Today Mayor Frank Jackson will give his State of the City address.
The Honorable Frank Jackson, mayor of the City of Cleveland, will give his State of the City address at noon on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at noon, to The City Club of Cleveland. The Special Forum will be held at Public Auditorium, 500 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland.
A native Clevelander, Jackson attended public schools, earned his associates degree at Cuyahoga Community College, and earned his bachelors, masters and law degrees at Cleveland State University. He was elected to the Cleveland City Council in 1989 to represent Ward 5 and also served as chair of the Community and Economic Development Committee during the White administration.
In 2002, Jackson was elected by the then 21-member City Council to serve as City Council president. In November 2005, he was elected to serve as Cleveland’s 56th mayor.
This Forum is sponsored by AT&T with support from Sisters of Charity Health System.
The Forum, with approximately 1,000 attendees, will be broadcast live on WCPN 90.3 FM. It is being recorded by WVIZ-TV for broadcast Thursday, March 8 at 11:00PM. Time Warner Cable will rebroadcast the program three times in the week following.
Established in 1912 to encourage new ideas and a free exchange of thought, The City Club of Cleveland is the oldest continuous free speech forum in the country, renowned for its tradition of debate and discussion. The City Club’s mission is to inform, educate and inspire citizens by presenting significant ideas and providing opportunities for dialogue in a collegial setting.