Global Cleveland

May 27, 2011

The Civic Commons received mention in the Plain Dealer related to participation at the Global Cleveland Summit on Wednesday May 25, 2011. Global Cleveland launched the initiative with the goal of attracting 100,000 new Clevelanders. The Civic Commons partnered with Global Cleveland to continue the conversations online and we even attracted new users. These conversations are featured on the Global Clevleand issue page. Please check them out and contribute to the conversation!  


She's 21, lives in Little Italy, and sighs to watch the sun set over Lake Erie.

Ohio: A New Kind of Battleground

May 13, 2011

Amy Hanauer of Policy Matters Ohio highlights The Civic Commons in The Nation for the April panel discussion and forum "Cut, Tax or Change: The Kasich Budget". 

Missed the forum? See what Amy's talking about and join the conversation.


Facing a state budget that guts public jobs and services, a progressive coalition comes alive.

Changing Gears: Regional Prosperity

January 27, 2011

The Civic Commons was mentioned in this Sound of Ideas broadcast discussing how regionalism and government collaboration in Northeast Ohio could contribute to progress in our corner of the state.


May 5, 2011     School Closings Posted Thursday, January 27, 2011   Download   RSS   Podcast   Short URL  Share There's been a lot of talk about regionalism in Northeast Ohio. Talk about local governments collaborating on bricks, mortar and asphalt investments and planning the best way to use land. Talk about combining basic services. Even talk about sharing tax revenues so the well-to-do communities help lift the struggling ones to benefit all. Talk, talk, talk. What about some action? The prospects for progress in the pursuit of regionalism, Thursday at 9:00 on the Sound of Ideas. It's part of our...

Akron Residents Vent Concerns to Deputy Mayor at Mobile Town Hall Event

January 06, 2011

Three different news outlets (the Akronist, Akron Beacon Journal and WKSU) reported on The Civic Commons' first ever "Mobile Town Hall", an event which allowed citizens to speak one-on-one with Dave Lieberth, Deputy Mayor of Akron using Skype at the Akron Public Library.


Dewayne Wheeler is frustrated. A convicted felon who has paid his debt to society, Wheeler has fallen upon hard times, and all he really wants to do i...

Making Do With Less

November 10, 2010

Dan Moulthrop, The Civic Commons' Curator of Conversation, guest stars in a "Sound of Ideas" broadcast concerning the implications of the recent election on state budgeting and how citizens can contribute to the discussion around reshaping government.


We talk with local public officials about the austerity message they received from voters last week.