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FitzGerald Announces Additional Transition Participants

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Matt Carroll, 216-698-7704

County Executive-elect Ed FitzGerald announced today that he has significantly expanded transition participants and expert advisors.   

FitzGerald announced his senior Advisory Group the day after the election – David Abbott of the Gund Foundation, Andres Gonzalez of the Cleveland Clinic, Fred Nance of Squire Sanders and Dempsey, and Sharon Sobol Jordan of the Center for Families and Children.  This group has continued to advise FitzGerald on transition activities.   

In addition, the following is only a partial list of community leaders who are participating in the transition process, assisting in many areas, including analyzing the recommendations of the 13 work groups who participated in the process:   

  • Larry Benders, Workforce Investment Board
  • Christine Bluso, Friends of the Cleveland School of the Arts
  • Patricia Britt, Cleveland City Council
  • John Carney, Port of Cleveland
  • Mike Coleman, Sheet Metal Workers Local 33
  • Lovell Custard, Murtis Taylor Multi-Service Center
  • Janice Eatman, CASE Center of Civic Engagement
  • Kathy Hallissey, Cleveland Foundation
  • Mayor Kevin Kennedy, City of North Olmsted
  • Sam Lockhart, former Service Director of City of East Cleveland
  • Stanley Miller, NAACP
  • Dan Moore, Dan T. Moore Companies
  • Gary Norton, Mayor, City of East Cleveland
  • Nancy Peppler, Cleveland Heights/University Heights School Board
  • Tom Perciak, Mayor, City of Strongsville
  • LeJean Ray, Fatima Family Center
  • Baiju Shah, Bioenterprise, Inc.
  • Don Slocum, Neighborhood Leadership Institute
  • Michael Smedley, Office of Mayor Gary Norton, East Cleveland
  • Kent Smith, Euclid Board of Education
  • Jason Stein, Cleveland Heights/University Heights Public Library Board of Trustees
  • Allison Wallace, Greater Cleveland Neighborhood Centers Association
  • Steve Wertheim, United Way First Call for Help
  • Sandra Williams, State Representative
  • Denise Zeman, St. Luke’s Foundation of Greater Cleveland
  • Terry Joyce, Local 310
  • Duane Thornton, The Presidents' Council    

Meetings have been set with work groups, to review and analyze recommendations related to improvements and changes in county government.  FitzGerald encourages more community members to participate in the transition process.  Information on work group meetings and opportunities for participation can be directed to dmerriman@cuyahogacounty.usor by phone to 216-263-4606.