CES Event

Leadership Breakfast: Julius Ciaccia, Jr., NEORSD

6/17/2014  7:30 AM to 9:00 AM


Crowne Plaza Cleveland South
5300 Rockside Road
Independence, Ohio 44113

CES Leadership Breakfast Programs showcase the region’s business, community and public sector leaders; speaking on the impact and value of technology and engineering in achieving corporate success, economic growth and enhanced quality of life.

Spring 2014 Leadership Breakfast Series

Perspectives on Growth & Economic Development

Series Sponsored by: Middough Inc.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Bobbie Reichtell, Executive Director Campus District, Inc.
Community Development Corporations have been taking a more active role in planning and implementing community revitalization efforts. Effective CDCs attain success through community organizing, project implementation, creating partnerships, providing leadership and finding resources. Campus District Inc. is focused on the 500+ acres that serve as the arts & education district of downtown Cleveland. Key stakeholders in the area have been investing significantly: Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga Community College and St. Vincent Charity Hospital. Initiatives are already underway to improve connectivity in the area and CDI sees enormous potential for the Campus District to compliment the growing urban core with unique housing, commercial space and public amenities. CDI Executive Director Bobbi Reichtell will offer insight into areas likely for future development, infrastructure improvements, and give attendees a sneak peek at potential residential and commercial projects.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
William Friedman, President & CEO, Port of Cleveland
The Port of Cleveland is the only local government agency whose sole mission is to spur job creation and economic vitality in Cuyahoga County. The Port recently approved support for more than $400 million in downtown Cleveland redevelopment projects; including, Flats East Bank II, “The 9” mixed-use development adjacent to the new County Headquarters, and the Optima-Sage hotel project. These projects bring jobs and tax revenue, but perhaps most important, keep the momentum going on a development renaissance in the area. Mr. Friedman will discuss the economic development priorities and strategy of the Port and the vital role they play in the community.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Julius Ciaccia, Jr., Executive Director Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District treats over 94 billion gallons of wastewater per year and serves all or part of 62 communities and over one million people in a 350 square-mile tributary area, 80 square miles of which is served by combined sewers. Operating in Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, and Summit counties, and working closely in conjunction with the City of Cleveland and its Division of Water, the NEORSD is an independent political subdivision of the State of Ohio. It has an operating budget of over $200 million dollars, employs over 600 people, and operates four major facilities including a center for analysis and three treatment facilities. Presently, NEORSD is implementing wide-scale changes, partially on its own initiative, taking an anticipatory tactical stance to keep up with times, but also through federal mandate in United States of America and the State of Ohio v. Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (2010). As a result, a 25-year plan that has been dubbed Project Clean Lake has been put in place to create sweeping changes for the region’s water.

7:15 AM Registration begins
7:30 AM Breakfast buffet
8:00 AM Program begins
9:00 AM Adjourn

CES Members $35, Non-Members $45, Student Rate: $25

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*Table of 8 at the event
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*Logo on the cover of the event program

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