CEO Coffee with Mayor Cranley
The CEO Coffee series features an in-depth and informal discussion led by a key industry figure in the community. As the preeminent multi-disciplinary real estate forum in southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky, ULI Cincinnati facilitates and encourages the open exchange of ideas, information and experience among local leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating better places. These members-only discussions are designed to give an intimate group of executives from the greater Cincinnati area the chance to hear from a community-based leader with first-hand experience.
Our conversation on October 26 will be with Mayor John Cranley, City of Cincinnati.
Raised in Price Hill, John Cranley was infused with a deep faith and commitment to giving back at a young age. Now John and his wife, Dena, are raising their son in the city, dedicated to the same ideals of hard work, service and faith. As Mayor, John is working every day to make Cincinnati the best place in America to live, raise a family and locate a business.
Since taking office in late 2013, John has helped bring more than 6,100 new jobs to Cincinnati; lobbied for three police recruit classes which added 97 officers, the first new hires in six years; added 46 firefighters, which effectively ended “brownouts” in the Fire Department; resolved the city’s pension crisis; approved a multi-year plan to repave and repair deteriorating roads; and drafted a major anti-poverty program, the Hand Up Initiative.
John’s commitment to civil rights and equal opportunity match the values of our Queen City. As Mayor, he implemented a Croson Disparity Study and created an Office of Economic Inclusion & Minority Contracting, aimed at increasing the number of minority firms awarded city contracts. On Council, John led the effort to ban racial profiling and was a lead negotiator for the historic Collaborative Agreement, which has helped improved race relations in the city. John also led the effort to pass the Hate Crimes Law after a person was murdered because of their sexual orientation.
John is the co-founder of the Ohio Innocence Project, which has exonerated more than 20 people who were wrongfully imprisoned. Also, John has worked as a private sector developer and a real estate attorney.
John graduated from St. William’s, St. Xavier High School and earned degrees from John Carroll University, Harvard Law school and Harvard Divinity School.
This is a member’s only free event with a seating limit of 35.
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