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An update from the city on the 2010 summit

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/09/10 @ 1:09pm

The city of Cleveland Office of Sustainability released the following update on the 2010 summit for the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 initiative, an invitation-only gathering at Public Hall on September 22-23.

Last summer, Mayor Frank G. Jackson brought together a diverse group of people vested in and dedicated to Cleveland to use their vast knowledge and imagination to create an action plan for building a green economy for Cleveland's future. As promised, he is convening a follow up summit for this year. At this year's summit, efforts will be focused on generating momentum on current efforts and promoting job creation. Summit 2010: The Glocal Engine will be held September 22-23 at the Cleveland Convention Center. This year's summit will focus on the strength of the local economy in positioning our region to be globally competitive. We will explore how SC2019 can positively impact the capacity of creating a stronger connection between the local and global businesses.

This year's follow-up summit will again incorporate the Appreciative Inquiry method (AI) as the facilitation method. AI is a collaborative, interactive, and action oriented process for creating change. We are doing more than having conversations; we are planning how we will solidify Cleveland's sustainable future. That is why participants are asked to commit to both days of this summit. A firm commitment is required in order for applicants to obtain an appointment to the Summit team.

How to Apply for Summit 2010 :

Community stakeholders are encouraged to apply for Summit 2010 by August 27, 2010. Applications will be approved on a rolling basis. Seats at the summit are limited and will be filled as applications are approved. If your application is approved, there will be a $35 fee which covers a portion of the food provided at the summit. You will be notified by September 15, 2010 if your application has been approved. Scholarships are available and your approval is not based on your ability to pay.

For scholarship information, contact Angela Fleming Email: afleming@city.cleveland.oh.us   Phone: 216-664-2455. For more information, please go here.

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