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June 9, 2011  |  News Release #14917  |  Contact: Joe Mosbrook, 216.523.7279,
Cleveland City Employees Propose Ways to Improve Government and Services

City employees graduate from management academy and propose ways to improve government and services


Cleveland Management Academy

Presentations by 30 City administrators from across all divisions on ways to cut costs, break down department silos, and start new programs and services to benefit residents


Tuesday, June 14 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.


CSU's Levin College of Urban Affairs
Glickman-Miller Hall
1717 Euclid Avenue
Dively Auditorium


  • Employees from the divisions of Health, Police, Streets, Waste Collection, Port Control, Recreation, Internal Audit, Building/Housing, Neighborhood Services and more
  • Mayor Frank Jackson
  • Levin College Dean Ned Hill
  • CSU Provost Geoffrey Mearns


Supported by the Cleveland Foundation, the Academy is collaboration between the City and CSU's Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, now completing its second year. City employees enrolled in a one-year concentrated program in Public Management Development to build and enhance their management skills. The program is custom designed by the Center for Leadership in the Levin College and meets the needs addressed in Mayor Jackson's "Operations Efficiency Task Force."

The program professionalizes and empowers the City workforce to meet the public management challenges of the 21st century. All customized workshops (25) focus on workplace efficiency, improved communications, customer service, change management, and innovative planning strategies. Participation qualifies for academic credit.

Presentations include:

    Wellness While You Work: a new collaboration between CSU and the City to reduce health care costs, including having CSU students provide exercise and nutrition classes for city employees

    Cleveland Residential Composting Kickstart: a successful pilot program in a local neighborhood to establish composting as a sustainable alternative for waste management

    Youth Activities Resources and Development: a new collaboration with CMSD and the city's Workforce Development department to expand recreation, workforce development and educational programming for the city's youth

    Mentoring Program: as part of the city's "Knowledge Transfer" effort, it may be the only municipal program of its kind the country

    The Division of Resource Acquisition: a new targeted city effort to identify diverse funding streams to support the city's strategic initiatives

For more information: Zo Tyler, MPA, Director, CSU Center for Leadership Development, 216.687.2206.

About Cleveland State University

Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for engaged learning. With an enrollment of more than 17,000 students, eight colleges and approximately 200 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2011 as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.

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