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Press Release

Cleveland Fed publishes summaries of Fed Listens programs

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland took several approaches over the first half of 2019 to solicit a wide range of perspectives from diverse stakeholders to help inform the Fed's review of the strategy, tools, and communications practices used to pursue its monetary policy goals. Summaries of the Cleveland Fed's listening efforts are now posted.

Highlights include:

  • Key takeaways from surveys of the Cleveland Fed's business and community advisory councils and branch boards of directors.
  • Responses to the Community Issues Survey of direct-service providers including workforce boards, food pantries, and health and human services agencies.
  • A capstone Fed Listens session with Cleveland Fed President and CEO Loretta J. Mester and Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard.

Read more: The Fed Listens: A Discussion with Federal Reserve Leadership

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