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Press Release

Cleveland Fed to Host Constitution Day New Citizen Ceremony on September 16, 2016

What: Constitution Day New Citizen Naturalization Ceremony
When: Friday, September 16, 2016, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm ET
Where: Main lobby of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, 1455 East Sixth Street (please use Superior Ave. entrance)
Registration: News media must register in advance. A photo ID is required for admittance. Please note that this event is not open to the general public.

On September 16, Constitution Day (observed), 26 people from around the world will become new US citizens at a naturalization ceremony hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

US District Judge Pat E. Morgenstern-Clarren of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, will preside over the ceremony and administer the Oath of Allegiance in the historic, golden marble lobby of the Cleveland Reserve Bank. Bank First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Greg Stefani will provide welcoming remarks to the new citizens and their family and friends.

Constitution Day—also known as Citizenship Day—is celebrated annually on September 17 to commemorate the day on which the founding fathers of the United States signed the U.S. Constitution.

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