Cliff Skalba

Skalba, Cliff

I`m a Liberal Democrat trying to get the truth out..

Dan Moulthrop

Moulthrop, Dan

I'm CEO at the City Club of Cleveland (, former Curator of Conversation here at the Civic Commons and one of the co-founders, as well. Once upon a time, I taught high school English in California and lived in a castle. Not really. My wife and I have three children, and ...

Nancy Reeves

Reeves, Nancy

I was transplanted from a small town in Nebraska in 1974. Since then I've graduated from three local post-secondary schools, lived in four local communities (in three counties), worked in three more (in three counties), taught high school (Shaw High School - East Cleveland), and parent...

Jill Miller Zimon

Miller Zimon, Jill

Former Project Director, EfficientGovNetwork and Director of Partnerships for the Civic Commons. Currently a candidate for Ohio State Representative for House District 12 (Bedford, Bedford Hts, Cleveland Ward 1, Maple Heights, Mayfield Heights, North Randall, Orange Village, Pepper Pike...

Daryl Rowland

Rowland, Daryl

Manager of Marketing, Communications and Outreach Award-winning television writer-producer and marketer Daryl Rowland comes to the Civic Commons by way of Hollywood Boulevard and Madison Avenue. Having grown tired of our nation’s side coasts, he now resides on our glorious North C...

Jason Russell

Russell, Jason

Feel free to email me with ideas/suggestions/comments at

Andrew Samtoy

Samtoy, Andrew

I joined the Civic Commons in October, 2013 after a short career as an attorney and a long time in community organizing and engagement. I spend every minute of every day thinking about how I can get people to interact with each other - and now, at the Civic Commons, it's what I'm suppo...

Jason Segedy

Segedy, Jason

Director of the Metropolitan Planning Organization serving Greater Akron. My responsiblities include developing a regional transportation plan; overseeing the expenditure of federal transportation funds; and coordinating transportation improvements and regional planning initiatives wit...

Mike Shafarenko

Shafarenko, Mike

I'm the Director of Civic Commons ideastream and one of its co-founders.

Ben Schmitt

Schmitt, Ben

Marketing specialist. Freelance writer. Recovering full-time journalist. Husband, father, Pittsburgh-booster.

Taryn Gress

Gress, Taryn

I'm a Northeast Ohio transplant from Massachusetts and I love living in this region because it has so much potential. I work as the Operations and Communications Coordinator at the Civic Commons, which means I wear many hats every day. I'm an alumna of The College of Wooster and Case We...

Carey McDougall

McDougall, Carey

Associate Professor of Art, Kent State University at Stark Co-Chair, Academic Affairs Strategic Planning Committee I am really interested in the ideas our community has as those are the ideas we can most easily move forward with. I'm looking forward to hearing from across the univer...

Peter Comings

Comings, Peter

Oberlin resident; managing editor of West Life, The Press, North Ridgeville Press with offices in Avon Lake. Reach me on twitter or G+.

Laura McShane

McShane, Laura

I am not necessarily going to say what you want to hear. I want to live in a community that respects everyone regardless of income, nationality, gender, religion, sexual orientation and the mistakes we all make in life. I just want to be happy and to have a city that takes care of its o...

Ramona Gupta

Gupta, Ramona

I also serve as the advisor to a social justice leadership program focused on issues of cultural competency and inclusion called One Tribe Scholars, and to three student organizations: Asian Student Organization, Muslim Student Association, and One Tribe.