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4th Annual Vibrant NEO Champion Awards


Join the Vibrant NEO Board (also known as the Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium) at its virtual 2021 Champion Awards event. This event recognizes our top stewards who are leading the way to making Northeast Ohio a more equitable, sustainable and economically successful region. This year, we honor the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University as our Regional Champion for playing a leading role in fostering regional collaboration and creating vibrant communities. We are excited to announce Dean Roland Anglin from the Levin College as our keynote speaker. We're also happy to announce four other Champion Award Winners: Eastgate Council of Governments for their Regional Broadband Feasibility Study Fund for Our Economic Future for The Paradox Prize The City of Oberlin for their 2019 Climate Action Plan Update Wayne County Rails to Trails for the Heartland Trail Learn all about these exciting projects on Thursday, November 18, from noon to 1:00 p.m.

Brownfield Redevelopment Webinar

Northeast Ohio has a long and proud history of being a manufacturing center for the world; however, this sometimes results in vacant industrial properties that may be polluted. This threat of contamination prevents sites from being reused for new businesses, housing, or parks. Pursuing the remediation and redevelopment of abandoned properties is therefore one of the nine key Vibrant NEO themes. This panel discussion brings together leaders across sectors who all have experience with brownfield remediation and redevelopment. Join us to learn how the public, private, and nonprofit sectors can all work together to revitalize these sites, create jobs, and protect the environment. Moderator: Diana Rife, Senior Project Manager for Revitalization, JobsOhio Panelists: Aaron Clapper, Senior Manager of Outreach and Projects, Greater Ohio Policy Center Mike Gammella, Mayor, City of Brookpark Matt Kanicki, Vice President, The Arthur Louis Steel Company Dan Tjoelker, Lead Brownfield Coordinator, Ohio EPA