Community Forums

An engaged and active citizen is our best asset, and LakewoodAlive works with partners throughout the community to publicly discuss the issues of the day. We regularly host Community Forums designed to provide access to experts and resources within a particular field, as well as engage our Lakewood neighbors in meaningful discussions regarding topics pertinent to our community.

The following resources pertain to past forums LakewoodAlive has hosted.  We hope you find them informative and useful.

 

From Refugee to Neighbor Part 2: Understanding Public Policy and Community Impact

May 2017
Recap Article: LakewoodAlive’s “From Refugee to Neighbor” Community Forum Celebrates Our City’s Diversity 

Additional Resources

Building Hope in the City Community West Foundation
City of Lakewood Refugee Services Collaborative of Greater Cleveland
Cleveland Catholic Charities – Migration and Refugee Services The Refugee Response

 

 

The Heroin Epidemic: Understanding Impact and Options

November 2016
Recap Article: 90 Attendees Pack Lakewood Public Library for Community Forum Regarding Heroin Epidemic

Additional Resources

ADAMHS Board Heroin Crisis Hotline Let’s Face Heroin Resource Guide
City of Lakewood Addiction Resources Project DAWN Opioid Overdose Education Program
Cuyahoga County Opiate Task Force Rx Drug Drop Box Program
Cuyahoga County Heroin & Fentanyl Data St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Addiction Education

 

 

A Deep Dive: Lake Erie Starts at Home

June 2016
Recap Article: LakewoodAlive’s Community Forum Draws Crowd to Discuss Lake Erie

 

 

From Refugee to Neighbor: Continuing the Conversation

November 2015

 

 

Exploring the Legend: Is Equality Alive in Lakewood

May 2015

 

 

Housing: Securing a Second Century

December 2013

 

 

Housing: A New Approach for a New Century

May 2012

 

 

2010 US Census: What it Means for Lakewood

November 2011

 

 

Bailey Building and Beyond: Downtown Development

November 2010

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