Ed Jerse

Director of Regional Collaboration

Ed Jerse

I am the Director of Regional Collaboration for Cuyahoga County.

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Discussion with Director of Regional Collaboration Ed Jerse

I responded to Nancy Reeves: Agreed. The Towpath is really coming into its own - we just attended a groundbreaking for an...

Nancy Reeves

In terms of transportation, the Northcoast Express is wonderful.  I don't have the opportunity to commute to Cleveland often, but the last time I did I sat next to a high school student who was commuting from West Akron to... Continue reading

Discussion with Director of Regional Collaboration Ed Jerse

I responded to Jill Miller Zimon: Well, a thank you to you, Jill, and the Civic Commons for setting up this format - it's a great...

Jill Miller Zimon

We have just a few minutes left, if you can believe that. Is there anything else you'd like to cover in this first chat (you like that, "first"?!)?

Discussion with Director of Regional Collaboration Ed Jerse

I responded to Ed Jerse: Before I go, I wantto remind everyone of the Shared Services Expo to be held November 27th at the...

Ed Jerse

I think an important role they can play is to urge local officials to look into and be responsive to these regionalism efforts.  It really is an exciting time in Cuyahoga County and Northeast Ohio as the new form of... Continue reading

Discussion with Director of Regional Collaboration Ed Jerse

I responded to Jill Miller Zimon: I think an important role they can play is to urge local officials to look into and be responsive...

Jill Miller Zimon

How can residents, taxpayers and other non-governmental folks get involved in these efforts, Ed? We know folks are busy, community outreach may be overwhelmed with other subject matter (like education perhaps). What do you... Continue reading

Discussion with Director of Regional Collaboration Ed Jerse

I responded to Ed Jerse: To learn more about the Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities effort, go to http://vibrantneo.org/

Ed Jerse

Like you, Nancy, I do a lot of inter-county travel - to Lake County from my home in Euclid and to Aurora Farms in Geauga County.  Your point about public transit is an important one which is being considered by the... Continue reading

Discussion with Director of Regional Collaboration Ed Jerse

I responded to Nancy Reeves: Like you, Nancy, I do a lot of inter-county travel - to Lake County from my home in Euclid and to...

Nancy Reeves

That actually fits to a question I was going to ask. Having lived or worked in 4 counties in the NE Ohio area, and I live close enough to a 5th to do much of my shopping in it, I tend to think of it as one big community,... Continue reading

Discussion with Director of Regional Collaboration Ed Jerse

I responded to Jill Miller Zimon: Some services we already provide: Human resources; health benefits; sewer maintenance; road...

Jill Miller Zimon

Let's get to some brass tacks - the county provision of services to political subdivisions. You've mentioned IT - what other areas of service provision, on a county-wide level, are you pursuing?

Discussion with Director of Regional Collaboration Ed Jerse

I responded to Jill Miller Zimon: Regionalism is about getting communities out of their "silos" both for regional economic...

Jill Miller Zimon

And so the regionalism efforts can be seen as a way to represent, as a bigger set of assets? That's how I often think of it.

Discussion with Director of Regional Collaboration Ed Jerse

I responded to Jill Miller Zimon: The Health Alliance is an effort to promote healthy living in communities as well as in the...

Jill Miller Zimon

The Health Alliance is an effort that I know I've "seen" in terms of it being referenced here and there. Could you tell us a bit about it - what political subdivisions does it involve (all or some?) and what goals are you... Continue reading

Discussion with Director of Regional Collaboration Ed Jerse

I responded to Daryl Rowland: I certainly second that notion! As a lifelong Clevelander, I am a big proponent of changing the...

Daryl Rowland

As a former New Yorker, I would mention that a shared sense of identity helps to make the boroughs cohere in NY. Fostering that kind of perception in Cleveland is an important part of the challenge.

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