- APA Early Career enrollment is now open through Sept. 26th- click here if you are looking to join APA as a new member this year! If you are interested and meet the criteria, talk to me and I will sign you up.
- First Year Representative Elections will be held during our next meeting on Thursday, Sept. 18th. The role of of First Year Representative is to learn the roles of & assist the Executive Board with our operations. All candidates MUST be returning next year, to provide the Board with vital institutional knowledge. If you are a new member of CSU APA and want to play an integral part of the Executive Board, I encourage you to email us with a brief paragraph of why you are interested in the organization and why you would make a great First Year Representative. The deadline for nominations is Monday, Sept. 15th. Elections will be held Thursday, Sept. 18th in the first half of our meeting.
Hello, this is James Aspery, your friendly neighborhood President of CSU APA for the 2014-2015 year! As mentioned in my previous message earlier this summer, our Executive Board has prepared a jam-packed Fall semester full of fun events, incredible speakers, delicious baked goods and more! Our first General Meeting of the year is on Thursday, Sept. 4th from 5-6PM in the Bonda Board Room- there will be no speaker this time, but PLENTY of information to go through with you all & free pizza. For those of you who cannot make it, here is a quick run-through of what you need to know:
Hello! This is James Aspery, 2014-2015 President of CSU/APA, and I am excited to share all of the Executive Board's hard work & planning over the course of the upcoming semester! We look forward to continuing the traditional events (such as the always-fun Brown's Watch Party), as well as adding a few new additions to the usual spread. Our mission is to engage our members both inside & outside of Levin, and we plan on accomplishing that through a series of events throughout the Fall semester.
As such, we will discuss these ideas & plans for the Fall semester during the first General Membership meeting of the semester, on Thursday, Sept. 4th from 5-6PM in the Bonda Board Room (UR 254). Here is the full meeting schedule:
If you are a CSU student currently active on OrgSync, please follow the link and RSVP: https://orgsync.com/35194/events/798450/occurrences/1670366 . Otherwise, look out for our flyers & posters appearing around campus in August!
On behalf of the entire Executive Board, we look forward to this upcoming year- let's make it a great one!
- James & Co.
Our meeting this week will feature a panel of parents raising their children in the city. Join the discussion about Raising Kids in the City and learn about this interesting movement and what it means for Cleveland.
Join us for a conversation about a possible merger between Cleveland and East Cleveland. Don't forget that this weeks meeting is in the Sweet Room (UR 241).
Meeting today, Wednesday September 18th from 5-6pm in Sweet Seminar Room
This will be our THIRD weekly meeting. From now on, meetings will be every other week. So after today we won't meet again until October 2nd. Aside from today, meetings will continue to be held in UR254, the Bonda Board Room.
TODAY IS ELECTIONS for Committee Chairs and First Year Representative. Only dues paying members may participate in the election, which will take place during the second half of the meeting. If you're not a current member yet, please bring $20 to tonight's meeting - applications will be available.
We will have some special guests tonight to talk to us more about Park(ing) Day which is this Friday September 20th. If you want to join the group of us that is participating, it's not too late. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know so we can keep you in the loop!
A couple other reminders, in case you're not getting our emails (and if you're not- tell us so we can add you to our mailing list).
APA Early Career Program
If you are a MUPDD student under age 35 and have never been a member of APA National, fill out the form below and return it to Maria Rokakis or to the APA office (UR114 - just slide it under the door) by Monday September 23rd.
Will Tarter came in to talk to us about the following 2 events (Home Sweet Homes and Conversations with the Candidates). Learn more about Will and the Cleveland Young Professional Senate here: https://www.facebook.com/ClevelandYPS
Home Sweet Homes volunteer opportunity
If you want to volunteer at this event, you'll need to let us know by tomorrow, Thursday September 19th.
Conversations with the Candidates
Meet Mayor Jackson, Ken Lanci, and other political office nominees. Bring your business cards, network, ask questions, and take part in the political process!
Looking forward to seeing everyone this evening! Come hungry, eat pizza :)
This Thursday February 21st, we are excited to announce that Cleveland City Councilman Anthony "Tony" Brancatelli will be joining us. Councilman Brancatelli is considered an expert on the devastating foreclosure crisis, at both the local and national levels. He wears many hats - Ward 12 Representative (Slavic Village & part of Old Brooklyn), Chairman of the Council's Community and Economic Development Committee, Chair of the County Land Bank, lifelong Slavic Village resident, and recipient of many awards that recognize his dedication and commitment to our community. We are honored to have the Councilman as our guest this week. It will be a great opportunity for APA members to meet this astounding leader and find out what is happening in Slavic Village today and in the future. Read his full biography here: http://www.clevelandcitycouncil.org/ward-12/#
All CSU APA meetings this semester are held from 5pm to 6pm in UR 241, Sweet Seminar Room.
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MUST HEAR SPEAKER SERIES NIGHT!!! CSU/APA Meeting Tonight!! Guest speakers: Tony Coyne and Steve Litt
For the fourth CSU/APA meeting of the Spring Semester, we will host Steve Litt, Art and Architecture Critic from the Plain Dealer and Tony Coyne, Chair of the Planning Commission for Cleveland. The topic: the New Group Plan Commission and its impact on the future of Cleveland.
If there is one CSU/APA meeting NOT to miss, it would be this one.
To familiarize yourself with the New Group Plan, click on the link below:
To learn more about tonight's speakers: please visit the Speaker Series tab on the left side of this page.
See you all later today!
On Thursday, March 1, 2012, CSU/APA will host the Teaching Cleveland Foundation in the Bonda Room from 2 pm to 5 pm. The Teaching Cleveland Foundation is a pending 501 (3) (c) organization with a stated mission to develop Cleveland-centered curricula in area schools that deepen an understanding of Greater Cleveland’s rich history, foster an appreciation of its varied resources, and equip participants with the skills and capacities to connect, collaborate, and commit.
The Nine Twelve Student Planning Project, which the Teaching Cleveland Foundation is promoting a plan that introduces new initiatives and builds around existing assets to create a mixed-use neighborhood that will serve the needs of the district and complement the rest of the investments underway in downtown Cleveland. This project involves approximately 30 students from four area high schools: Western Reserve Academy, Beachwood, Hawken, and Gilmour Academy.
The following program is divided into two sections:
2 pm - 3:30 pm - Panelists from four sectors: Urban Design & Development, Sustainability, Market Forces (Real Estate and its Processes), and Community Engagement, which include:
Allen Wiant- PlayhouseSquare Real Estate Services
David Browning- Managing Director of CB Richard Ellis
Michael Deemer- Vice President of Business Development of Downtown Cleveland Alliance
Kevin Schmotzer- City of Cleveland
Brent Donnell- Charter One Bank
3:30 pm - 5 pm - Breakout Groups representing the four sectors. CSU/APA members are especially encouraged to show up and offer their own advice, comments, opinions on the topic of the sector.