ABOUT CHESAPEAKE CONNECT

Chesapeake Connect is a three (3) day regional delegation trip to a peer metropolitan region, designed to introduce participants to best practices in transportation planning, community development, economic development and workforce development.  Chesapeake Connect 2017 is the first of what we expect to be an annual program.

VISION

Chesapeake Connect aims to share compelling initiatives and practices that may be brought to the Baltimore region; and, through an immersive learning experience, foster working relationships among leaders in our region. 

PARTICIPANTS

Participants will include many of the chief elected officials of the counties in the Baltimore region as well as a select group of executive level business, non-profit and government leaders. All invitees are nominated by a member of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council's Board of Directors. Space is limited to approximately 50 participants.

Why Cleveland?

Cleveland was identified as a peer post-industrial city struggling with population decline. Other similarities to our region include a renewed focus on growing the region's manufacturing sector, the influence of anchor institutions in the redevelopment of the City and the region's growing suburban communities.

 
 
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Allan H.
Kittleman
 
Allan H. Kittleman
Howard County Executive & BMC Board Chair
 
Catherine
Pugh
 
Catherine E. Pugh
Baltimore City Mayor
 
Michael
B. Kelly
 
Michael B. Kelly
Executive Director of BMC
 
Steven R.
Schuh
 
Steven R. Schuh
Anne Arundel County Executive & BMC Vice-Chair
 
Stephen
Wantz
 
Stephen Wantz
Carroll County Commissioner
 
James J.
Moran
 
James J. Moran
Queen Anne's County Commissioner
William
C. Ferguson
 
William C. Ferguson
Maryland State Senator
 
Stephen
W. Lafferty
 
Stephen W. Lafferty
Maryland State Delegate
 
J. Thomas
Sadowski
 
J. Thomas Sadowski
Vice Chancellor for Econ. Dev., University System of Maryland
 
 
 
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Program
Highlights

GCRTA HEALTHLINE
The HealthLine is Cleveland's first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, serving the Euclid Corridor. It connects the two largest regional employment areas, Downtown and University Circle, and extends to the Louis Stokes Station at Windermere in East Cleveland.

FIRST SUBURBS CONSORTIUM
The first suburbs consortium is the first government-led advocacy organization in the country working to revitalize mature, developed communities and raise public and political awareness of the problem and inequities associated with urban sprawl and urban disinvestment.

RICHEY PIIPARINEN - CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCHER
Richey Piiparinen is a Senior Research Associate at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. He focuses on migration, demography, culture, and economic and community development.

MIDTOWN CLEVELAND
MidTown Cleveland, Inc. is a 501(c)3 economic development corporation founded in 1982 by Morton L. Mandel and other visionary business leaders. It serves a two-square mile district between Downtown Cleveland and University Circle.

THE CLEVELAND FOUNDATION
Established in 1914, The Cleveland Foundation was the world's first community foundation. It is America's fourth-largest community foundation. It is made up of more than 800 grant funds representing individuals, families, organizations and corporations.

TEAM NEO
Team NEO is an economic development organization focused on creating jobs for Northeast Ohio’s residents.


NOACA TRANSPORTATION FOR LIVABLE COMMUNITIES INITIATIVE
NOACA's Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative (TLCI) provides assistance to communities and public agencies for integrated transportation and land use planning and projects that strengthen community livability

CUYAHOGA COUNTY LAND BANK
is a quasi-governmental non-profit corporation established in Ohio in 2009. It was established to respond to the effects of the United States housing bubble in Cleveland and surrounding Cuyahoga County, where the housing bubble had a particularly strong impact.

MANUFACTURING ADVOCACY & GROWTH NETWORK – MAGNET
Through trusted advice and hands-on consulting, MAGNET provides sustainable growth for Northeast Ohio’s small manufacturers.

EDWINS - LEADERSHIP & RESTAURANT INSTITUTE
EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization that gives formerly incarcerated adults a foundation in the hospitality industry while providing a support network necessary for long-term success.

UNIVERSITY CIRCLE, INC.
The development, service, and advocacy organization responsible for the growth of University Circle neighborhood (including Case Western Reserve University, University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center and several cultural institutions) as a premier urban district and world-class center of innovation in health care, education, and arts & culture.

CLEVELAND PUBLIC SQUARE
Cleveland’s Public Square is the four-block central plaza of downtown Cleveland, Ohio created through public-private partnership.

 

 

 


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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5 — TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

Cost: $2000*
(Includes airfare, hotel accommodations, ground
transportation, program costs and meals)

*Financial assistance available based upon need. Please inquire directly.


— Accommodations 
The Hilton Cleveland Downtown
100 Lakeside Ave E | Cleveland, OH 44114

Space is limited to 50 participants
Availability is on a first come, first served basis.

Please RSVP by August 10, 2017 

To RSVP, contact Brian Shepter at
bshepter@baltometro.org or (410) 732-5974

All payments must be finalized by September 15, 2017
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