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The Sound of Ideas

The Road to Reform

Posted Monday, December 14, 2009

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Now that Cuyahoga County has voted to change its form of government, what kind of leader is best suited to be the county executive? Someone who'll use the bully pulpit of the office to push an agenda and take the heat, or someone more conciliatory? More of an administrator? Or a visionary? Monday morning at 9, join host Dan Moulthrop as we pick up the conversation begun on the Road to Reform television special produced by ideastream, WKYC-Channel 3 and The Plain Dealer/Cleveland.com.


Economy, Government/Politics


Barbara Danforth President and CEO, YWCA of Greater Cleveland
Lee Friedman President and CEO, Cleveland Leadership Center
Joe Roman President and CEO, Greater Cleveland Partnership

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Bill Schlatterbeck 9:43 AM 12/14/09

I think that the person that is selected should be able to lead the development of a strategic plan for the county that is the guide for the next five to ten years.  I also wonder why we are only interested in looking at Summit County as an example of what we are entering into.  I lived in King County, Washington that includes Seattle and they had the type of county government we have decided we want.  It works well there and could be an example that we could look at along with any other counties in the nation that work well.

Karen 9:51 AM 12/14/09

I think Vern Hartnenberg would be perfect.  The man who turned around the Cleveland Metroparks; and is now retiring from the position.  (Lots of great articles about him lately in the papers and Cleveland magazine.)


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