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Workforce development, community revitalization focus of June 18-19 Policy Summit

Selected sessions will be streamed live, including the mayors panel and Cleveland Fed president's keynote address

Several hundred policymakers, community development practitioners, academics, and funders have registered to attend the 12th Policy Summit on Housing, Human Capital, and Inequality, which will take place on June 18-19, 2015, at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh.

Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland in partnership with the Federal Reserve Banks of Philadelphia and Richmond, the Policy Summit provides a forum for discussions about issues of vital interest to our communities, such as workforce development, affordable housing, and community revitalization.

Bill Peduto, Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh, and Jane Campbell, Director of the Washington DC Office of the National Development Council and former Mayor of the City of Cleveland, will open the conference on June 18.

Loretta J. Mester, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, will close the event with a luncheon keynote address on June 19.

For the first time, the Policy Summit will convene in Pittsburgh. The city’s renaissance will be the focus of one of the 18 conference sessions, while another will examine the revitalization of Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood. A third session will highlight innovative approaches to community and economic development being used by Pittsburgh and by Philadelphia, on the opposite side of the state. 

Check out the agenda, featuring more than 50 distinguished presenters, and this preview from Paul Kaboth, the Cleveland Fed's vice president of  community development.

Registration closes on June 11. The registration fee is $195; $145 for nonprofits. Members of the news media may attend the summit free of charge, but must register in advance. (Journalists will need to select “Check” as the payment option and "Media" as the attendee type in order to register, but will not be billed. Those interested in joining the optional tour of Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood will need to register for that separately. Please note that seats for the tour are limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.)

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that along with the Board of Governors in Washington DC comprise the Federal Reserve System. Part of the US central bank, the Cleveland Fed participates in the formulation of our nation’s monetary policy, supervises banking organizations, provides payment and other services to financial institutions and to the US Treasury, and performs many activities that support Federal Reserve operations System-wide. In addition, the Bank supports the well-being of communities across the Fourth Federal Reserve District through a wide array of research, outreach, and educational activities.

The Cleveland Fed, with branches in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, serves an area that comprises Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia.

Media contact

Doug Campbell,, 513.455.4479