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Press Release

Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen hosts a town hall meeting with educators on Jan 12 via live webcast

Greater Cincinnati educators and students will participate in a watch party at the Cincinnati Branch of the Cleveland Fed

Watch on January 12, 2017, at 7:00 pm ET as Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen addresses educators from across the US via a live webcast. After brief remarks about the mission and responsibilities of the Federal Reserve, Yellen will respond to questions that were submitted by teachers who are participating in watch parties being held at Federal Reserve offices. (The webcast can be viewed at

Among those participating in an educational program being held at the Cincinnati Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland are educators and students from Mount Healthy Junior High School, St. Ursula Academy, and Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati, Ohio; Lakota West High School in West Chester, Ohio; Mason High School in Mason, Ohio; and Somerset Community College in London, Kentucky.

The Cleveland Fed’s program for educators, which is being co-hosted by the Cincinnati Center for Economic Education, will begin at 5:00 pm with presentations by the Bank’s staff, followed by dinner and the “Conversation with the Chair.”

In addition to inviting educators from its District to attend the Cincinnati event, the Cleveland Fed also provided watch party kits to teachers who chose to host programs at their schools. The kits include educational resources and discussion questions.

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,, 513.218.1892