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The City Club Forum

The City Club of Cleveland firmly believes in the free expression of all ideas and the benefits of an open exchange. It is nonpartisan and does not take positions on issues. All speakers must answer unfiltered, unrehearsed questions directly from the audience.

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  • Trees are a critical piece of our community: They make neighborhoods healthier and safer; add economic value to homes and businesses; help meet environmental challenges; and give us all a stronger connection to nature that improves mental health.
  • As the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Steven Dettelbach is charged with overseeing the federal agency charged with protecting the public by enforcing laws and regulations related to firearms, explosives, arson, and alcohol and tobacco trafficking.
  • Dr. Airica Steed joined MetroHealth in December 2022 and is the first woman, first Black person, and first nurse to serve as its chief executive in the health system’s almost 200-year history.
  • Join us at the City Club as we hear from Emily Campbell as part of our Local Heroes series, and where opportunities lie for propelling the region, and its people forward.
  • Aaron David Miller is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, focusing on U.S. foreign policy. Between 1978 and 2003, Miller served at the State Department as a historian, analyst, negotiator, and advisor to Republican and Democratic secretaries of state, where he helped formulate U.S. policy on the Middle East and the Arab-Israel peace process, most recently as the senior advisor for Arab-Israeli negotiations.
  • After he built CLE Consulting, into a thriving business and tax advisory firm, LaRese Purnell has devoted himself to teaching the tools of entrepreneurship and wealth building throughout Cleveland.
  • What does the future of downtown Cleveland look like? Join us to hear from Downtown Cleveland's Michael Deemer and University Circle Inc's new President, Kate Borders on how can we reimagine downtown from a business district into a diverse, vibrant, mixed-use neighborhood.
  • Adam Mansbach is back with his latest novel, The Golem of Brooklyn--which is a hilarious and satirical weaving of Jewish folklore and history into a thoroughly modern tale of faith, retribution and healing.
  • As the organization’s sixth president, Heather Conley is leading the German Marshall Fund forward during these times of international unrest and upheaval.