Healthy Lakewood Foundation – Foundation Planning Task Force To Host Community Conversation

After over 18 months of dedicated work, Lakewood’s Foundation Planning Task Force (FPTF) is preparing to hand the keys over to the Healthy Lakewood Foundation’s new board.

Please join the Task Force on June 13, 2018 at 7pm at Lincoln Elementary (15615 Clifton Blvd), as they share what the community voiced, and how it has been implemented during the process, initiated in early 2017. Amongst the goals of the night will be describing the overarching process for the creation of the Healthy Lakewood Foundation, identifying the structure and intended outcomes, and how it has been intentionally designed to meet the needs of Lakewood through its mission, vision, and guiding principles. The discussion will also center around some key provisions in the Code of Regulations put forth that will allow the Healthy Lakewood Foundation to not only differentiate itself, but also be a leader in how foundations operate, going forward.

This forum comes on the heels of two presentations to City Council and the Mayor on May 21 and June 4. It is expected that City Council will vote to ratify the recommendations and slate of board members at its June 18 meeting, with Mayor Summers and Lakewood Hospital Association signing off shortly thereafter. This will put the Healthy Lakewood Foundation in place to begin operating in July.

Michael Bentley

Mike Bentley is originally from Lakewood and lives here today with his wife, Missy, and sons, James and Alex. In his free time, Mike enjoys gardening and landscaping, golf, Cleveland sports, The Ohio State Buckeyes, and spending time with his family. He is a past board member of the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce. He is a current board member of the Clifton Club and the Lakewood Foundation. Mike is also actively involved with LakewoodAlive, as a board member, volunteer, and title sponsor for the Front Porch Concert Series. He is also chair of the communications subcommittee for the Foundation Planning Task Force.

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Volume 14, Issue 11, Posted 10:43 PM, 06.05.2018