On Saturday, May 14, 2016, the Cleveland Young Professional Senate (@ClevelandYPS) held their fourth annual YPCLE: Young Professional Civic Leadership and Empowerment Conference at The City Club of Cleveland. This year, it was entitled YPCLE: The Millennial Caucus, and was part of the Greater Cleveland Caucus Series. This series is the result of a partnership between the Cleveland Young Professional Senate, the Cleveland Foundation (@CleveFoundation), The City Club of Cleveland (@TheCityClub), and others.
Here is the official description of the YPCLE: The Millennial Caucus:
Saturday, May 14 at 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM in EDT
The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Join the Cleveland Young Professional Senate at our fourth annual YPCLE: Young Professional Civic Leadership and Empowerment Conference. Cleveland YPS is proud to partner with the Cleveland Foundation and The City Club of Cleveland, to present this year’s conference as part of the Greater Cleveland Caucus Series.
YPCLE: The Millennial Caucus is a free nonpartisan event that brings together our city's civic leaders and young professionals to dig deeper on issues related to education; environment; health; housing & neighborhoods; inclusion, population and demographics; jobs and the economy; safety; as well as transportation and infrastructure. Through a combination of speakers, panels, small group discussions and networking, attendees will brainstorm concrete solutions and action steps to enhance our regional momentum.
The Millennial Caucus continues the conversation from the Greater Cleveland Caucus Town Hall event, held March 12, where non-profit organizations and Greater Cleveland residents partnered together to define new community priorities across key issues to the future of our region. The event will also utilize new data from “The Pulse,” a partnership between the Cleveland Foundation and Crain’s Cleveland Business that captures publicly-available data in one dashboard to highlight progress and opportunities to continue to enhance lives of Greater Clevelanders throughout our community.
Schedule of events to be announced soon.
This nonpartisan, nonpolitical event is free and open to the public. While geared toward young professionals (age 20-40), all are invited to participate. Join us to lend your voice to the conversation. Reserve your ticket today!
We hope you will join us on May 14 for #YPCLE16! Learn more about Cleveland YPS by visiting www.ClevelandYPS.org. Follow upcoming events and learn more about the year-long Greater Cleveland Caucus series by visiting www.ClevelandFoundation.org/Caucus.
I am so glad that I was able to attend this event, and pleased that some college students who I invited also attended. I look forward to learning how the ideas developed at the caucus will be become an action plan for our community.
My goal for this blog post is:
to give those who did not attend information on what occurred
to create a public repository for some of the information I gathered in relation to the event
to remind us of the work yet to be done
The YPCLE: The Millennial Caucus started with a panel discussion led by Cleveland Young Professional Senate president Emily Bacha (@EmilyBacha). I was very impressed by all the presenters:
- Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish (@ArmondBudish @CuyahogaCounty)
- Mayor Frank G. Jackson (@CityofCleveland)
- Cleveland Foundation CEO Ronn Richard (@CleveFoundation)
After the panel discussion, I heard from others who attended that they were also very impressed. It is hard to convey in writing the positive atmosphere created by each of the speakers -- it generated a lot of excitement which hopefully will lead to further action by the attendees of the caucus.
Tweets & Retweets
What follows are the tweets that I shared before and during the first part of the YPCLE: The Millennial Caucus:
The featured speakers, and the topics they presented, included:
The following tweets and retweets will give you a taste of what they presented:
All the ideas and action items generated in these breakouts sessions were collected, and we’re excited to explore them in greater detail. Stay tuned – we’ll be sharing them here soon!
Yes, this meeting is not the end, but the beginning.
Be sure to following the activities of the Cleveland Young Professional Senate (@ClevelandYPS), the Cleveland Foundation (@CleveFoundation), and The City Club of Cleveland (@TheCityClub) to learn about the ideas developed at the YPCLE: The Millennial Caucus, and future action steps generated through all the Greater Cleveland Caucus Series events.
Here are additional tweets and retweets:
Here are my photos from the day:
What Others Have to Say
I always want to include what others write about events I attend. Here are other blog posts and articles about the YPCLE: The Millennial Caucus. If you know of more, please let me know by adding a comment below or mentioning to me on Twitter: @sos_jr.
YPCLE: The Millennial Caucus
This Cleveland YPS - The Cleveland Young Professional Senate Facebook event includes details about the day. Plus, you can link to other Cleveland Young Professional Senate activities on Facebook.
Cleveland Young Professional Senate takes seat at city’s decision-making table with plans to host joint caucus
April 28, 2016, by Stephanie Davis on Cleveland Business Connects (CBC) magazine (@CBCmagazine)
Another resource, The Pulse, presented by Cleveland Foundation in partnership with Crain's Cleveland Business (@CrainsCleveland), "uses extensive data to inform how we’re doing in different spheres of life, including education, housing, jobs, safety, health, transportation, population and the environment."
More Pulse coverage can be found on the Crain's website via the following links:
- Housing and neighborhoods
- Jobs and economy
- Inclusion: Population and demographics
- Community caucus: a yearlong conversation
Related Blog Posts
The YPCLE: The Millennial Caucus was an event that provided young leaders in Cleveland with an opportunity to give their input on key community issues. These issues were identified at the Saturday, March 12, 2016, inaugural Greater Cleveland Caucus: A Town Hall Meeting on Community Solutions event. Please learn more by reading my blog post:
- Blog Date: Monday, March 21, 2016 - Cleveland Caucus - Community Solutions
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