Excited about the future of Engage! Cleveland

Excited about the future of Engage! Cleveland


Written by: Ira Kaplan

On August 5, 2015 Engage! Cleveland’s Board nominated and approved me to become the next Board Chair of our organization. My duties officially commence on October 1, 2015. As I think about starting this new role I took some time to reflect on our mission and what I am excited about.

I’ve now been involved with Engage for a couple years at the board level and as I’ve observed how we help young professionals engage In our community I have become more excited over time about our mission.  I think that creating connections among YPs and dialogue among them and our community leaders and the business, civic communities very much highlights how great this area is.  I believe that what we do can only help keep and, at the end of the day, attract, young professionals to this area, which will make us even stronger together.

I am looking forward to the next two years as board chair and to working with Ashley, our board,  and great YP leaders as we continue to provide opportunities for YPs to meaningfully engage in Greater Cleveland.