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Do Hard Things. Be Accessible.

Do Hard Things. Be Accessible.

by William Murdock, Executive Director, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission & CEOs for Cities Columbus, Ohio Cluster Member //

CEOs for Cities. Indianapolis.  As an advocate of my favorite oft-compared Midwestern neighbor, Columbus and Central Ohio, this was my chance for inspiration with a side of learning how we were keeping up with the Joneses – and – with leaders and thinkers from across the country.  I was expecting to be challenged about how better to connect, to innovate, and to nourish our talent and our uniqueness. And #IndyCEO did not disappoint. My takeaways are simply put: Do hard things. Be accessible.

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Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL)

Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL)

by Councilman Matt Zone, City of Cleveland //

In early December 2014, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released the results of a two-year investigation into the Cleveland Division of Police. The findings were shocking: Cleveland police officers regularly violated the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution by engaging in a “pattern or practice of using unreasonable and unnecessary force.”

“This pattern of excessive force has eroded public confidence in the police,” the report stated. It also said Cleveland police officers were not provided with adequate “training, policy guidance, support, supervision and equipment needed to allow them to do their jobs safely and effectively.”

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