Radio, Karen Kasler, bureau chief Ohio Statehouse News, Doug Livingston, politics reporter for The Akron Beacon Journal, The Vindicator politics reporter, David Skolnick, and Paul Sracic professor and chair of YSU’s department of Politics and International Relations. YSU English professor and WYSUFM radio show host Tim Francisco will moderate.
Doors open at 5pm with dinner being served at 5:30pm. Individual tickets are $30.00. Tables for eight, which includes event sponsorship recognition, are $350 each.
NOTE: TICKET PURCHASE DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9
YOUNGSTOWN--- A group of community leaders have partnered with the historic City Club of Cleveland to start a chapter of the non-partisan forum for open debate and exchange of ideas in the Mahoning Valley.
The City Club of The Mahoning Valley will launch with a panel discussion on economic development in the Valley, featuring U.S. Economic Development Secretary and former Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams, Ohio State Sen. Capri Cafaro, YSU President Jim Tressel, Executive Director of the Youngtown-Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce Tom Humphries.
This first event will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at Stambaugh Auditorium. The event includes dinner and the general public is invited. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with dinner being served at 5:30pm. The cost is $30.00 per person. Table purchases end September 14 and individual ticket sales end September 16.
The Mahoning Valley Chapter of The City Club is being started by Tim Francisco, a professor at YSU and director of the Center for Working Class Studies; Phil Kidd, associate director of Youngstown Cityscape, Gary Sexton, director WYSU-FM; Terry Cloonan, local attorney; Hunter Morrison, former director of the Youngstown State’s Department of Urban & Regional Studies and the Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium; Alyssa Lenhoff Briggs, a marketing consultant; Sarah Lowry, citizen representative; and Dan Moulthrop, executive director of The City Club of Cleveland.
“We know the time is right for a forum like this in the Mahoning Valley. We’re experiencing a great deal of new energy and innovative thinking here and we are certain the City Club forum will help spark new connections, partnerships and projects that will capitalize on this momentum,” said Francisco.
For more information and for press queries, contact Phil Kidd, (330)519-8712 or Tim Francisco (330)402-1769