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.
LakewoodAlive to Host “Transportation for a 21st Century City” Community Forum on November 14
As transportation preferences continue to evolve, our society is increasingly seeking better options for getting around. But how can we ensure our region’s transportation policies keep pace with our modern-day transportation needs?
LakewoodAlive, a community-centered nonprofit organization, announces it will host a community forum – entitled Transportation for a 21st Century City – from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, at Harrison Elementary School (2080 Quail Street in Lakewood’s Historic Birdtown Neighborhood). This community conversation will offer insightful dialogue regarding how we as a society can improve our transportation system to address today’s unique transportation challenges, capitalize on changing lifestyle preferences and enhance quality of life for individuals without adequate access to transportation.
Both the general public and members of the media are invited to attend this free forum as the community seeks to better understand current and future transportation needs and how we can create a more responsive transportation system to meet these needs. The discussion will delve into the evolution of transportation within our society, best practices for urban transit and transportation solutions ranging from expanded public access to biking alternatives to walkable neighborhoods and rideshare options.
Michael P. Summers, Mayor of the City of Lakewood, will oversee a distinguished group of panelists for an informative discussion. The final 30 minutes will be devoted to panelists fielding questions from the audience.
The panelists participating in this community forum include:
–Grace Gallucci, Executive Director, Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency
-Antoinette Gelsomino, Director of Human Services, City of Lakewood
-Matthew Marko, Emerging Mobility, Progressive Insurance
LakewoodAlive hosts community forums pertaining to topics relevant to residents, from within and also outside the city. For more information, contact LakewoodAlive at 216-521-0655.
The following resources pertain to past forums LakewoodAlive has hosted. We hope you find them informative and useful.
Civil Discourse and Mutual Respect
|American Psychological Association||Charles Koch Institute|
|Cuyahoga Community College||National Institute for Civil Discourse|
|Psychology Today||Teaching Tolerance|
Depression, Anxiety and Teens – Who Cares? A Community Conversation
|Child Mind Institute||City of Lakewood – Division of Youth|
|Lakewood City School District||TeenMentalHealth.org|
Embracing Diversity: Fostering Equity and Inclusion in Lakewood
|City of Lakewood||Compass Consulting Services|
|The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio||International Community Council|
|Lakewood Community Relations Advisory Commission||She Collective|
What’s Our Plan: A Community Conversation About School Safety
|City of Lakewood||Educator’s School Safety Network|
|Lakewood City School District||Lakewood Police Department|
|National Education Association||School Safety Initiative|
Aging in Place: Wave of the Future
Recap: Planning Ahead: LakewoodAlive’s Community Forum Ponders Future of Aging Population
|Aging in Place Resource Guide||Enterprise Community Partners|
|Lakewood Division of Aging||LSC Service Corp.|
|National Aging in Place Council||Senior Transportation Connection|
From Refugee to Neighbor Part 2: Understanding Public Policy and Community Impact
|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
A Deep Dive: Lake Erie Starts at Home
Recap: LakewoodAlive’s Community Forum Draws Crowd to Discuss Lake Erie
From Refugee to Neighbor: Continuing the Conversation
Exploring the Legend: Is Equality Alive in Lakewood
Housing: Securing a Second Century
Housing: A New Approach for a New Century
2010 US Census: What it Means for Lakewood
Bailey Building and Beyond: Downtown Development