12.02.05 City Club: Voices & Choices: Transforming Our Region

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 11/18/2005 - 11:49.
12/02/2005 - 11:00

Lukensmeyer and David Abbott at The City Club of


CLEVELAND, OHDr. Carolyn J Lukensmeyer, president of
AmericaSpeaks, and David Abbott, executive director of The George Gund
Foundation, will speak about Voices & Choices at noon on Friday, December 2,
, at The City Club of


AmericaSpeaks, which is conducting
Voices & Choices, engages citizens in the public decisions that impact their
lives through dialogue about the best course of action on a given public
Voices & Choices is funded by the Fund for Our Economic Future, a
collaboration of nearly 70 philanthropic organizations that includes the Gund


& Choices will involve thousands of people across the region in setting a
course for the future that strives to produce more jobs and create better
economic opportunities for families and businesses. It will educate even more
people about the realities facing the regional economy. Through a series of town
meetings and public forums, people will come together to decide what to do to
revitalize the economy.


to founding AmericaSpeaks, Lukensmeyer served as consultant to the White House
chief of staff (1993-94), the deputy project director for management of the
National Performance Review for Vice President Al Gore’s reinventing government
task force, and chief of staff to Governor Richard F. Celeste of


Lukensmeyer earned a Ph.D. from
Case Western
University and completed postgraduate training
at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland.


Tickets for this City Club Friday
Forum are $15 for members and $25 for non-members. Lunch is included.
Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance of the event. They can be
purchased by calling The City Club at 216.621.0082 or visiting the website at


Established in 1912 to encourage new
ideas and a free exchange of thought, The City Club of Cleveland is the oldest
continuous free speech forum in the country, renowned for its tradition of
debate and discussion. The City Club’s mission is to inform, educate and inspire
citizens by presenting significant ideas and providing opportunities for
dialogue in a collegial setting.


City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Ave, The City Club Building, 2nd Floor