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Press Release

Cleveland Fed to host Policy Summit 2023: Communities Thriving in a Changing Economy

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland will host Policy Summit 2023: Communities Thriving in a Changing Economy, June 21-23 in downtown Cleveland and online.

More than 50 experts will participate in outside-the-beltway conversations focused on policies and programs affecting lower-income communities in a fast-changing post-pandemic economy.

The Policy Summit is geared toward anyone interested in community development, including practitioners, policymakers, elected officials, researchers, funders, bankers, and students. Attendees will get the opportunity to:

  • Discuss timely topics that affect low- to moderate-income individuals and underserved communities.
  • Access research and best practices related to workforce and economic development, small businesses, and other topics key to racial and economic inclusion.
  • Learn how to design and implement strategies for impact.
  • Build new and strengthen existing relationships.

All Policy Summit sessions that are open to the general public will take place on June 22 and 23 at Hilton Cleveland Downtown on Lakeside Avenue; the virtual option includes access to the opening keynote and plenary sessions. To register, visit the Policy Summit home page. In-person registration closes June 13.

The event is hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland in partnership with the Federal Reserve Banks of Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Richmond, and St. Louis.

Featured speakers:


Angela F. Williams, President and CEO, United Way Worldwide

Fed Listens

Michelle W. Bowman, Governor, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Loretta J. Mester, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Dionissi Aliprantis, Assistant Vice President and Director of the Program on Economic Inclusion, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Mayor’s Panel

Justin M. Bibb, Mayor, City of Cleveland, Ohio
Christina Muryn, Mayor, City of Findlay, Ohio
Joseph V. Schember, Mayor, City of Erie, Pennsylvania
Prabal Chakrabarti, Executive Vice President and Community Affairs Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Small Business

Geri Sanchez Aglipay, Regional Administrator, US Small Business Administration Great Lakes Region
Carolyn Cawley, President, US Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Larry Fulton, Owner, Hanlon Composites
Baiju R. Shah, President and CEO, Greater Cleveland Partnership

Workforce Development

Timothy J. Bartik, Senior Economist, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Harry J. Holzer, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; John LaFarge Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown University
Tameshia Bridges Mansfield, Vice President Workforce and Regional Economies, Jobs for the Future
Earl Buford, President, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)

To see all speakers and a full agenda, visit the Policy Summit 2023 home page.


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

Chuck Soder,, 216.672.2798