Monday, February 9, 2009

The National Fairness Campaign Symposium in Cleveland

“Enforcement and Regulation”
A Retrospective & Best Practices Identification Symposium

To be held at the Unified Technologies Center at Cuyahoga Community College main campus on Friday 13th 2009, Cleveland, Ohio 9:00 AM - 4:00PM

The National Fairness Campaign will review past political agreements and governing compacts and their relationship to the social, economic development environment under an Obama Presidency. The National Fairness Campaign will also identify and address historic moral gaps.

Ohio is a focal point of the National Fairness Campaign because it is middle America, and has demonstrated past and current innovations to address fairness and capacity building, including state government minority business development programs, initiatives to increase the budget for the African American males commission, and the creation of the proposed 2009 American Reinvestment & Recovery Program and federal solutions.

National Fairness Campaign Steering Committee

General Chairman Joseph Debro - Co-Founder, National Association of Minority Contractors [NAMC]

Co-Chairwoman Pandora Ramsay - Founding President, Ohio Fairness Campaign

Co-Chairman Irvin Henderson - member of Board of trustee's of the CRA Fund, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Community Reinvestment Coalition.

Co-Chairman Fred Hargrove Sr. PE,MBA – President of Hargrove Engineering and Chief Engineer for MDi's BioSafe Level IV Facility AEC/GC ops.

Convener of the National Fairness Campaign Steering Committee

Dr. Robert Day - President, Center for Urban & Rural Redevelopment

Steering Committee Adviser and Panel Moderator
Lawrence Auls and Executive Director LISW, LTD who is a published author

Current Cleveland Panelists

William F. Pickard, PhD – a successful 25 year business owner of manufacturing facilities, Chairman and CEO of Vitec USA, an owner of McDonalds franchisees and a volunteer instructor at Alabama State University

Mark Batson – President, PolicyBridge, Inc

George D. Edwards - Founder and President, Black Trades Council of Ohio

John Lawyer - Interim Vice President, Campus Planning and Operations, Case Western Reserve University

Clifford King - Vice President and CRA Officer, Dollar Bank of Cleveland

Jeff Johnson - Former Ohio State Senator and former city of Cleveland Director of Community Relations.

William Patmon - Former City of Cleveland of Councilman, former Chair of Affirmative Action and Employment Committee.

Carl White – President, The NET Video

Kathryn M. Hall CDP,MA - Resource Specialist Director Major Gifts, Health Programs, Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Zakiyyah Saleem - Founder of Buckeye's for Change.

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