Cuyahoga County Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones, president of the Board of Cuyahoga County Commissioners (BOCC), will give an update on the status of a Cleveland medical mart and plans for the Ameritrust Tower at noon on Friday, March 21, 2008, at The City Club of Cleveland.
The only African-American county commissioner in Ohio, Peter Lawson Jones became a member of the BOCC on February 9, 2002. Jones represents the board as co-chairman of Invest in Children, vice chairman of the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District, vice chairman of the County’s Investment Advisory Committee, and as the BOCC’s designee to the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, and the World Trade Center-Cleveland/International Trade Alliance. He is also the secretary and a member of the Executive Committee of the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency Board of Governors.
A partner with the law firm of Roetzel & Andress, Jones previously served two and a half terms in the Ohio House of Representatives, as vice mayor and a councilman of Shaker Heights, and as special counsel for the Ohio Attorney General and Associate Bar Examiner for the Supreme Court of Ohio.
Amongst his civic activities, Jones is chairman of the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood and serves the County Commissioners Association of Ohio as both a member of its board and chair of its Metropolitan and Regional Affairs Committee. He also belongs to the boards of Miami University, Cleveland Leadership Center, Center for Health Affairs, Karamu House, and the Cleveland Baseball Federation, and serves on the advisory boards of United Way Services, Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity, Earth Day Coalition, and Shoes and Clothes for Kids.
Tickets are $18 for members and $30 for non-members. Lunch is included. They can be purchased by calling The City Club at 216.621.0082 or visiting the website at www.cityclub.org.