Andrew Samtoy

Host/Producer, Online and Community Engagement

Andrew Samtoy

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 supposed to be doing!

My Recent Activity

Welcoming(?)

I responded to Rachel Ciomcia: Shoot, I didn't see Rachel's post above.  

Rachel Ciomcia

Question-since the situation broke, the job listing that was being sent has stopped. Is there a gap in the community for job seekers or what other resources are filling the void? What's the need? 

Welcoming(?)

I responded to Rachel Ciomcia: Tim -  Were there any resources that compiled these emails you mentioned?  It seems to me that...

Rachel Ciomcia

Question-since the situation broke, the job listing that was being sent has stopped. Is there a gap in the community for job seekers or what other resources are filling the void? What's the need? 

Welcoming(?)

I responded to Tony Ramos: How do you see it rolling out?  Perhaps one industry, then replicating?  

Tony Ramos

This might be a little bit of a stretch, but it seems that Cleveland is a bit more tolerant, even welcoming, of an attitude toward monopolism than other cities or regions. Our area's greatest capitalist icon, John D.... Continue reading

Welcoming(?)

I responded to Tony Ramos: I'm trying to imagine if this would be applicable to other forms of distribution where there is...

Tony Ramos

This might be a little bit of a stretch, but it seems that Cleveland is a bit more tolerant, even welcoming, of an attitude toward monopolism than other cities or regions. Our area's greatest capitalist icon, John D.... Continue reading

Welcoming(?)

I responded to Tony Ramos: Interesting... With some sort of structure, perhaps, to ensure quality, but not so much that...

Tony Ramos

This might be a little bit of a stretch, but it seems that Cleveland is a bit more tolerant, even welcoming, of an attitude toward monopolism than other cities or regions. Our area's greatest capitalist icon, John D.... Continue reading

Welcoming(?)

I responded to Rachel Ciomcia: Rachel -  I just responded with something similar; did she fill some particular need in the...

Rachel Ciomcia

Question-since the situation broke, the job listing that was being sent has stopped. Is there a gap in the community for job seekers or what other resources are filling the void? What's the need? 

Welcoming(?)

I responded to Tony Ramos: By "turn it on its head," do you mean recreate it or turn it into more of a market?  She seemed...

Tony Ramos

This might be a little bit of a stretch, but it seems that Cleveland is a bit more tolerant, even welcoming, of an attitude toward monopolism than other cities or regions. Our area's greatest capitalist icon, John D.... Continue reading

Welcoming(?)

I responded to Andrew Samtoy: Another question: for these organizations, what's the ultimate purpose/goal?  What's the "why" of...

Andrew Samtoy

Two people so far have indicated that this might be an indication that we are eager to highlight the bad but slow to celebrate the good.  If so, is there anything we should do to celebrate what's going well?  What ARE the... Continue reading

Welcoming(?)

I responded to Becca Kopp: The possibility that we're imbalanced in NEO is interesting, because it seems that if we are,...

Becca Kopp

I believe there is a large contingent of us who attempt to make our region open and welcoming.  It is my understanding that there are many open jobs here as well.  I personally see the value of living here and all of the... Continue reading

Welcoming(?)

I responded to Andrew Samtoy: Is the media just unresponsive, or are there other organizations you're going to to try to...

Andrew Samtoy

Two people so far have indicated that this might be an indication that we are eager to highlight the bad but slow to celebrate the good.  If so, is there anything we should do to celebrate what's going well?  What ARE the... Continue reading