Budish Forms Policy Working Groups to Support Transition

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Three Working Groups Reflect Broad Array of Civic and Community Leaders

CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County Executive-elect Armond Budish announced the formation of three policy working groups comprised of a broad array of civic and community leaders from throughout Cuyahoga County. The policy working groups will focus on economic growth and jobs, improving the quality of life and place, and ensuring an effective and efficient government.

U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Warrensville Heights, will serve as Chair of Chairs for the working groups, offering additional leadership and guidance to County Executive-Elect Budish.

“I’m pleased to be serving as Chair of Chairs for the three working groups. We have assembled a broad array of civic leaders and citizens, and we are committed to being inclusive and seeking input,” Fudge said. “We are coming together as a community at a critical moment in our history, when our opportunities far outnumber our challenges, and our best days lie ahead.”

“I want to thank this diverse and dedicated group of civic leaders and community members for supporting our transition team, and generously donating their time, energy and ideas so we can lay the foundation for a successful administration,” said Cuyahoga County Executive-elect Armond Budish. “These three working groups reflect a cross section of our county. Their unique perspectives and backgrounds will be critical in helping us define opportunities to grow our economy and create jobs, improve our quality of life and run an effective and efficient government.”

Beth E. Mooney will chair the Economic Growth and Opportunity Working Group. Ms. Mooney is the Chairman & CEO of KeyCorp and the Director for the Greater Cleveland Partnership. The group will work together to find new opportunities to create and retain jobs, train and develop the workforce, and break the cycle of poverty.

Ronald B. Richard, President and CEO of the Cleveland Foundation will chair the Quality of Life Working Group. The group will focus on protecting and growing regional assets, like Lake Erie and fiber-optics, assessing challenges, and maximizing regional opportunities to make Cuyahoga County a destination point for companies and families.

Warrensville Heights Mayor Bradley D. Sellers will chair the Effective and Efficient Government Working Group, which will work collaboratively to find new ways to invest in the county workforce, bring county leaders together and manage public finances effectively and accountably.