12.07.05 City Club: Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman at The City Club of Cleveland

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 11/26/2005 - 18:44.
12/07/2005 - 12:00

CLEVELAND, OHMichael Coleman, serving his second
term as mayor of Columbus, will speak about his run for the
Democratic nomination for Ohio governor at noon on Wednesday, December 7,
2005
, at The City Club of
Cleveland.

 

Coleman began his career in public
office in 1992, when he was appointed to the Columbus City Council. He served as
City Council president from 1997 until his election to mayor in
1999.

 

Coleman
has made public safety and reinvigorating the city’s established neighborhoods
priorities during his tenure in office. Working with business and community
leaders, he is developing new housing in the city’s downtown and growing
neighborhoods. His Columbus Urban Growth Corporation, a partner in driving
public-private development, has attracted new business to locate in economically
challenged areas of the city.

 

Coleman
also is committed to education. He is constructing new public school facilities,
he led the collaboration of Ohio State University and downtown landowners to redevelop a closed store into a mixed
educational and residential complex, and he started Cap City Kids, which
provides children after-school recreational and educational
opportunities.

 

Coleman
was raised in Toledo and graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1977. He earned
his law degree from the University of Dayton Law School in
1980.

 

The
City Club has invited the major possible candidates for Ohio governor to speak.
Treasurer Kenneth Blackwell, Brian Flannery, State Auditor Betty Montgomery,
Attorney General Jim Petro, Jerry Springer, and Congressman Ted Strickland have
already spoken.

 

Tickets for this City Club Special
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
www.cityclub.org.

 

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.

Location

City Club of Cleveland
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