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

Where have all the leaders gone?

I responded to Where have all the leaders gone?: Nancy -  Funny - I just posted something less well-written in a discussion on civility!   I...

Josh Mandel and Sherrod Brown snub the ABJ

I responded to Josh Mandel and Sherrod Brown snub the ABJ: Sigh.   Without leadership on civility by the candidates themselves, we as citizens will have...

Where have all the leaders gone?

I responded to Where have all the leaders gone?: When listening to Bill Clinton's speech last night, one thought kept popping up in my head:   ...

Where have all the leaders gone?

I want to discuss current political leadership and see what we need to do to foster better leadership in the future.

Does Cleveland need a sports championship to fully recover?

I responded to Anastasia Pantsios: Could you provide a few examples of how not to be "pathetic" and focus on "things that really...

Anastasia Pantsios

One of this city's problems is that too many people think this matters. Until we get over this fixation on major league sports and having a winning team having ANYTHING to do with having a flourishing region, we will... Continue reading

Does Cleveland need a sports championship to fully recover?

I responded to David Pearl: Define "we."

David Pearl

This morning I'm sure I was not the only Clevelander to wake up with a little smile on my face, knowing Team Villain and the one who shall not be named were quashed last night by the Dallas Mavericks to end the 2011 NBA... Continue reading