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Patte Bettis-Eddie

Program Developer/Facilitator

Favorite Cleveland moment and why?

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Pam Crossman

Program Developer/Facilitator

Favorite thing about being from Cleveland?

I love being part of a hardworking community with amazing food, renown arts and culture, freshwater access, and so many cool things to do and see.

Greg Deegan

Executive Director

Favorite thing to do in the Cleveland area?

Just about everything in University Circle – from the museums, to Wade Oval Wednesdays, there’s an energy and excitement there year-round.

Jen Forshey

Program Developer/Facilitator

What are you most proud of as a Clevelander?

Our love of the lake and our desire to take care of it.

Sally Hirsh

Program Coordinator

If Cleveland was a famous actor, who would it be?

Paul Newman of course! He's cool and tough and kind and of course good looking - just like Cleveland.

Erika Hood

Program Developer/Facilitator

Favorite thing to do in the Cleveland?

The Cleveland Air Show! I love sharing that moment with my family, especially my Uncle, an Army veteran!

Marc Nathanson

Development Director

Favorite thing about being a Clevelander?

I love the beauty of our city, the uniqueness of our history, and our “never quit” attitude.

Karissa Piper

Program Developer/Facilitator

Favorite Cleveland moment and why?

Autumn in Cleveland! The air is nippy, the trees turn gorgeous colors, and the weather is delightful!

Audrea Ramirez

Program Developer/Facilitator

What are you most proud of as a Clevelander?​

Gretchen Blackwell

Marketing & Publishing Associate

What are you most proud of as a Clevelander?​

As a recent Cleveland transplant, my personal favorite moment would be last summer at a guardians game. I attended the game with a group of my friends and it was a perfectly Cleveland night.

Sarah Rose

Social Media Manager

Favorite thing about being a Clevelander?

I love the sense of genuine pride people have for their city and their genuine excitement to share the city with others

Erica Stehlik

Finance Manager

What's your favorite thing to do in the Cleveland?

Trying all of the great restaurants and enjoying the lake in the summer.


Daniel Anstandig

CEO and Co-founder, Futuri Media

Patte Bettis-Eddie

Program Developer/Facilitator

Shawn DaVis

Vice President of Business Development, Greater Cleveland Partnership

Jen Forshey

Teacher, Rocky River High School

Matt Hite

Vice President, Strategic Bank Services, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Greg Malkin

Founder, Young Entrepreneur Institute

Arin Miller-Tait

Community Education Director, University Circle Inc.

Charlie Price

Litigation Counsel, Eaton Corporation

Alyssa Raybuck

Advancement Officer, the Cleveland Zoological Society

Our Sponsors

Books on Cleveland History: Cleveland Landmarks Press

In 1980, it seemed Cleveland didn’t have much going for it, community spirit was on the wane, and few books about the city found their way into print. Dan Cook and Jim Toman decided to try to do something about it – they established Cleveland Landmarks Press, Inc. (CLP) that year. Its mission? Produce books about the city’s landmarks and about its key events. The first book was The Terminal Tower Complex, celebrating that landmark’s golden anniversary. In 1997, Greg Deegan became a partner in the company.

By 2023, CLP had published 43 books. We hope Greater Clevelanders and former Greater Clevelanders can find in these books information to enhance their knowledge of the city and to rekindle fond memories of days gone by. CLP remains committed to preserving the history of the city, so if you’re looking for books on Cleveland’s history, you have found the right spot.

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